Give the Gift of Hearing for Grandparent's Day

Big-Button, Amplified Phones at Meijer Keep People With Hearing Loss Connected to Family, Friends

Give the Gift of Hearing for Grandparent's Day

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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 (NYSE: PLT). From August 25th through September 8th, Meijer will offer the Clarity E814CC™ for $79.99 (reduced from $89.99) and the Clarity E814™ for $59.99 (reduced from $69.99).

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™
Clarity, a division of Plantronics (NYSE: PLT), creates smart communication solutions that help seniors live richer, more engaged lives. For more than 40 years, Clarity's innovative products -- such as amplified telephones, notification systems and assistive listening devices -- have helped people with hearing loss, low vision, limited mobility, dexterity issues and other health challenges. Clarity has pioneered many firsts -- from digital sound processing in 2005 to remote-access customer service in 2010. Millions rely on Clarity to communicate at home, at work and throughout their lives. For more information, please visit or call 1-800-426-3738.


Ryan Witherell
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