Don't Miss a Word of the Conversation
have difficulty hearing on the phone?
misunderstand conversations due to background noise?
said "What? Can you repeat that, please?"
been depending on others to help you with phone calls?
If you answered YES, we've got solutions for you!
South Dakota Captioned Telephone Service allows you to LISTEN and READ captions of everything during your phone conversations, just like real-time captions on TV. (great for people with severe hearing loss who wouldn’t benefit from an amplified phone.)
Another option is one of our Amplified Telephones which allow you to turn up the volume of your conversation so voices on the phone aren’t so quiet. (a great option for those with mild to moderate hearing loss)
How CapTel Works
CapTel phones are designed to give you the best of both worlds – voice and captions. Simply dial your party’s number like you would with any phone. Your CapTel phone automatically connects you to the captioning service.
When your party answers, you hear everything they say with your residual hearing. At the same time, the captioning service uses advanced voice recognition technology to transcribe everything your caller is saying and turning it into text, which appears on your CapTel phone’s screen.