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A British Mobile Network Creates a Cheap Phone Package for Deaf People

The well known and loved network EE has recently created a £10 mobile phone package specifically designed for deaf people. 

Do you use your mobile phone daily? The mobile network EE has produced a series of plans specifically for people who are deaf or experience hearing loss of some degree. 

Many relying on visual forms of communication such as SMS and video calls rather than traditional voice services. The basis of the new package, therefore, is "More Data, Fewer Minutes". EE is the UK’s largest mobile operator and have partnered with the charity Action on Hearing Loss (AoHL) to offer better packages to reflect the preferences of people who are hard of hearing.

The £10 data pack, available via AoHL, will receive 2GB data and unlimited texts every 30 days. Mobile phones for hard of hearing with a range of accessibility features, such as Doro sets, which are hearing-aid compatible and have extra loud settings, are available too.  

For a better user experience, call centres are being improved, to ensure callers can communicate by text via an assistant, who speaks their words to a phone user, and a sign language interpreting service for British Sign Language users.

James Rowe, technology and enterprise executive director at AoHL, said: “It is very encouraging to see a company like EE proactively taking steps to make sure that their customers living with deafness and hearing loss are not being financially disadvantaged and are able to access phone packages that are better suited to their needs.” 

EE creates £10 mobile phone package for deaf and hard of hearing

The mobile network EE has produced a series of plans specifically for people who are deaf or experience hearing loss.

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It was just last month that newsreader Lewis Vaughan Jones made his first appearance on air with a hearing aid. He spoke about his experience and the difficulties he had to overcome, and how he would smile and nod along when spending time with friends and family, feeling unable to engage. 

The charity Action on Hearing Loss states how approximately 11m people in the UK have some form of hearing loss, and 2m use hearing aids. They estimate that there are approximately 6.7m people who could benefit from hearing aids. The technologies to help are out there, embrace it today and prevent any further struggle or potential hearing loss!

Newsreader makes hearing aid debut

Lewis Vaughan Jones, 37, feared his career was over after he suddenly lost the hearing in one ear.

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A British Mobile Network Creates a Cheap Phone Package for Deaf People