CaptionCall, a provider of captioned telephone service for hard-of-hearing people who need captions to use the telephone, announced a deadline extension for applications for its annual audiology scholarship. The new deadline to apply is February 15. Now in its sixth year, the scholarship program supports audiology students in pursuing their educational goals.

“We are pleased to continue the CaptionCall scholarship program for audiology students,” said CaptionCall CEO Jorge Rodriguez. “We are committed to investing in the next generation of audiologists who will serve people experiencing hearing loss. Audiology services are an important piece of communication accessibility.”

To be eligible for the CaptionCall audiology scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be a current undergraduate student planning to pursue full-time graduate studies in audiology;
  • Be a current graduate student in an audiology program;
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a scale of 4.0.

CaptionCall will select up to eight students to receive the scholarship. Recipients must enroll in a full-time graduate-level course of study in audiology at an accredited school in the United States.

“According to the National Institute on Deafness and Communication Disorders, more than 48 million Americans experience some form of hearing loss and, as a result, they often have difficulty maintaining social connections,” said audiologist Steve DeMari, who also serves as CaptionCall’s director of business development and education. “We look forward to supporting audiology students as they continue their education and service to the hard-of-hearing community.”

For more information about the scholarship, visit the CaptionCall website.

About CaptionCall, LLC 
CaptionCall provides captioned-telephone service that is available at no-cost to anyone who has hearing loss that necessitates the use of captions to use the phone. While hearing loss affects millions of people for many different reasons – age, illness, injury, loud working conditions, and military service – it doesn’t have to limit the quality of their phone conversations.

Source: CpationCall