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Using your landline phone

Devices to make landline calls clearer

There are also assistive devices available that can help you better hear your landline phone:

  • Extension bells or ringer. You can add an extension bell or ringer to your landline to make it louder. They may come with a range of features including volume control and different ringtones.
  • Visual call indicator. This is a device you can add to your landline phone which flashes when the phone rings to alert you. Most also have a loud ringer.
  • Telephone amplifier. If you are struggling to hear calls, a telephone amplifier connects to your phone to make the caller’s voice louder.

Prices for these assistive devices range from £10 to £60 for more advanced models.

You may be able to get help paying for technology from: 

  • your local council’s sensory services team 
  • your workplace, if you need technology to help you to work
  • the Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) scheme, if you are in post-18 education. 

Find out more about how to get help paying for technology.