TR75 Visual Ringer
To qualify for a FREE special phone, you must be:
How to Borrow Equipment:
1) Click below to download the FTRI application. If you prefer to have the application emailed to you, please call 239-461-0334 (ext. 3) or email FTRI@dsc.us.
2) An audiologist or other approved professional must certify your FTRI application. (See application for details.)
3) Bring your certified application to the DHHC office during business hours. To receive equipment in
Cape Coral or Naples (click below), please call 239-461-0334 (ext. 3) or email: FTRI@dsc.us for an appointment.
The Deaf & Hard of Hearing Center provides Florida Telecommunications Relay Inc. (FTRI) distribution services for residents of Lee, Collier, Hendry, Charlotte, and Glades Counties.Florida residents who are hard of hearing, deaf, deaf/blind, or speech impaired may borrow phone equipment (volume/tone control phones, TTYs, and increased volume/visual phone signalers) on a long-term basis at no charge to the consumer.
Our specialized telephones may help you end the frustration of having to ask people to repeat themselves or make your phone calls for you. To alert you when the phone rings, we also offer specialized ring signaling devices. This equipment is loaned AT NO CHARGE for as long as needed to residents who qualify.
If you are not a Florida resident, find out if your state has a telephone equipment loan program. If you are interested in buying a phone, TTY, signaler, or other assistive devices, please check out the DHHC Online Store.
Have phone questions? Please call 239-461-0334 (ext. 3) or email FTRI@dsc.us.
If you would like us at your next meeting to do a presentation and or to distribute phones at your location, please feel free to call or email.
Available Equipment FTRI Free Phone Program
XLC3.4 Volume Controlled Cordless Phone with Caller ID
A400 - Cordless Amplified Telephone with Caller ID
Deaf & Hard of Hearing Center
1860 Boy Scout Dr. B208
Fort Myers, FL 33907
239-247-5821 video phone for deaf
Captioned Telephone 840 PLUS (CapTel®)
Alto - Corded Amplified Telephone
Amplidect 350 – Cordless Amplified Telephone with Caller ID
Free Phone Program