Summary: We bought this phone for my mother.She is 82,hard of hearing and bad eye sight. When we read that there was 3 steps she had to do for the speed dial feature. We knew she could not do a 3 step we needed a one button speed dial feature. . May be a really good phone we just couldn't use it. Thats why we couldn't recommend this phone.
Summary: I bought this phone for my grandparents (mainly for my grandfather who is heard of hearing and has very poor eyesight). The buttons are big enough for him to see and the ringer is loud enough for him to hear: I even had to turn down the ringer a bit. There are only 2 issues I have with the phone. 1. With the vocal caller ID, you have to wait until the number if finished being said in order to pick up the phone: otherwise the call can't be heard.
Summary: Nice phone and a nice option for hearing impaired; however, for hearing and vision impaired it's a bit difficult. It has too many features on the handset and there are too many small buttons near the "Talk" button. If the user has to go by feel and sight, then there will be an issue with pressing other buttons by accident. A cordless handset for the sight impaired should be no frills...dialing numbers and a on/off button and that is all!
Summary: I purchased this as a gift for my visually impaired father in law. He says that the large number layout / configuration makes dialing numbers much easier for him. The Talking Caller ID and Talking Dial Pad also make it much easier for him to know who's calling as well as what numbers he's dialing without having to squint at a tiny LCD screen. We both find the call quality to be very clear.
Summary: The telephone operated as advertised when we tested it at our home. HOWEVER, when we installed it at my hard-of-hearing mother-in-law's home, it did not work well. There was a great deal of background "noise". Tech support first advised us to verify that the transmission line was analog, vs. digital. The phone only works in analog format. (A Radio Shack salesperson informed me that, even if the transmission line was digital (e.g.