ElderCare Resources® USA Partners With CaptionCall® to Help Seniors With Hearing Loss to Receive a Phone at No Cost

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Online Network Helps Educate Millions of Web Savvy Boomers and the Aging Population They Now Care For on How to Get a Free CaptionCall® Telephone and Stay Connected!

Studies reveal that aging adults who stay connected live longer, happier, healthier lives. Sadly hearing loss takes a huge toll on their ability to stay connected. Loneliness can increase the risk of dementia, hypertension and more. The good news is that individuals who struggle using the phone due to hearing loss can receive a CaptionCall® telephone at no-cost with professional certification! ElderCare Resources® will now help to inform seniors, aging boomers, caregivers, and industry providers on the simple process of qualifying for a free CaptionCall phone through its national network of websites.

Worldwide over 630 million people are affected by hearing loss. Approximately 1/3 of people over the age of 65 are affected by disabling hearing loss, yet most people take the ability to hear for granted. There may be no better way to describe why hearing is of such great importance in our lives than these words from the philosopher Immanuel Kant. “Blindness separates people from things. Deafness separates people from people.”

Exclusion from communication with family and friends can have a significant impact on everyday life, causing feelings of loneliness, isolation and frustration, particularly among older adults living with hearing loss. Establishing contact with other people, holding an intimate conversation or simply laughing together is an irreplaceable component of our social lives. Because the presence of a hearing loss is not visible, these effects may be attributed to aloofness, confusion, or personality changes. In older adults, a hearing loss is often confused with, or sometimes complicates conditions such as dementia.

“Since its inception in 2010, CaptionCall has advocated giving access to its phone at no cost, ensuring that all those who need the service get it, regardless of their ability to pay,” says Bruce Peterson, CaptionCall Senior Director of Marketing. “CaptionCall is committed to empowering consumers with hearing loss to communicate by phone and stay connected to family, friends and loved ones.”

As a provision of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the U.S. federal government established a fund to give individuals with hearing loss access to captioned telephone service at no cost. No costs are passed on to the end users. The only requirements in addition to having hearing loss are a standard home phone line and an Internet connection to use this service.

"ECR is looking forward to working with CaptionCall to help build awareness of this life changing no cost opportunity," said Steven Bailey, Co-Founder and CEO of ElderCare Resources USA.

Here's How to Receive Your Free CaptionCall Telephone:

  • Must provide a professional certification form from a qualified professional certifying your hearing loss and need for captioned telephone service.
  • A standard phone line and Internet connection are required to use the service.

Plus, there is no charge for delivery, installation or ongoing customer support.

About ElderCare Resources® USA:
ElderCare Resources® USA is an online marketing and media company dedicated to empowering seniors and their caregivers to obtain the knowledge and resources necessary to provide quality care for an aging parent, spouse, relative or friend. Since 2011 they have been managing the largest network of senior resources sites in North America. From their national website http://www.ElderCareResourcesUSA.com/ visitors can access all 50 U.S. state sites and a growing number of city sites.

About CaptionCall®:
CaptionCall is another innovative solution from Sorenson Communications, the worldwide leader in telecommunication relay services. Sorenson has been offering technology and services for assistive communications since 1995. CaptionCall is a revolutionary phone for anyone with hearing loss. CaptionCall offers amplification and superb sound quality while displaying smooth-scrolling captions of what callers say on a large, easy-to-read screen. It enables people to use the phone again with confidence! For more information call 1-877-557-2227 or visit: https://www.captioncall.com/

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Steven A. Bailey
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