Hearing conditions impact the ability to hear, either partially or completely. These may include otosclerosis, tinnitus, and deafness. Limitations can include difficulty in hearing certain volumes, tones or frequencies, ringing in the ears, or the inability to hear anything at all.
Audio amplification equipment is used to assist individuals who have hearing limitations that prevent them from completing essential job tasks. They accomplish this by allowing an individual to amplify sounds in their environment, or by adjusting the tone and frequency of the sound heard through the individual's telephone handset.
Deaf-to-Hearing communication devices are used to assist individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing communicate with other individuals so they can accomplish essential job tasks. These devices accomplish this by allowing an individual to increase the speed and clarity of face to face communication through various methods.
Transcription devices or services are used to assist individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing in accessing information in audio and video formats. They accomplish this by adding captions to audio and video content.
Signaling Devices are used to assist individuals who have hearing limitations that prevent them from completing essential job functions. They accomplish this by allowing an individual to have a visual indication that their phone is ringing.