GRAND RAPIDS, MI--(Marketwired - Aug 20, 2013) - Did you call your grandparents last year on Grandparent's Day? If so, could they hear you? With nearly 50 percent of individuals over 75 suffering from hearing loss, the chances are high your grandparents may often ask you to speak up or repeat yourself because they have difficulty understanding phone conversations.
Recognizing the important role phone conversations play in the lives of seniors, Meijer is offering a discount this Grandparent's Day on two big-button, amplified phones from Clarity, a division of Plantronics (
The Clarity E814CC™ is a corded/cordless combo phone that amplifies incoming sound up to 40 decibels. It also features four tone settings to customize the listening experience, and an extra loud speakerphone for hands-free communication. The E814CC is equipped with a digital answering machine that amplifies voice messages to make them easier to understand for the user. Because people with hearing loss often have other age-related health challenges like vision loss, this phone features a large high contrast caller I.D. display, a bright visual ringer and a large keypad with high contrast numbers. The E814CC is hearing aid compatible and is expandable with 4 of Clarity's D703HS handsets.
If the combo option is unnecessary, Meijer is offering the Clarity E814 -- the corded amplified phone with digital answering machine -- by itself.
"In a world dominated by text messaging, email and social media, we often lose sight of the importance of a phone call," said Carsten Trads, president of Clarity. "For grandparents, phone conversations are often cherished. Our goal is to make sure everyone -- no matter their age or level of hearing loss -- can enjoy phone calls again. Thanks to Meijer, we are making our amplified phones available at a lower cost to more people."
About Clarity - Smart for Seniors™
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