Re: Zoom has incorporated Captions #ZoomCaptions
Julie, I use a "telecoil" solution. Telecoil is like having "noise cancelling headphones built into my hearing aids". I have two hearing aid settings--one is noise cancelling and the other allows the background noise.
I use a ClearSounds CLA7v2 neckloop with a standard 25 foot audio cord. I plug it in to whatever device I need to hear -- computer, iPhone (newer iPhone needs a $5 adapter), TV, and any device that has a standard headphone jack. I use it for all computer zoom calls. I will send more info to your email. This is a non-bluetooth solution since 1) my TV does not have bluetooth and 2) bluetooth can have it's own connection problems. Cost: $30 for the neckloop (costs more now, if you can even find it); $11 for the audio cord; and telecoil installed in my hearing aids at no additional cost. Great cost & great sound both in and out.
The California Mid-Peninsula HLAA Chapter had a "Connections" meeting (once a month dealing with technology). We discussed this issue and here are additional solutions:
1) Here is Eliot's contribution:
"The device I described is the Sennheiser Model TR820.This model is several years old, so there may be a newer version available." Link to Amazon: Sennheiser
2) Here is a mic recommended by Jaynie: Blue Yeti Mic
I am sure others on this stream will have more recommendations...
Carolyn J. Odio
Resident Council Rep
Hearing Loss Group at www.panorama.org
(703) 725-8292 iPhone/Text
Residence: 1835 Circle LN SE, Apt 425, Lacey, WA 98503