We can accept any STAP voucher, but we mainly specialize in:
- Speech Generating Device vouchers: A hand-held device that generates digitized or synthesized speech using pictures.
- Two-way Paging Device vouchers: A text messaging device with a standard keyboard that sends and receives wireless messages.
- Talk Back Number Dialed Phone vouchers: A phone that vocalizes the numbers dialed. May have large numbers, volume control, or Talks Back software.
- Voice Dialer: A device that allows the user to dial preprogrammed numbers by a voice command.
We also provide additional items that sometimes accompany the Speech-generating Device voucher:
- SGD Mount: A device used to secure a Speech-generating Device.
- SGD Moisture Guard: A protective moisture barrier for a SGD device.
- SGD Keyguard: A protective overlay that helps prevent inadvertent key activation.
- Speakerphone: A phone with a speaker built into the base.
We are also enrolled with HiTec/Clearsounds STAP Processing Program for amplified/hearing impaired products such as:
- Amplified Phone: A phone with volume control to adjust the loudness of the other person’s voice.
- May be cordless, include big buttons, and provide outgoing voice amplification.
- Must amplify by at least 40 dB. (Some models amplify by up to 50 dB.) Amplified phones may not be compatible with digital phone lines.
- Amplified Cell Phone: A wireless phone with volume control to adjust the loudness of the other person’s voice. May have tone control. Must amplify by at least 20 dB.
- Big Button Telephone: A phone with large dialing numbers at least 1/2 square inch, backlit dialing numbers, braille numbers, or slots for picture insert dialing.
- Remote Controlled Telephone: A phone that allows the user to dial preprogrammed numbers in sequence and answer calls using a remote. May have safety response features.
- Cordless Telephone: A phone without a cord so that the user is not restricted to a single location.
- Headset, Neck Loop, or Cochlear Cord: A phone-compatible headset that may be T-coil compatible or a cord that is T-coil compatible or works with a user’s cochlear implant device. Headset and neck loop may be amplified or Bluetooth compatible.
- Bluetooth Compatible Phone Device: A device that enables a user’s hearing aid to work with a Bluetooth device.
- Bluetooth Hub: A device that enables a landline phone to work with a Bluetooth device.
- Ring Signaler: A device that alerts the user of an incoming call with a light that flashes on and off as the phone rings or a device that that helps prevent inadvertent key activation.
- Cell Phone Amplifier: A device that connects to a cell phone that increases the loudness of the other person’s voice.
We are currently exploring options for helping with these items, specifically if both the Braille device and the cellphone need to be purchased with this voucher.
- Braille Two-Way Paging Device: A braille device that may include a cell phone that allows specific cell phones to send text messages using a braille keyboard and braille display.