“This partnership will ensure that those with hearing loss will have more options to exercise their human right to communicate.”
ROCKVILLE, Md. (PRWEB) May 24, 2021
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) today announced that CapTel from T-Mobile, an FCC-certified captioned telephone service, has become an ASHA Corporate Partner.
ASHA’s partnership with T-Mobile will broaden access to an important resource for people with hearing loss: enabling people to hear what they can and read what they miss on phone calls through the company’s captioned telephone service, which the federal government provides at no cost to the patient (see fcc.gov/trs for details).
Audiologists can access the CapTel From T-Mobile professional portal to explore options available for eligible patients. The captioning service is delivered through dedicated telephone devices. Audiologists and their patients can choose from multiple devices to suit their needs.
“We’re excited to expand this service to audiologists and their patients,” said ASHA President A. Lynn Williams, PhD, CCC-SLP. “This partnership will ensure that those with hearing loss will have more options to exercise their human right to communicate.”
ASHA members and those with hearing loss interested in learning more or using CapTel from T-Mobile are invited to visit captelfromtmobile.com.
About the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
ASHA is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for 218,000 members and affiliates who are audiologists; speech-language pathologists; speech, language, and hearing scientists; audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel; and students. Audiologists specialize in preventing and assessing hearing and balance disorders as well as providing audiologic treatment, including hearing aids. Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) identify, assess, and treat speech, language, and swallowing disorders. http://www.asha.org
About CapTel From T-Mobile
CapTel From T-Mobile was the nation’s first FCC-certified captioned telephone service, and has since connected millions of captioned phone calls for people with hearing loss. Through corporate sponsorships with advocacy organizations like ASHA, CapTel ensures broad access to its captioned telephone demo program. CapTel From T-Mobile’s complete, no-cost program equips any audiologist office with easy certification options, demo phones to meet a variety of patient needs, and one-button patient access to its unsurpassed customer care. Visit t-mobile.com/captel for all the details.
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