Large button phones are far simpler to operate than traditional models, offering controls that are easier to see and audio that is easier to hear. The result is a more convenient phone for seniors and others who may have difficulty seeing and hearing.
Phones are a safety feature in every home, giving seniors and caregivers a lifeline to doctors and first responders in the event of an accident or health problem. A working phone that every member of the family can operate is essential.
These models offer a highly visible interface that makes it easy to place and receive calls, and many have LCD screens that display important information, such as caller ID. Most models also have amplified audio, which makes it far easier to hear. Some phones also have a speaker system and a “talk back” function that calls out numbers as they are dialed.
Many models have enhanced safety features that go far beyond a simple telephone. One model digitally captions each conversation and displays a written log on a 10-inch screen, making it far easier for hard-of-hearing seniors to carry on a conversation. Another model functions as a security monitor, offering a wrist bracelet with an emergency button that automatically dials family, neighbors and first responders in the event of an accident or problem.
Large button phones come in traditional desktop and wall-mounted units, but there are also cordless models with extra handsets available, so phones can be placed in multiple locations throughout the house. Most are designed for use with traditional land lines, but Bluetooth models that take advantage of cellular service are also available.
Many large button phones have handy options, such as an answering machine, a contacts feature and emergency speed-dial functions and programmable buttons, which can make it easier to dial family or friends.
Amplified corded phone with cordless handset and answering machine.
Makes dialing easy! Just touch the photo button of the person you want to call. 9 photo speed dial buttons & more.
Large button phone with black keys by Clarity. Never miss a call and hear better with this amplified, easy-to-dial phone!
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.
Expandable handset for the Clarity E8 series phone.
This phone features a large backlit LCD screen and extra large buttons.
Enjoy amplified calls without a landline; the BT914 pairs with your cell phone or other mobile device to make calls.
CLARITY-E814CC4 Amplified Corded/Cordless Combo with 4 Spare Handsets
The Geemarc AmpliPOWER60 amplified big button corded telephone features incoming voice amplification up to 67dB (decibels) with a loud and clear speakerphone
Large button phone with technology built for seniors.
Corded phone with large buttons and sound amplifying technology.
Expandable handset for BT914 (required - not included)
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
The Future Call FC-1204 is an all-in-one voice dialer phone lets you make calls, end calls and answer calls without ever needing to touch the phone.
Clarity Alto Plus amplified phone with big buttons helps with mild, moderate and severe hearing loss
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.
Vision problems can make using the phone difficult, if not impossible. Advances in design include big button telephones that make it much easier to see the numbers and punch them to make calls. Many styles also come with advances for the hearing impaired, like a programmable high-decibel ringer and other sound controls.
Key visual features add to the functionality of big button phones:
Big button telephone models include traditional desk or kitchen-mount versions as well as big button cordless phones if you want ease of movement and don’t want to walk to a corded model every time the phone rings. The 4305 GE 6.0 Amplified Cordless Phone with ITAD has an extra large backlit LCD with enlarged numbers to improve readability and a large backlit keypad that makes it easier to dial in numbers day or night.
And there are even big button cell phones that keep you connected away from home, like the Jitterbug and the Clarity-C900 Amplified Big Button Cell Phone. Twice as loud as an ordinary cell phone, the Clarity-C900 offers large touch screen buttons on its slide-out keypad with a big display screen for easy dialing. In case of an emergency, you can get help quickly by pressing the red emergency button, and there’s also a flashing visual ringer and a built-in flashlight.
Look for the right combination of features and convenience to find the most useful big button phone for you.