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Using your landline phone

Landline phones designed for hearing loss

An amplified telephone is a landline phone designed specifically for people with hearing loss.

They have features which include:

  • hearing aid compatibility
  • a separate control to boost the volume through the handset and an extra loud ringer
  • a handset tone control, which allows you to change speech tones and make people’s voices sound clearer
  • other features to make the phone easier to use, such as large dial buttons.

An amplified telephone can cost between £30 for a simple model to £80 if extra features are available.