Florida Telecommunications Relay Opens New Distribution Center

Florida Telecommunications Relay Inc., the nonprofit distributor of specialized telecommunications equipment for Floridians with hearing loss and speech disabilities, has opened a new distribution center in Palm Beach County at Audiology with a Heart.

At the distribution center, located at 2324 S. Congress Ave., Suite 2G, in Palm Springs, permanent Florida residents who are certified as having hearing loss or speech disabilities can easily obtain amplified telephones and other telecommunications equipment at no cost. The FTRI center also offers free hearing tests to those who wish to qualify.

In addition to the primary office in Palm Springs, Audiology with a Heart has convenient distribution centers in Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach and Jupiter. For more information, call (561) 366-7219 or visit www.ftri.org.

“Our mission at FTRI is to provide Floridians with hearing loss the best telecommunications products available so they can once again enjoy conversations and stay connected to their loved ones,” Executive Director James Forstall said. “We are excited about our partnership with Audiology with a Heart and that this new distribution center in Palm Beach County will help us improve the lives of residents in the region who are struggling with hearing loss.”

FTRI estimates that more than three million Floridians experience some degree of hearing loss.

The expansion of distribution centers into additional Florida counties supports FTRI’s social media campaign #KeepFloridaConnected, which aims to help Floridians stay connected to their families, friends and communities, and highlights the importance of conversations in the lives of those with hearing loss or speech disabilities.

FTRI is a nonprofit organization that administers the Specialized Telecommunications Equipment Distribution Program for citizens of Florida who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf/blind or speech-impaired.

For more information, visit www.ftri.org.