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      Keeping in touch has never been easier

      Communicating by phone can be challenging if you or your loved ones have a hearing loss. It’s easy to feel isolated from friends and family. However, there are assistive products available that make keeping in touch much easier, as demonstrated in our latest video.

      By: Sally Bromham | 11 December 2017

      Are you frustrated about missing phone calls? Is it getting increasingly difficult to chat with friends and family on the phone? Technology is redefining the way we communicate and it’s transforming life for those who are confronting deafness or hearing loss. Our latest video shows the impact of missed calls on day-to-day life and how an assistive phone can make a big difference.

      Put the joy back into staying in touch

      There is a wide range of phones available for all types of hearing loss, which put the joy back into staying in touch with loved ones.  Many assistive phones share common features to make conversation a two-way pleasure again:

      • extra-loud ring with an adjustable volume
      • flashing light alert
      • speech amplification and tone control function to adjust the bass and treble of the caller’s voice
      • hearing aid compatibility
      • hands-free operation so sound reaches both ears at once
      • keypad in the base rather than the handset so you can keep the handset near to your ear to make it easier to hear any automatic announcements as you dial

      Never miss another call

      Do you keep missing calls because you can’t hear the phone ringing? The AmpliPower 50 amplified phone makes keeping in touch much easier, as demonstrated in the above video.  If the extra loud ringer is not noisy enough, the flashing light will alert you to an incoming call. This hearing aid compatible phone is perfect for people with up to a severe level of hearing loss.

      Find out more about the Amplipower 50

      No more dialling the wrong number

      Are you fed up with misdialling because the phone buttons are too fiddly? The CL100 is an easy-to-use big button phone with an amplified ringer. It’s hearing aid compatible so you can listen to calls directly through your hearing aid and block out unwanted background noise. The volume and tone controls allow you to adjust the sound to suit up to a moderate level of hearing loss.

      Find out more about the CL100

      Keep your ears healthy

      Of course, it’s not just an amplified phone that can improve communication. Keeping your ears healthy is a major factor too. If you want to prevent ear infections or itchy ears, ensuring your hearing aids are clean and bacteria-free is vital. Caring for your hearing aids has never been easier with the DB110+ hearing aid dryer. It prevents infection and irritation by restricting the conditions for bacteria growth.

      Find out more about the DB110+ hearing aid dryer

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