Konnekt Captioning Videophone

Konnekt Captioning Videophone

An easy phone for people of all ages who have deafness, impaired hearing, or are hard of hearing. 

  1. Captions. Fast, private, accurate. Multiple languages.
  2. Loud, clear sound. Hands-free, or holding a traditional handset. 
  3. Read lips and facial expressions using optional video calling.

Read the other person’s words as voice-to-text, and optionally see your own words, as large text messages.

Our speech to text phone makes calls easy. Use with or without hearing aids. 

Government funding available for eligible individuals. 

Captioned video calls enable lip reading

Making and Receiving a Video Call with Konnekt Captioning Videophone

Talk face-to-face with family, friends and colleagues

  • Captions start automatically (no buttons, no operators) thanks to Skype under the hood
  • Read lips, facial expressions and gestures; know when it’s your turn to talk
  • Face-to-face calls shown* to help prevent social isolation
  • Incredibly easy to use, with options for dexterity, vision, cognitive and mobility needs.

Regular phone calls are captioned 

Make and Receive Phone Calls with Konnekt Captioning Videophone - 2023 Update

Ideal for all ages, for hard-of-hearing to deafness

  • Make and receive regular phone calls, with big captions up to 7cm tall
  • One touch to call or answer, or dial using a large numeric keypad*
  • Extra loud; adjustable volume; SUPER loud with our optional external speaker

How to make a call

  1. One touch: Press a named button, or press Phone to enter a number
  2. Wait: The other person can answer on a regular phone or PC / tablet
  3. Watch: If they answer on Skype, you can read lips too
  4. Listen: Hear them answer;adjust sound easily
  5. Read: Captions start automatically, in your language
  6. Finish: Either of you can end the call

Konnekt Captioning Phone vs older captioning phones

Konnekt Captioning Videophone

Hearing loss couple

• Video calls and phone calls
• Supports lip reading, sign language
• Fast, private captioning; no operator
• No phone service needed; just Internet
• Big captions, multiple languages
• Continued support

Older phone with operator captioning

A lady is making a regular phone call

• Phone calls only; no video
• No lip reading or sign language
• A human listens to your call
• Needs a phone service and Internet
• Captions in English only
• Temporary support offshore

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2023-2024 Selection Guide

Download our comparison table and choose the captioning phone that best suits you.

How to receive a call

  1. They call you: The other person either calls your number from any phone, or calls you on Skype
  2. It rings loudly, and the whole screen flashes
  3. Other rooms: An optional remote alert flashes / vibrates
  4. One touch: Press ANSWER – or nominated callers can be answered automatically (optional)
  5. Watch: If they use Skype, see their face and read lips
  6. Listen: Hear them answer; adjust sound easily
  7. Read: Captions start automatically, in your language
  8. Finish: Either of you can end the call

Phone Keypad Dialler

Dial phone numbers easily using the Keypad Dialler*

  • Huge on-screen buttons: Easy to press
  • See entered digits: Avoid/correct errors
  • Send DTMF tones during calls: “Press 1 for…”

*Inclusion of the keypad dialler is optional and not available in all countries. Please ask, if required.

More about How It Works

For All Ages, All Abilities

  • Young: From 4, for those who read facial expressions.
  • Children, Teens: For anyone who can read or sign.
  • Adults: At home, in the workplace, working from home.
  • Independent: Our oldest user is 104.
  • Care Homes: Virtual visits are the best gift.
  • Telehealth: Read about Tele-Audiology procedures
ATSA 2021 Seminar Presentation by Konnekt

ATSA Seminar

  • Konnekt Captioning Videophone and Lip Reading
  • Medical Research and Case Studies
  • Alternative Captioning Phones
  • When to Recommend

Download the Presentation

Captioning Videophone – As Seen on TV

Hearing loss? New Technology to Keep in touch with loved ones

To watch the interview: Skip to 1:27 (1 minute 27 seconds) into the video

More about Captioning Videophone 

Who uses the Konnekt Captioning Videophone

The Konnekt Captioning Videophone is suitable for all levels of hearing including:

  • partial deafness or complete deafness,
  • profound hearing impairment,
  • severe hearing impairment,
  • mild to moderate hearing impairment.

The Konnekt phone is suitable for all types of hearing loss including:

  • conductive hearing loss,
  • sensorineural hearing loss,
  • mixed hearing loss.

It is also used by people who have:

  • tinnitus,
  • ruptured ear drums,
  • ear diseases.

Registered Communication Aid

The Konnekt Captioning Videophone is also sometimes classed as a communication aid for impaired hearing, a speech to text phone, a communication device for Deaf or deafness, a hearing impaired phone, or a phone for deaf people.

It is the ideal replacement for transcribing apps, talk to text apps, a TTY phone, teletypewriter phone, or other legacy caption calling phones. 

Available worldwide

Konnekt has sales/support partners across Australia / Asia, Europe, United Kingdom, North America, New Zealand and Africa.