Staying connected is important for seniors, but vision and hearing issues can get in the way. The solution is often a phone with amplified sound, large buttons and a vibrant display – and now Captioned Telephones (CapTel Phones) dominate the market. CapTel phones are our fastest growing segment and typically work in conjunction with a Captioning service that transcribes conversations into captions that are displayed on the phone equipment. CapTel phones are required by FCC law to be registered and there may be a slight delay in registration and receipt of phone….but once received, these phones seem to work very well for the hard of hearing.
Our Parentgiving picks for senior phone technology are the following:
This Clarity phone includes patented Clarity Power technology to clearly amplify incoming sounds up to 30dB, plus an easy to read caller ID display, large backlit keypad, and 10 loud-and-clear ringtones with 6 levels of volume.
This popular photo phone by Clarity makes dialing easy; simply touch the photo-button (speed dial button) of the person you want to call. This phone also comes with an amplification button, volume control, a visual ringer light, ready to use icons, and more.
Don't let hearing loss keep you from using your telephone. 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.