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The Best Hard of Hearing Mobile Phones

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

For the hard of hearing, using a mobile phone can be a daunting prospect. Even though a mobile can help you stay connected with family and friends, they’re no good at it if you can’t hear what’s being said!

Here at Amplified Telephones we have a wide range of mobile phones designed for the hearing impaired to choose from. In fact, it can be difficult to find the best hard of hearing mobile phone for you from our selection.

To help make your purchasing choice easier, we’ve selected our top five mobile phones for the hard of hearing.

What Makes a Hard of Hearing Mobile Phone?

The key characteristic of a hard of hearing mobile phone is an amplified receiver. This means that the call volume is much louder than that of a standard mobile, helping you hear exactly what’s being said on the other end of the line.

Another great feature common with hard of hearing mobiles is tone control. Fantastic for individuals with high or low frequency hearing loss, this enables you to adjust the tone of the phone’s sound to best match your hearing needs.

Doro Liberto 825 Amplified Smartphone Mobile Phone

If you’re not willing to give up the latest in smartphone technology but need a mobile phone for the hard of hearing, the Doro Liberto 825 Amplified Smartphone Mobile Phone is a fantastic choice for you.

A huge 5 inch 720p display adorns the front of the device, giving you superb picture clarity for sharp text and crystal clear video. To keep you up to speed the Doro Liberto 825 even includes 4G connectivity built-in, giving you some of the fastest mobile internet speeds in the country.

It’s also fully Google-certified, meaning you can download apps to keep you connected and entertained when you’re out and about.

And to ensure that it’s still a great mobile phone for the hard of hearing it features a 35dB receiver for loud and clear audio, alongside tone control, a 83dB ringer and full T3/M3 hearing aid compatibility.

Doro PhoneEasy 612 Hard of Hearing Mobile Phone

One of our most popular hard of hearing mobiles, the Doro PhoneEasy 612 Hard of Hearing Mobile Phone is a fantastic all-round phone for those who need a reliable and easy to use mobile phone.

It features a clamshell design, making it incredibly easy to hold and use – phone calls can be answered and finished by opening and closing the mobile.

To give maximum ease of use it even features a built-in startup wizard to provide you with everything needed to make best use of the phone’s great features.

To ensure that you can hear phone calls fully, a 35dB receiver alongside tone control enables you to get the clearest sound for your needs.


Geemarc CL8500 Amplified Clamshell Mobile Phone

If you’re someone who suffers from vision impairment alongside hearing difficulties, it’s important that your mobile phone can help you with more than just sound.

The Geemarc CL8500 Amplified Clamshell Mobile Phone utilises a big button keypad alongside its hearing features to be as helpful to as many people as possible. This keypad also includes a speaking function built-in, providing you with clear audio feedback as to which button you’ve pressed.

The dual displays on the outside and inside of the phone means you can see missed calls and the time without having to open the phone up, and both displays feature large, clear text for easy readability.

But it wouldn’t be a mobile phone for the hard of hearing without sound help, and the CL8500 delivers on that too. An incredibly loud 40dB receiver – 4-5 times louder than a standard mobile – gives more audible call sound, and M4/T4 hearing aid compatibility ensures hearing aid users can get great sound.

Doro PhoneEasy 631 Amplified Mobile Phone

The big feature of the Doro PhoneEasy 631 Amplified Mobile Phone is its ergonomic design. Its rounded shape and soft touch coating makes the phone incredibly easy to grasp and keep hold of, and the separated keys help to make texting and dialling a breeze.

For maximum simplicity, unwanted phone functions can be hidden from the menu so there’s no chance of pressing something you don’t want or need.

For call quality, the 631 features a 35dB receiver for loud calls, and a huge 83dB ringer help you hear the phone ringing even when you’re nowhere near it. It also features M4/T4 hearing aid compatibility (over 3G), meaning hearing aid users can get the best call quality for them.

Geemarc CL8350 Amplified Big Button Mobile Phone

Almost all of the mobiles featured here have been clamshell mobiles – flip phones. And while these offer a great level of ease of use, maybe you want a simple bar phone instead?

Like the CL8500, the Geemarc CL8350 Amplified Big Button Mobile Phone features a big button keypad with large and clear markings – ideal for hard of hearing users who also need visual aids.

This phone also features three built-in sound profiles for you to choose from: standard, extra loud and sleep. These can easily be changed for whatever situation you’re in.

To give you incredibly clear sound the CL8350 has a 40dB receiver alongside 10dB of tone control to enable you to get the best sound for your needs.


If you’re still looking for the best hard of hearing mobile phone for your needs, head on over to Amplified Telephones and take a look at our range of Hard of Hearing Mobile Phones.