What to Look for in an Amplified Phone
Amplified telephones increase the volume of a telephone call,
helping you to understand more clearly over the phone. To help you
choose the right amplified phone for you (or your loved one), here
are some factors to consider:
1. Volume Level
Amplified phones can increase the volume of the caller's voice
anywhere from 20dB to 50+dB. Some people will need just a little
amplification, while others may benefit from higher volume levels.
The best bet is to select a phone that has adjustable volume
control, letting you set it to the volume that works best for you.
2. Tone Control
In addition to increasing the volume, some amplified phones allow
you to adjust the "tone" of the incoming sound. This enhances high
(or low) sound frequencies, such as the voice of women or young
children, making it easier to hear those frequencies that you may
have difficulty with. Tone control also filters out background
noises. Because each individual's needs will be different, look for
an amplified phone that offers adjustable tone control.
3. Hearing-Aid Compatibly
If you a hearing aid user, make sure that the handset of the
amplified phone is hearing aid compatible. Our knowledgeable sales
team can provide helpful tips and instructions for the best way to
use amplified telephones with your hearing aids. (1-800-233-9130)
Some amplified phones are designed to meet a specific type of
hearing loss. In many cases, however, your individual hearing
abilities will be unique. Your hearing needs may even change over
time (or change on a day to day basis!) We recommend you consider
the flexibility of an amplified phone, making sure that it can be
fine-tuned to your individual hearing level and that it can
accommodate your specific hearing needs as they change over time.