Captioned Phones

A captioned telephone is a phone that has a built-in screen to display what the person on the other line is saying in text.

Benefits of Captioned Phones

  • Never miss a word! Spend more time focusing on the conversation rather than trying to interpret what’s being said.
  • Most phones are free (see below for more information on how to get yours).
  • They’re perfect for hearing aid users!



Short for Captioned Telephone, CapTel is a telephone designed for people with hearing loss. It works like other amplified telephones, with an important addition: Every word your caller says is displayed on the CapTel screen to read. Similar to closed captioning for TV.

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