Cool new Android app helps the hearing impaired use a mobile phone

Shane McGlaun - Nov 17, 2010, 6:48am CST
Cool new Android app helps the hearing impaired use a mobile phone

Just about all TV shows are offered with captions that allow those that can’t hear or have hearing problems read what is being said in addition to hearing the words. This is a great thing for Android users that have a hard time hearing and the app is called Hamilton Mobile CapTel.

The app is now offered on the iPhone, Android, and Blackberry devices. On all the devices the app lets the user wear a compatible headset so they can hear and read the conversation they are having. The new app works on Android devices including phones in the Droid series and others.

I’m not sure if the app has to have carrier support or if it just runs on the smartphone. The maker says that there are lots of other compatible Android handsets on various carriers. Think of this app as closed captioning for mobile calls.

Via Android Community


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