The Modified ATT1738 Answering Machine is a hearing aid compatible telephone answering machine designed for use by individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. This answering machine has been modified to accept different listening options that can provide cleaner sound to hearing aid users. The user can plug in headphones, silhouette, DAI or cochlear implant adapter cable, or a neckloop. The machine has 40 minutes of digital recording time and gives the number of minutes of recording time remaining. Features include a time/day stamp, two-way call recording, outgoing announcement bypass, call screening, and new messages first. The machine records outgoing message and incoming calls on a microchip, allowing the user to skip forward and back to any message. A stereo headset is included.