Being old or having a physical disability is a discomforting experience. A senior citizen may have to depend on a younger somebody to undertake his/her day-to-day tasks. One such disability: Hearing impairment. As per NIDCD, 25% of people between 65 to 74 years of age have hearing impairment and around 50% of people above 75 years of age suffer from hearing impairment to some degree. Clarity (a company) with their landlines/cordless phones for hearing impaired (amplified telephones), notification systems and assistive listening device work towards making lives of senior citizens and hearing impaired easier. The article describes the clarity phones in detail.
About Clarity Company
Clarity is a 40-year old company headquartered in Chattanooga, Tennessee which manufactures amplified telephones, notification systems and assistive listening devices for senior citizens and hearing impaired.
The company claims to be a world leader in production of assistive devices named above.
For more details, visit the official website of Clarity.
Clarity makes a wide range of hearing impairment products for senior citizens and disability people. However, they are further classified or categorised by the degree of impairment a patient has.
These classification have been listed as follows:
- Mild to Moderate Hearing Impairment
- Moderate Hearing Impairment
- Moderate to Severe Hearing Impairment.
All the products detailed below are available in the above-mentioned 03 types.
As described above, clarity manufactures mainly 03 categories of products:
1. Clarity Phones
This category of products include the following:
- Amplified Corded Phones
- Amplified Cordless Phones
- Big Button/Low Vision Phones
2. Assistive Listening Devices
This is the second category of devices available with Clarity Company. This category includes the following products:
- Cellphone Amplifiers
- Amplified Headphones
- Personal Sound Amplifiers
- TV Amplification Devices
- Telephones amplifiers.
3. Notification Systems
Following notification devices are available under the banner of Clarity:
- Amplified Alarm Clocks
- Visual Alert Systems with/without Remote receiver
- Baby Sound Monitor
- Door Announcer.
Features of Clarity Phones
Market always remains flooded with products of a certain produced by various companies and sold under numerous brand names. All these huge number of products usually differ among themselves with slight features, though essentially working under the same principal. Similar is the case with phones for hearing impaired and senior citizens.
Therefore, instead of listing the minutest of features for each device and each brand, we will simple list the common features shared in general by devices for hearing impaired.
Amplified phones, headphones and other accessories are usually built-in with amplifiers in the device itself. These amplifiers basically increase the intensity of the sound so that hearing impaired and senior citizens can listen to them.
Customizable Tone Control
Due to varying degree of disability, clarity phones for hearing impaired usually come with sound frequency adjusters. Users can easily adjust the frequency (in turn the intensity) of the sound to suit their needs. It is noticed that seniors usually lose the ability to hear high intensity voices i.e. voices of children and women. Such features prove really helpful to such candidates.
Hearing-Aid compatible phones
Since most of the senior citizens wear hearing aids, the clarity phones also happen to accommodate hearing aids in their receiver machinery. This allows users to continue wearing aids while receiving calls or using headphones.
Phones made for seniors usually come with extra features to help them with device usage. One such feature is bigger buttons or colorful body. This helps the users to make most of the device without too much physical exertion.
Where to Buy?
Much like every electronic brand and item, Clarity phones can also be brought online through the official website and also through third-party vendors like Amazon.com or Walmart.
The official website of Clarity is https://clarityproducts.com/. All the products manufactured by the company under various categories are listed on the website and available for purchase.
Users can search for products of their choice through the product catalog classified in two categories:
- Product by Need,
- Product by category.
Third Party Website
Apart from the official website, Clarity phones can be brought from third-party vendors such as Amazon and Walmart.
For the benefit of the users, Amazon.com search catalog has been added. Users are requested to click on below to visit Amazon.Clarity for hearing impaired