Aurora, Neb — For the first time, Hamilton CapTel demonstrated the CapTel 800i captioned telephone for more than 100,000 attendees at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

The CapTel 800i provides real-time, word-for-word captions of what is said over the phone on a bright screen built into the phone. As a result, the user can see what is being said, ensuring superior clarity for both parties on the call.

"More than 30 million Americans suffer from hearing loss," said Dixie Ziegler, vice president of Hamilton CapTel in the press release. "Our technology takes the frustration out of trying to listen to what is being said on the telephone. Users can ‘see what they say’ using the CapTel 800i, and we feel that CES is the perfect venue to demonstrate this life-enhancing technology."

Hamilton CapTel partnered with the company TV Ears and its captioned telephone technology.

SOURCE: Hamilton CapTel