Trouble hearing that caller? Phone captions your calls

(Credit: Clarity)

LAS VEGAS–My stepfather doesn’t have the best hearing, and phone calls can be a trial. He tends to crank the speakerphone volume to MAX.

Clarity, a division of Plantronics, is trying to help the tens of millions of people with hearing loss with its new Ensemble phone, which displays real-time captions of what the other person on the line is saying.

Developed with ClearCaptions, the Ensemble is an amplified phone with a 7-inch touch-screen tablet display for the captions.

While there are other caption phones on the market, the Ensemble is being billed as the first of its kind with a tablet interface, and is on display at CES 2013.

Unfortunately you can’t take the Android tablet out of the phone, but you can crank Ensemble’s volume up to 50 decibels, which is as loud as ambient conversation.

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