How modern technology is used in amplified cordless phones

By: Russell Clark

Amplified cordless phones are phones that are similar to your regular POT (Plain Old Telephone), with two major differences: a) they are cordless – nothing unusual here and b) they have an amplification feature. This allows the user to control the volume of the input at the receiver and is quite unusual.

But why introduce this new feature? Why do we need receiver (or incoming) amplification? Unfortunately many people are classified as “hearing impaired". This is not just confined to older people, but can affect all sectors of our community. While the majority of us are free to happily chat away on our state-of-the-art devices such as the latest cell phone or PDA, others – who are hard of hearing, cannot enjoy such simple pleasures. But now, thanks to the wonders of modern technology, even the hearing impaired can enjoy the latest electronic gadgets such as the Amplified Cordless Phone.

Today’s amplified cordless phone comes standard with sophisticated features such as inductive coupling, whereby the receiver eliminates most background noise allowing the receiver to hear the caller with clarity. This is particularly useful for the hard of hearing as they have one less potential problem to negotiate.

Some phones have a facility to switch between hands-free and regular operation. The former is useful for those using a hearing-aid during the call. Other features as identified on resources such as hearing-impaired-phones.com, include personalized ring tones suitable for the hard of hearing and which can be amplified on request, texting options allowing the hearing impaired caller to read a text message and then respond verbally. Some phones even have flashing lights to alert the user that a call is coming through.

Thus, as we can see, state-of-the-art technology has been effectively used to provide the modern amplified cordless phone for hearing impaired people.


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