What does TDD TTY mean?


Josh Lewin   |   Member since 2015  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

Yes. The TTY (TeleTYpe), TDD (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf), and TT (Text Telephone) acronyms are used interchangeably to refer to any type of text-based telecommunications equipment used by a person who does not have enough functional hearing to understand speech, even with amplification.

TTY stands for Text Telephone. It is also sometimes called a TDD, or Telecommunication Device for the Deaf. As you type, the message is sent over the phone line, just like your voice would be sent over the phone line if you talked. You can read the other person's response on the TTY's text display.

Subsequently, question is, what does TTY mean? A TTY is a special device that lets people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech-impaired use the telephone to communicate, by allowing them to type text messages. A TTY is required at both ends of the conversation in order to communicate. It can be used with both land lines and cell phones.

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Chester Richards   |   Member since 2018  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

Subsequently, question is, what is the difference between a TTY and TDD if any?

A TTY is a device like a typewriter that has a small readout. It is also called a Telecommunication Device for the Deaf ( TDD ) but that name has been devised by the hearing community and is not accepted by Deaf people, the actual users of TTY technology. A TTY can be used to send text over the phone.


Mark Gibbons   |   Member since 2007  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

What is TDD phone?

A telecommunications device for the deaf ( TDD ) is a teleprinter, an electronic device for text communication over a telephone line, that is designed for use by persons with hearing or speech difficulties. Special telephone services have been developed to carry the TDD functionality even further.


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How do deaf people use a telephone?

A TTY is a special device that lets people who are deaf , hard of hearing, or speech-impaired use the telephone to communicate, by allowing them to type messages back and forth to one another instead of talking and listening. A TTY is required at both ends of the conversation in order to communicate.


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How do I get a TTY device?

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