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The Best Phone for the Elderly

12 July 2016  |  John

The telephone is a vital lifeline to the elderly – it enables them to keep in contact with their loved ones and quickly get help in case of an emergency. However, as we get older our hearing, eyesight and motor functions can fail us, making conventional phones more difficult to use.

It can get harder to dial numbers and hear people over the phone, which can lead many elderly individuals to feel isolated and alone from the outside world. Because of this, it’s important that you can find the best phone for either yourself or an elderly relative to help them stay in touch.

Doro Magna 4000 Hard of Hearing Corded Telephone

A fantastic phone for the elderly, the Doro Magna 4000 Hard of Hearing Corded Telephone has a range of features designed to provide everything the elderly need to stay connected; all in an attractive and stylish design!

To account for hearing loss, the Magna 4000 has an incredibly loud 60dB receiver volume, making voices on the other end louder and clearer. Tone control adds to the clarity by enabling you to adjust the sound’s frequency to compensate for high or low frequency hearing loss, meaning that the phone adjusts to your needs.

And to help with reduced eyesight and motor function, the phone has a big button keypad, that makes keys easier to see and easier to press, reducing the chance of misdialling. It also features a large character display to make it easier to see which numbers you’ve dialled.

Geemarc PhotoPhone 100 Amplified Picture Telephone

Another consideration for the elderly is memory. Unfortunately, memory loss and dementia is an all too real issue for elderly individuals, so it’s important to take it into consideration when choosing a phone for older relatives.

The Geemarc PhotoPhone 100 Amplified Picture Telephone provides a novel way to overcome this issue.  It features six memory buttons which you can place pictures into. This enables elderly relatives who can’t remember phone numbers to simply press the person they want to dial, helping them keep in touch with you and other friends and relatives.

This phone also utilises a 30dB receiver volume – 3 to 4 times louder than a standard telephone – which helps you or elderly relatives overcome hearing issues.

If you’re still looking for the best phone for the elderly, head on over to Amplified Telephones and check out our full range of Elderly and Hard of Hearing Phones.