I Don't Want A Sprint Cell Phone Headset For The Hearing Impaired

This writer is looking forward to becoming completely deaf. I've already lost about a third of my hearing in my left ear (my telephone ear) and my right is quickly catching up. I also stutter. This means I hate talking on the telephone, as it not only highlights my stammer, but also has me screaming, "Huh?" every other sentence. Of course, I could get a Sprint cell phone headset for the hearing impaired, but that would have to mean I would loose my excuse for not calling anyone.

The Usual Suspects

So why don't I just get a pair of hearing aids, you might logically ask? My own mother has a pair, and she can talk on the phone just fine. They are flesh-colored and so small, I would never have known she was wearing them if she hadn't pulled them out of her ears (which really freaked me out at first - I mean, they are flesh-colored). Most phones and cell phones give off feedback which can interfere with hearing aids.

However, feedback with newer models of hearing aids is not a problem for the Sprint cell phone headset for the hearing impaired. In fact, all phones have been required by law for some years now in order to be hearing aid compatible. The Sprint cell phone headset for the hearing impaired is not an exception.

In order to best pick out a Sprint cell phone headset for the hearing impaired, you need to already have hearing aids. I suppose I could get one anyway, but I won't be able to hear any better than I do now. Since hearing aids use different technologies, you have to be sure your hearing aids are compatible with a Sprint cell phone headset for the hearing impaired.

Sprint uses CDMA, which is one (of not the only) cell phone carrier that works best with hearing aids. If your cell phone or cell phone headset uses GSM, then it will not work in conjunction with hearing aids. There will be lots of static, feedback and hissing on both ends of the line. Cell phones and sell phone headsets tend to use a t-coil, which acts as an adapter to help the phone and the hearing aid work harmoniously.

So, if I want to still avoid talking on the phone with anyone, I could claim that my hearing aids were broken, even though I never bothered to actually get any. My argument is that we as a species are not through evolving yet. Over time, those of us who silently tap away at a keyboard will survive, and all those who chatter 24/7 on cell phones will be weeded out by natural selection.