At SmithGear, we offer a large selection of corded and cordless phones designed for those with hearing loss -- but one feature can be easily overlooked -- Consistent Amplification (also referred to as "Auto Boost").
By default on most hearing loss telephones, in order to amplify a telephone call's volume you must press the "AMPLIFY" or "BOOST" button. Then, when you end an amplified phone call, amplification turns off automatically for the next call.
This happens for a number of reasons, largely to protect those also in the household from being harmed by a accidentally using an phone that is too loud.
That means the phone's user must press the "AMPLIFY" or "BOOST" button during every call to get the volume to the preferred setting. Sounds easy right? No so fast -- age, dexterity and memory factors can make this a real challenge for many users.
Thankfully, there is a solution: Consistent amplification. If you prefer amplification consistently on, you can set it to automatically turn on each time that a call begins. This eliminates the need to press the "AMPLIFY" or "BOOST" button every single time, and can make using the phone more easy.
During conversation, you may be also to still temporarily turn off amplification (depending on the model). You should also consider the hearing levels of other phone users before you set amplification consistently ON. These phones can emit excessive volume and amplification that can cause hearing loss.
For more information see our line of: Hearing Loss Phones.