Free CaptionCall Phones Help Hearing-Disabled Veterans Communicate
CaptionCall has extended a special free phone service to disabled veterans who have difficulty using regular telephones. The CaptionCall system works just like a regular phone but also provides text readout of the incoming speech. The captioning service is regulated and funded by the Federal Communications Committee.
Veterans who visit the CaptionCall website or call their toll-free number (887-557-2227) and use the reference code MSVETS can schedule for the equipment, delivery, and installation free of charge with no out-of-pocket costs.
Exposure to environmental noise, such as helicopter blades, jet engines, heavy machinery, and combat hazards like explosions, can all damage a soldier’s hearing during active duty. In many cases, hearing loss can be immediate, especially if associated with a traumatic brain injury. But for many soldiers, the loss of hearing can be a slowly progressing disability.
Hearing loss isn’t a new problem in the world of veterans’ disability. In 2010, the National Center for Veterans Analysis and Statistics reported 687,000 veterans out of the 23 million sought audiology services through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
Hearing loss is one of the lesser known disabling conditions that can result from military service in any field. A veterans’ disability representative can help you file a claim for benefits with the evidence necessary to prove that your hearing loss was related to your military career.
If you are a disabled veteran who has been denied disability compensation or have not yet applied for benefits from the VA, a South Florida disability representative from Disability Help Group is ready to help. To learn if you are entitled to certain programs and benefits contact our veteran’s disability rights firm today – 1-(800)-800-3332.