What Hearing Accessibility Options are Available for Echo Devices?

Adjust your Echo device to help with hearing disabilities.

Echo Device Speaker

  • Pair your Echo device with supported Bluetooth speakers (sold separately).
  • Ask Alexa to speak slower or faster.
  • Adjust volume for timers, alarms, and media playback on compatible Alexa devices.
  • Use the Alexa app to control music playback for your device (not available for all products).

Echo Devices with a Screen

  • Closed Caption for supported videos and movie trailers.
  • Alexa Captioning displays real-time text captions from Alexa.
  • Call Captioning shows captions for Alexa calls in real time.
  • Real Time Text (RTT) creates a live chat feed during an Alexa call or Drop In on Echo Show.
  • Calling and Messaging Without Speech shows contacts and transcripts of messages with a touch screen feature.

Related Help Topics

Was this information helpful?

Thank you for your feedback.

Please select what best describes the information:

Thanks! While we're unable to respond directly to your feedback, we'll use this information to improve our online Help.