Hearing Challenges and Video Calls

By: the Editorial Team.  Updated: September 17, 2021.


Problem description

Some people with hearing issues find video calls challenging because they can't always make out what people are saying. We wanted solutions that could help with that. 

The good news is there are various "solutions", and below are detailed "How To" instructions covering several of those solutions.

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This is part of a series of "Problems" and DIY Technology "Solutions" to the challenges faced by older adults, by Frank Engelman. 



Suggested Solutions

Closed Captioning for Zoom Video Calls

You have been enjoying Zoom video calls with your loved one, but sometimes they have a problem understanding what you are saying. If you have wished for a closed captioning service on Zoom for the hard of hearing, I have a solution for you!


Call Captioning with Alexa and Echo Show

Amazon released a “Call Captioning” feature for the Echo Show in December 2020 that allows your loved one who is hard of hearing to see your voice transcribed to text on her screen. Hereis how to set it up and use it.



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