Can someone recommend a cordless phone that rings LOUD? My parents recently
replaced their phone with one that they don't hear easily. It's only been a
week and already I've run over there a couple times afraid that they were
laying somewhere unconscious only to find that they didn't hear the phone. I
went to Target, Bestbuys and Kmart to take a look but you couldn't hear the
ringer before buying. Of course they all said, "Just bring it back if it's
not loud enough." I'd like to just take one more trip to the store.
I have the Radio Shack Foneflasher II in the garage woodshop where
earmuff for hearing protection is a must. The device has a loud
ringer and a strobe light with a control for either or both. Can't
imagine life without it. My hearing "aid" barely hears the phone with
nothing running except maybe me.
On Wed, 9 Mar 2005 09:22:59 -0600, email@example.com (m Ransley)
I bought a vtech at COSTCO. Level 6 can be heard outside. You can also
adjust the volume of the handset when talking.
Consider getting a set of cordless phones 2 or 3 handsets. That way there
will be stereo and they do not have to walk very far to get the phone.
I have one of the first 5.8 GHz models to come out from V-Tech that has an
adjustable ringer. I always keep it on the lowest setting because it is too
Just go to the store and fill up your shopping cart with as many cordless
phones you can. One by one you will find the one that is just right.
Try this online source for a separate ringer that is adjustable (can
be made loud). This is a company that sells electronic devices for the
hard of hearing.
My wife and I have bought amplified phones here for my father in law,
who is 93 and quite hard of hearing. They worked fine for quite a few
years when he lived at home. Unfortunately, he has now reached an age
where he cannot figure out how to turn on the phone amplifiers or put
in his hearing aids, so we again have to shout. But he lives in an
assisted living facility so we don't have to rush over.
Marilyn Electronics also sells an autodialing phone with an emergency
pendant which we bought for my FIL. If someone falls and can't get up
(to coin a phrase), punching the button on the pendant dials the phone
and broadcasts a recorded emergency message to up to five different
I've been wearing hearing aids for a lot of years. My answer was to split
the socket with a modular adaptor. I've got a really old Bell telephone for
the ring (sits on top of a wooden dresser) and I've got an amplified handset
phone for talking.
I don't know who was the ignorant half brained idiot who designs the phones
for Radio Shack. Anyone who knows something about hearing loss knows that
men lose high notes first, and most. So, tell me why the amplified phone has
a ringer that is a really high note that I can't hear without my hearing
This was one of the stupidest things I've ever known RS to do.
There used to be mechanical "baseboard ringers". These would wire into the
phone line, and screw to a baseboard or wall. So that when the phone rings,
it echos and jangles through the house. An auxilliary ringer might make more
sense than trying to find a cordless phone with a low tone ring. I doubt any
of the half brained idiots who design cordless phones know that hard of
hearing people are more likely to hear low notes.
Check garage sales for a mechanical bell phone.
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