Adaptive Telephones, for people who cannot hear well enough to use standard telephones, use assistive technology to compensate for hearing loss. Adaptions may include accommodations that increase the volume and clarity, as well as visual alerting systems that show when the phone is ringing, and LED text displays of messages and/or entire conversations (TTY).
Special features to look for in Adaptive Telephones include amplified sound cordless phone which can adjust sound up to 50 decibles, photo phones with amplified sound that have large, easy-to-use buttons that show the caller and light up phone rings, and large button cell phones making numbers easier to see, and one touch picture telephones. $10.00 off ClearSounds UltrClear Amplifying Emergency Phone. $20 off Clarity JV35