With the growth of VoIP it stands to reason that there's a growing number of users who will be accessing these services by means of traditional phone instruments, headsets, and portable VoIP phones.
But what about those users who have some hearing loss? I gotta tell you I am one of them. I can hear a whisper a mile away in my right ear, but I got about 80-85% hearing in my left (maybe too much REO Speedwagon in my youth). I, like many other VoIP users, hear that much better in my right ear then my left. I can correct for this by just cupping the phone instrument in my right hear, but it is headsets- such as the one I use with Skype- that is the challenge for me.
The piece talks about several types of advanced audio assistive technologies that work with phones, headsets, and hearing aids.
While I, thankfully, am not to that point yet, I would love to hear from some of you who are using VoIP despite auditory challenges you may face. Have you used any assistive tech to help? Post a TalkBack and let us know.