Reviews and Problems with Clarity Professional C4210
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Not entirely happy
Al "Al", Amazon
19 September 2009
Summary: This was a replacement for a prevoius Clarity bought over 6 years ago. The 2400 hz transmission was touted to offer big improvement. Don't notice much. I had to return the new one because the transmission would break up. Tried different channels, to no avail. Replacement is better. Other end transmission is now OK. However, on Clarity receiver end I hear background hiss noise. And the volume level is not set to high. I don't have hearing problem, but my wife does.
Summary: I have moderate hearing loss and use hearing aids. Just bought this phone thinking it would be an improvement over the external phone amplifiers that go between the phone and the handset. The thing is a joke. It is not very loud, in spite of the "warning" pasted on the side, and speech is absolutely unintelligible on all three tone settings. I can hear better with a regular phone without the external amplifier. Avoid this phone.
Summary: Bought this phone for it's amplification for a hard of hearing person. It is great in that respect but there is significant hiss in the background no matter where it's plugged in in the house. No other phone has this issue so I think it's the phone. My hearing is ok so I find it very annoying and don't use the phone. The tone change button does not appear to make any difference in tone that I can hear.
I've waited a long time for a phone like this one.
P. Eastin, Amazon
30 May 2008
Summary: Having been hearing impaired since childhood, I'm glad that technology has finally acknowledged the needs of the hearing impaired. The amplified phones of the past don't hold a candle to the Clarity C4210. After carefully reading the manual, I found that all the problems mentioned in the previous reviews are addressed... if only people would take the time to understand this phone's functions.
Summary: I am moderately hearing impaired and frequently have difficulty hearing on the telepone. This Clarity phone seemed perfect for me, especially since it was supposed to work well with hearing aid tele-coils. It's okay, but the sound isn't as clear as I'd hoped, particularly the sound "boost" button. It's loud enough, just not clear enough. However, everyon'e hearing loss is different, and what doesn't work for me may work well for someone else. It's worth giving it a try.
Summary: I bought this phone for my Mother who is 86 and very hard of hearing... this is probably the worst phone we have ever tried for her... she could not hear my voice ...and she sounded like she was about a million miles way..the sound quality is absolutely terrible. I returned this phone immediately. Believe it or not... she went to the local CVS store and bought one of their phones for about 30 bucks...and it sounds much better than this Clarity one did.
Summary: I purchased the phone for an elderly woman who is hard of hearing. She can hear very well with it. However, it is always a challenge for her to program anything. This phone is no different. There is a volume boost button that is very useful. It has to be turned on each time the phone is used. It would be nice to turn the volume on button "on" permanantly. It's just one less thing to do when you answer the phone. These issues are minor. I would purchase the phone again.
Bad Sound, Lacks Features, Not User Friendly, Overpriced
28 November 2006
Summary: I would not buy any Clarity products after this phone. I bought it for my husband who is hard of hearing. But he can't use it and hates it because the sound echoes his voice, other voices are tinny (no matter how you adjust the settings). The features on this phone are lacking. What you find on $15 phones, like memory dial, caller ID, are buried in the menus so it is very complex to get them out.