ClearCaption app launches to help the hearing impaired read phone calls

There are bunches of apps on the market today that allow users to do all sorts of stuff. A new app has surfaced for the Android platform that is called ClearCaptions and it is aimed directly at the user that has hearing problems. I would imagine the app would also be useful for people that […]

There are bunches of apps on the market today that allow users to do all sorts of stuff. A new app has surfaced for the Android platform that is called ClearCaptions and it is aimed directly at the user that has hearing problems. I would imagine the app would also be useful for people that can hear but work in an environment where it’s too loud for clear calls.

ClearCaptions is an app that can be downloaded and installed and allows the user to read the calls they make like a text message. The service offers near real time captions for voice calls on web browsers and on the iOS platform as well. The service can be used by qualified people for free. The app is offered for 31 million Americans with hearing loss. The app is in beta right now and can be downloaded on the Android Market.

“The need for ClearCaptions is significant, unmet, and growing,” said Dan Luis, CEO of Purple and its ClearCaptions line of business. “With the first baby boomers reaching age 65 this year, the population of older Americans is expected to rise sharply over the next 20 years. The number of Americans with age-related hearing loss – and who find using the phone increasingly frustrating – is growing just as rapidly. For this population, and for everyone with hearing loss, ClearCaptions makes it much easier to effectively use the phone.”

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