Free amplified phones available
Through Deaf/Hard of Hearing services, the RAMP office at 115 N. First St. in DeKalb is an Illinois Telecommunications and Access Corporation selection center. ITAC provides free amplified telephones to the hard of hearing, with no age or income restrictions.
To qualify, individuals must be legal residents of Illinois, have verification from a doctor or audiologist that they are, indeed, hard of hearing, and have a standard land line. This service now includes Comcast customers.
Users can apply and try amplified phones at the RAMP office. For more information, visit the office or call 815-756-3202 (voice/tty).