This is a great phone for people with a hearing loss. When was the last time you tried to call your travel agent to plan a trip but found you just couldn't communicate properly? Or, tried to talk with your children or grandchildren over the phone only to be frustrated and unhappy with the results.
If you have been certified as having a hearing loss you can pick up this $200+ phone at no charge by providing a copy of your phone bill, a copy of your hearing test, and a copy of your driver's license or state-issued ID. You'll also need to complete an application form that you can obtain from the New Mexico Commission for Deaf & Hard of Hearing (NMCDHH) website - cdhh.state.nm.us. The phone number is 1.800.489.8536.
The device - as described by ClearCaptions and Clarity is, as follows:
The Ensemble is an amplified telephone that displays a transcript of your phone conversation in real-time on a large 7-inch color touchscreen. The amplified handset provides loud and clear sound of up to 50 decibels using the same state-of-the-art technology found in high-end hearing aids. Users can have the settings and contact numbers of the phone customized automatically using the built-in ClarityLogic customer support system.
ClearCaptions phone captioning service is funded by the U.S. government and provided for U.S. residents only. We can only process calls where one party of the call is located in the U.S.
ClearCaptions is only available in English.
HIGH-SPEED INTERNET CONNECTION REQUIRED FOR CAPTIONING
This device may also be available for residents of other states so if you're just visiting New Mexico you may want to check with your own states commission to learn of availability.