Captioned Telephones for Hearing Impaired Persons

Making and receiving telephone calls can be overwhelming to anyone suffering from hearing loss. Fortunately, you can now hold telephone conversations thanks to the availability of captioned telephones.

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A captioned telephone displays every word a caller says during a telephone conversation. The screen is big enough to ensure you can catch every word, even if you have low vision.

Most captioned telephones require a high-speed Internet connection to enable you to make the most out of your device. The Internet connection is pivotal since it generates the captions on the telephone screen using a dedicated free service that is available online. This service ensures the captions appear quickly and accurately during a telephone conversation.

Captioned Telephones at Beltone

Our caption phones for hearing impaired include:

  • CapTel 840i: This phone features an extremely large caption display screen to ensure you don’t miss a word. You can turn the captions on/off as needed. It also has a built-in answering machine that captures missed calls. It’s WI-FI compatible and comes with a five-year replacement program warranty.

  • CapTel 840: Unlike other caption phones, this phone doesn’t require an Internet connection to generate captions. Callers must dial the captioning service before entering your phone number. Outgoing calls automatically connect to the captioning service. This caption phone features an answering machine, adjustable font sizes and easy access to voicemail and answering machines.


  • CapTel 880i: The CapTel 880i has the largest display and is suitable for people with low vision. You can turn the captions on and off as needed and adjust font sizes and colors to suit your preferences. It comes with a built-in answering machine and is Wi-Fi compatible.


  • CapTel 2400i: Enjoy word-for-word captions using the CapTel 2400i. This phone has a larger display than most caption phones. It features a large, easy touchscreen display and powerful amplification. It also has a traditional keypad for added comfort and familiar dialing.


There are different types of caption phones available for the hearing impaired. Therefore, it’s important to consult an audiologist to help you choose one that best suits your needs. Call Beltone at (717) 763-1210, or visit our office today.