CapTel service is part of a federally-funded program regulated by the FCC and is exclusively designed for individuals with hearing loss, under provisions of the American with Disabilities Act. No contract, no hidden fees.
Follow the instructions on the No-Cost phone certification form and submit it to CapTel or give to your local Outreach Educator.
Your physician/PA/NP, audiologist, Veteran Service Officer, or other qualified hearing health professional.
Shortly after the completed form is received, we will contact you to arrange your free local on-site installation or delivery.
To certify patients online, visit http://www.captel.com/certification/
Short for Captioned Telephone, CapTel is a telephone designed for people with hearing loss. It works like other amplified telephones, with an important addition: Every word your caller says is displayed on the CapTel screen to read. Similar to closed captioning for TV.
Born in Missouri, Jacob moved to Los Angeles over 11 years ago. He eventually met his his wife, Alle Rhames, through mutual employees at Captel, and the two have now been married for over 3 years, and have become quite the dynamic duo pursuing advocacy for the hearing loss community. Having worked for CapTel and OEI for 4 years, Jacob excels at presentations and installations for the Captel Phone, and provides a kind and empathic understanding in his work for OEI. Outside interests include painting, animals, and anything having to do with the outdoors. Jacob is a delight to work with.