Hearing Care Provider Expands Product Line by Offering Hamilton CapTel
Today, Hamilton CapTel announced a new marketing agreement with HearUSA, Inc.(AMEX:EAR), one of the nation's largest and fastest growing networks of hearing health care providers. HearUSA is to offer the ground-breaking Hamilton CapTel telephone, which displays every word a caller says, through HearUSA's Web site (www.hearingshop.com) and a nationwide network of hearing health care providers and hearing health care insurance subscribers.
The announcement was made in San Diego during AudiologyNOW!, the annual conference of the American Academy of Audiologists.
Easy to use, the Hamilton CapTel phone works like any other telephone, with one major advantage: using a free captioning service, it displays every word the caller says throughout the conversation, enabling users with hearing loss to listen to the caller's voice, while reading the written captions on the phone's bright display screen. Access to high-speed Internet service is required.
"This technology provides a solution to an issue faced by millions of Americans," said Anne Girard, director of marketing for Hamilton CapTel.
"As we expand our national presence, we envision CapTel filling a critical need for our customers and, through them, directly to patients across the country," stated Jeremy Moser, director of network operations and www.hearingshop.com, HearUSA's retail Web site.
Hamilton CapTel will be included in the HearUSA Provider's Advantage program, which leverages the buying power of HearUSA, with its network of more than 2,000 hearing health care providers throughout the country. Through Providers Advantage, hearing health care providers can purchase CapTel products directly.
"We are truly excited about our alliance with HearUSA, Inc.," stated John Nelson, president of Hamilton CapTel. "We believe our products offer a valuable extension to their current product line. Furthermore, we are confident their extensive network will expand our ongoing efforts to broaden our program to educate hearing health
care providers on the appropriate role of CapTel for their patients."
"Communicating on the telephone can be a challenge for people with even a mild hearing loss. We are excited to be able to offer this product and make available a full range of solutions to all of our patients," stated Moser. "Hamilton CapTel's innovative technology provides patients a solution to effectively communicate with family and friends."
About Hamilton CapTel
Hamilton CapTel is a service of Hamilton Relay, a division of Hamilton Telecommunications, a diversified communications and technology services provider based in Aurora, Neb. Founded in 1901, Hamilton Telecommunications has grown to encompass eight primary company divisions allowing Hamilton to operate on a local, regional and national basis. For more information about Hamilton CapTel, please visit www.hamiltoncaptel.com. CapTel® is a registered trademark of Ultratec, Inc.
About HearUSA, Inc.
HearUSA is the recognized leader in hearing care for the nation's top managed care organizations through its more than 180 company-owned centers and network of more than 2,000 hearing care providers. HearUSA is the nation's only hearing care network accredited by URAC, an independent, nonprofit health care accrediting organization dedicated to promoting health care quality through accreditation, certification and commendation. The company is also the administrator of the AARP Hearing Care program, designed to help millions of Americans aged 50+ who have hearing loss. For more information, please visit www.hearusa.com.