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.