Parentgiving offers phones for hard-of-hearing people that feature amplification and other features that make having a telephone conversation far easier.
A telephone is an essential safety feature in every home, allowing seniors, caregivers and all family members to communicate with friends, neighbors, doctors and first responders in the event of an accident or health problem. A working phone that every member can use is a vital piece of technology.
A traditional phone projects incoming calls at 10 to 25 decibels, which can be heard by a person with normal hearing. Amplified phones, sometimes called clarity phones, project at up to 50 decibels or higher, making calls far louder and easier to hear. Different models project sound at different decibel ratings, and a choice can be made based on the degree of hearing loss.
Phones for the hard-of-hearing come in corded and cordless models, and both desktop and wall mounted units are available. They offer many different features, including amplified ring tones, speaker phones, additional handsets, answering machines and caller identification. Some also offer large numbered keypads, which are easier to see and use.
Many models also feature captioning, which presents a visual readout of the conversation on a large screen or display. This allows the conversation to be read, which can make it easier to use for those who are hearing impaired. Some phones also amplify outgoing calls. Safety features such as direct dial buttons are also available, making it easier to reach a family member, neighbor, doctor or emergency responder. Some models also feature a single-button emergency response feature, which dials emergency numbers when the button on the phone or on a wrist transmitter is pushed.
Amplified phones can dramatically increase safety and a sense of security for hard-of-hearing family members, especially when a caregiver is in the home only part of the time.
Expandable handset for the Clarity E8 series phone.
Slim, wall mountable amplified phone by Clarity. Includes loud ringer and bright visual ring indicator.
Always know who you are calling with this amplified corded picture phone. Ten large memory picture buttons let you quickly dial the person you want to call in just 2 key presses.
C-100 A large keypad, 9 memory buttons and 3 emergency buttons make it easy for those with vision or dexterity issues to dial the phone.
The ClarityÂ® D702 amplified/low vision cordless phone with CID display amplifies incoming sound up to 30 decibels.
The CapTel 880i Captioned Phone is a traditional-style phone that shows word-for-word captions of your conversation on a large, easy-to-read 10" display.
The CapTel 2400iBT Captioned Phone is designed for people looking for a captioned phone with touchscreen technology and Bluetooth connectivity.
CaptionCall Captioned Phone is a 58dB amplified telephone for people with hearing loss that displays captions of what callers say on a large, easy-to-read touchscreen
CL-65 amplified phone expansion handset for back up or additional phone around the house.
Add up to 5 handsets to the Panasonic KX-TGM430B Amplified Phone base.
Have multiple KX-TGM420W phones throughout your home at a fraction of the cost
Additional phone handset for the Clarity XLC3.4+ series phone/
Expansion Handset (Only) for Clarity XLC7BT Amplified Bluetooth Phone
Amplified corded phone with cordless handset and answering machine.
Expansion Handset only for the Panasonic KX-TGM450S Amplified Phone. These expansion handsets share all of the same features as the base phone.
Highly advanced 2-line cordless phone expandable to up to 12 handsets.
Panasonic KX-TGM420W Slow talk control helps you better understand fast talkers while conversing in real time and on the answering machine
The Geemarc AmpliPOWER60 amplified big button corded telephone features incoming voice amplification up to 67dB (decibels) with a loud and clear speakerphone
XLC2 amplification phone up to 50 decibels and amplifies outgoing speech up to 15 decibels for others to hear you better
Easily call friends and family with eight one-touch speed dial buttons and help in an emergency with a one-touch call-for-help button. Every word comes through loud, crisp and clear with 50dB of amplification and DECT 6.0 technology.
The Serene Innovations HD-60J is the first jumbo-key amplified phone to offer High-Definition Sound Technology for un-matched voice clarity, making every word vividly sharp, clear and easy to understand, all virtually without any distortion, echo or squealing.
In the event of an emergency, a transmitter (worn by the owner on the wrist or around the neck) makes the phone autodial up to 6 preprogrammed numbers, without monthly security monitoring fees.
AMPLI600 emergency phone incoming amplification, Caller ID, speakerphone and emergency connect features all in one, loved ones will be able to call family and friends if they can
Large button phone with technology built for seniors.
To enhance the sound on your existing phone without buying a new phone itself, an inline phone amplifier is an add-on product to consider. True to its name, an inline telephone amplifier amplifies the voice on the other end of the phone, allowing you to better hear your callers. Some telephone ringer amplifiers plug into your phone jack (you might need to purchase a two-to-one adapter if you need to plug the phone and amplifier into the same jack), while others connect on one end to your phone base and on the other to your handset—either option is easy to connect without any adjustments needed to your telephone wiring.
What you will need is a traditional corded telephone with a keypad on the base—phone amplifiers typically won’t work on phones that have the dial pad in the handset or on yesteryear’s princess style or trimline model phones.
The first choice to make when picking a model is the level of sound amplification you want. Options vary from about 40 decibels (dB), which is equal to 100 times louder than the normal phone, all the way up to 100 dB and higher.
Next decide on the power source you want. Some phone amplifiers work on electricity with an A/C adapter, others on battery power and a few on both (you have the battery as back-up).
Another great feature to look for is a tone selector for speech clarity; this function makes it easier to distinguish similar sounding words.
In addition to all the sound increases, many telephone amplifiers also have a bright neon or strobe light that flashes when a call comes in to get your attention. For instance, the Amplified Phone Ringer With Strobe Flasher monitors your phone line for incoming calls. When receiving a call, it will alert you with a 120 dB amplified ringer and bright flashing strobe light. The device works with all standard corded phones and it plugs directly into your phone jack.
With a telephone amplifier, you’re sure to never miss a call and to hear your caller better than before.