At last, a telephone for the elderly that actually works!
taildragger221 "sid_crighton", Amazon
28 December 2014
Summary: There are many 'big button' telephones around that claim to be good for the elderly, and the few that I've tried (and many more that I've read up about) have always come up short. But this phone actually does the job, thanks to two small features that are barely even documented but are - I think - crucial. First, the two indents in the phone's base for the handset are nice and deep.
Summary: My wife wears two hearing aids and has found it impossible to answer the telephone until we bought this Geemarc CL100 telephone. It really has made a big difference. The separate tone and volume gives a good range of adjustment and the ringer is loud enough for her to hear.
Summary: Most possibly the quickest delivery I've ever received. Product is sturdy & very easy to use and install. My mother in law hasn't had any problems using this phone, she suffers from dementia and wears two hearing aids which don't have to be removed when taking / making calls, as this phone is hearing aid compatible. Thoroughly recommended.
Summary: I do wish that product descriptions were accurate. This Amazon description states "Adjustable ringer level and tone" the ringer volume level is switchable from low to loud, but the tone of the incoming ring is not adjustable. This telephone is described as suitable for people who have hearing loss in higher pitch sounds. I totally disagree as the ringer is of a high pitch hard to describe sound and is not easy to hear even on loud setting with that kind of hearing loss.
Summary: My elderly mum now a bit hard of hearing- she doesn't wear a hearing aid. This phone has big easy buttons and you can adjust the volume of both the ringer and the earpeice, so she can now hear it ringing AND hear us talking. It is hearing aid compatible, it takes batteries. It has a flashing light when ringing. It has easy to programme memory buttons for favourite numbers.
Summary: I would endorse all the 5 star reviews already posted and am grateful that they prompted me to buy this phone for my 95 year old deaf and partially sighted mother. I have had many anxious moments when she has failed to answer her previous phone and it is such a delight to hear her respond immediately. (It is the first time for years that she has said, "That's too loud", when I demonstrated full volume.
Summary: looked forward to receiving this phone and the extra volume I would hear when receiving a call.However found volume poor and the phone screeched continuously during a call that it was impossible to have a conversation .The screeching also made it extreemly difficult for your caller .Decided it had to be returned to Amazon .Followed returns procedure and have been reimburst promptly by Amazon.Ordered another phone better spec.
Summary: I bought this for my mum as she is a bit deaf and never ever answered her old normal phone, she kept saying there was something wrong with the phone as it wasn't ringing and wouldn't listen to me when i told her there was nothing wrong with the phone. Now she always answers the phone. It has a very loud ring, it also flashes red when ringing and you can adjust the voulume of the speaker so you can hear them clearly, very good buy.
Summary: This phone was purchased for my mother in law who is partially sighted and hard of hearing. This model was perfect for her - a great improvement on her previous BT phone. She can now hear more clearly and making calls is easier with the large display digits.