The newly released Hamilton Captel 840i Caption Phone replaces the original 800i series and truly represents an appropriate telephone option for any patient with hearing loss. As with the original 800i version, the new Hamilton Captel 840i Caption Phone not only works like a traditional telephone, but also displays the incoming caller’s voice as text on a large LCD screen via a free-of-charge captioning service. This allows patients to utilize their residual hearing to not only listen to the incoming caller’s voice via amplification up to 40 dB, but to also see what the caller says via the caption screen at the same time. The design of the telephone requires not only telephone service, but high-speed internet access. Every time the Captel user makes an outgoing or receives an incoming call, the phone automatically connects to the Captel service over the internet. Captel services are free of charge and do not require involvement of relay phone services.
The upgraded features currently offered by the Hamilton Captel 840i Caption Phone are amazing, offering patients with any degree of hearing loss to use and experience a great amplified telephone option. Unlike the original 800i series, the 840i offers wireless internet capability, enabling users to connect to the internet via WiFi connections. In other words, there is no longer the need to hard-wire this telephone to the modem, unless the user wishes to do so. The 840i comes equipped with a built-in answering machine that not only records voice messages, allowing the user to hear messages, but also displays voice messages as text on the caption screen. The upgraded phone also provides the user with a higher resolution and larger 7″ screen access to a new extra-large font size option for even larger caption text along with Spanish-language menu options. The best news of all is despite these improved features, the upgraded 840i is available for the same low price as the original 800i. To order this phone for your patients, contact Oaktree Products at 800.347.1960 and ask for customer service. You can also place an order 24/7 via our website www.oaktreeproducts.com.