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Hamilton CapTel® Celebrates 12 Million Captioned Telephone Conversations at AARP's Life@50+ National Event & Expo in L.A.

(September 15, 2011)

Captioned Telephone (CapTel) service provider has made over 12 million conversations possible for individuals with hearing loss.

A leading Captioned Telephone service provider, Hamilton CapTel, will celebrate a milestone at AARP's Life@50+ National Event & Expo in Los Angeles, Calif. Sep. 22 – 24, 2011. To date, Hamilton CapTel has facilitated over 12 million captioned phone conversations for individuals with hearing loss. Along with having their own booth exhibit at the conference, Hamilton CapTel will participate with TV Ears and HearUSA to bring exclusive product offers to attendees.

"For people with hearing loss, it may seem impossible to have even one conversation on their home, office or mobile phone," said Dixie Ziegler, vice president of Hamilton CapTel. "When you see an individual with hearing loss use Hamilton CapTel for the first time, you can sense the relief and joy they realize when they understand that they can now make phone calls with confidence – that the impossible is possible. That is what makes this milestone so meaningful."

Hamilton CapTel offers a complete suite of solutions for home, office and mobile telephones that provide real-time, word-for-word captions of everything that is said during a call, similar to closed captioning on television. Solutions include:

Hamilton will extend two exclusive offers for Life@50+ attendees who purchase a CapTel 800i telephone. Attendees can stop by the Hamilton CapTel booth, TV Ears booth, or the HearUSA hearingshop.com booth to receive the following:

  • TV Ears booth #634: Receive a free TV Ears Model 2.3 System with the purchase of a CapTel 800i telephone

  • HearUSA booth #1951: Receive a free Lifetone HL™ Bedside Fire Alarm and Clock with the purchase of a CapTel 800i telephone

Attendees who purchase a CapTel 800i at Hamilton CapTel booth #2519 can select either the TV Ears 2.3 System or the HearUSA Lifetone HL™ with their purchase.

All Hamilton CapTel solutions will be demonstrated at booth #2519. Attendees can also learn about the variety of solutions available through presentations occurring Thursday – Saturday at the Technology Stage. HearUSA and TV Ears will also be demonstrating the CapTel 800i along with their respective products available with purchase of the CapTel 800i.

"We are proud to have made 12 million captioned telephone conversations possible for so many Hamilton CapTel users," said Ziegler. "Now we're ready to hit 24 million captioned telephone conversations by making AARP's event attendees aware that hearing loss doesn't have to stop them or those they love from placing and receiving phone calls at home, in their office or on their mobile phones."

Backed by nearly a decade of proven captioned telephone technology, Hamilton CapTel is dedicated to delivering innovative solutions that make phone conversations simple and accessible for individuals with hearing loss. For more information on Hamilton CapTel, please visit www.hamiltoncaptel.com

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.

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