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      Our top 10 phones for hearing loss

      Using the phone can be frustrating if you, or a loved one, have hearing loss. However, there are many phones specifically designed to make it easier to stay in touch. But how do you know which to choose? Here’s a round-up of our top 10 phones - there’s one for every lifestyle and type of hearing loss.

      By: Sally Bromham | 25 June 2018

      If you, or a loved one, struggle to hear the phone ring, or strain to follow conversations, then an assistive phone could make life much easier. We’ve a range of amplified phones, for all levels of hearing loss, designed to make keeping in touch a pleasure again.

      Whether you’re looking for a mobile phone to make calls on the go, or a new corded or cordless home phone, there are options for every lifestyle. All of our phones have an extra-loud ringer, so you won't have to worry about missing calls. They come with an adjustable handset volume, to make conversations clearer and easier to hear. Plus, many are compatible with hearing aids on the ‘T’ setting.

      From basic, no-frills phones to those offering the latest technology, there are models to suit all tastes, budgets and hearing needs. Extra features on selected phones include an SOS button, for peace of mind in an emergency; answerphone with a slow playback; large photo buttons for easy dialling; and built-in alarm clock.

      Here’s our round-up of the top 10 phones for hearing loss.  

       

      Doro 8040 smartphone

       

      Doro 8040


      The Doro 8040 is one of the simplest smartphones on the market, making it the perfect choice if you, or a loved one, are buying your first smartphone or upgrading from an older one. Ideal for people with up to moderate hearing loss.

       

      • Maximum ringer volume 83dB
      • Increase handset volume up to 35dB
      • Hearing aid-compatible
      • SOS/Assistance button.

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      Geemarc CL8360 mobile phone

       

      Top 10 phone


      A no-frills, easy-to-use mobile phone with an SOS slide-switch function for emergency situations. It can be programmed with up to five emergency numbers and, when used, will beep to indicate that it’s been successfully activated.

       

      • Maximum ringer volume 90dB
      • Increase handset volume up to 35dB
      • Hearing aid-compatible
      • Hands-free speakerphone.

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      Doro 8035 smartphone

       

       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       

      The Doro 8035 amplified smartphone is ideal for people with mild to moderate hearing loss. Loud and clear, it offers all the usual benefits of a 4G smartphone, a choice of interfaces (Android™ or Doro’s intuitive navigation), an emergency Assistance button, features for those who are visually impaired, and more. 

      • Never miss calls with the extra-loud loud ringer and vibration alert
      • Follow conversations clearly with the handset volume control – up to 35dB
      • Hearing aid-compatible – listen through hearing aids or other devices on the hearing loop setting
      • Call important contacts easily with four one-touch memory buttons

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      Geemarc Amplidect 295 Combo – corded and cordless phone

       

      Top 10 phone


      Enjoy the freedom of a cordless phone and the practicality of a corded phone with the Amplidect Combi 295. It has an answerphone and three, one-touch picture memory buttons. The cordless handset means you can answer or make calls away from the main phone. Suitable for up to severe hearing loss.

       

      • Maximum ringer volume 80dB
      • Increase handset volume up to 30dB
      • Hearing aid-compatible
      • Built-in answerphone.

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      Geemarc AmpliPower 50 corded phone

       

      Top 10 phone 


      This incredibly loud corded phone is hearing aid-compatible and ideal for those with up to severe hearing loss. The phone cuts out noise and other interference between your phone and your hearing aids. A built-in light flashes when the phone rings.
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      • Maximum ringer volume 80dB
      • Increase handset volume up to 60dB
      • Hearing aid-compatible
      • Volume and tone control.

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      Geemarc CL100 big button telephone

      T343 CL100 big button telephone 

       

      An excellent amplified corded telephone with big, bold buttons and great sound quality. The loud volume and tone control make it perfect for people with mild to moderate hearing loss.

       

      • Maximum ringer volume of 76dB
      • Increase handset volume up to 30dB
      • Bright flashing strobe light to indicate incoming calls
      • Adjustable tone control

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      Geemarc CL555 corded phone

       

      Top 10 phone

      A handy feature of this amplified corded phone is the answerphone: it lets you slow down the caller’s voice, making messages easier to understand. You can even pick up messages while you’re away. It’s perfect if you have mild to severe hearing loss.

       

      • Maximum ringer volume 80dB
      • Increase handset volume up to 50dB
      • Hearing aid-compatible
      • Volume and tone control.

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      Geemarc Photophone 450 corded phone

      Top 10 phone

      Exclusively developed with Action on Hearing Loss, this phone is ideal for people with memory loss or age-related hearing loss. It has an easy-to-use adjustable ringer, tone control, and six large photo-dial buttons that also light up when that person calls you.

       

      • Maximum ringer volume 90dB
      • Increase handset volume up to 40dB
      • Hearing aid-compatible
      • Six large photo-dial buttons.

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      Amplicomms PowerTel M9500 amplified smartphone 

      Amplicomms M9500 smartphone 

      A great value amplified smartphone with an excellent, easy to understand operating system designed especially to help older users. The PowerTel M9500 is our only phone with both a back and front facing camera, perfect for 'selfies' and video messaging.

      • Highest possible (T4/M4) hearing aid compatibility rating
      • Amplified handset increases volume by up to 40db
      • Extra loud ringtone adjustable up to 90db
      • SOS button in rear panel
      • Front and rear cameras

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      AmpliDECT 595-2 photo twin cordless phone

      Geemarc AmpliDect 595

      Never miss calls and follow conversations clearly with the loud 595-2 cordless amplified phone with photo ID. Hearing aid compatible, it’s packed with useful features:

      • Never miss calls with the loud ringer, up to 80dB, and visual ring indicator
      • Follow every conversation clearly with handset volume up to 50dB (with boost turn d on) and tone control (three settings)
      • Hearing aid compatible – listen through your hearing aid on the hearing loop setting
      • Enjoy hands-free conversation with amplified speakerphone on both handsets, allowing you to make notes

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      More amplified phones

      For a wider range of phones including mobile phones, home phones and text phones, each tailored to suit your individual hearing needs to make life easier for everyone, and to put the joy back into staying in touch with loved ones:

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      For full details about the featured phones, click on the ‘More Information’ button underneath each description above. Or, contact our expert Customer Services team who can advise on the most suitable phone for you or a loved one:

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      We’re the only UK charity with a full range of products for people living with deafness, hearing loss and tinnitus, so we’re the ideal source of impartial advice. And every purchase means that you’re helping fund research to cure hearing loss within a generation.

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