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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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      Amplicomms PowerTel 1700 cordless phone

       

      Top 10 phone

      An amplified, hearing aid-compatible cordless phone that’s suitable for people with up to moderate hearing loss. Its built-in phone book holds 100 contacts and the extra-large, backlit display identifies who’s calling, the date and the time.

       

      • Maximum ringer volume 80dB
      • Increase handset volume up to 30dB
      • Hearing aid-compatible
      • Equaliser settings allow you to adjust the bass and treble.

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      Amplicomms PowerTel 1780 cordless phone with answerphone

      Top 10 phone

      • This cordless phone has the same features as the PowerTel 1700 above, plus an integrated answerphone. It has up to 30-minutes’ recording capacity and you can slow down messages when you play them back.

      • Maximum ringer volume 80dB
      • Increase handset volume up to 30dB
      • Hearing aid-compatible
      • Answerphone can store up to 99 messages.

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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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      Doro Magna 2005 cordless phone

      Top 10 phone

      This exceptionally loud phone has an integrated answerphone and an easy-to-navigate menu. You can make or answer speakerphone calls from the base unit. It’s suitable for anyone with mild to severe hearing loss.

      • Maximum ringer volume 90dB
      • Increase handset volume up to 40dB
      • Hearing aid-compatible
      • Bass and treble control.

      MORE INFORMATION

       

      Geemarc Amplidect 295 SOS-PRO cordless phone

       

      Top 10 phone

      Stay safe and connected at home with this extra-loud cordless phone which has the added security of an emergency contact button and remote pendant. You can dial up to four emergency numbers, using either the handset or the SOS button on the pendant. Suitable for up to moderate hearing loss.

       

      • Maximum ringer volume 70dB
      • Increase handset volume up to 30dB
      • Hearing aid-compatible
      • Integrated answerphone.

      MORE INFORMATION

       

      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.

      MORE INFORMATION

       

      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.

      MORE INFORMATION

       

      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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