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Simple phone solution needed…

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My dad doesn’t use technology but is now frustrated because he can’t use the phone – he’s deaf and just can’t hear with whatever handset we try. When mum goes out he feels isolated and would just like to be able to answer the phone if it rings and make a call if he’s worried about anything. We’re looking at Facetime/Skype/What’sApp but frankly I’m not sure he will be able to get his head round the technology. Any clever ideas out there?


  • My dad doesn’t use technology but is now frustrated because he can’t use the phone – he’s deaf and just can’t hear with whatever handset we try. When mum goes out he feels isolated and would just like to be able to answer the phone if it rings and make a call if he’s worried about anything. We’re looking at Facetime/Skype/What’sApp but frankly I’m not sure he will be able to get his head round the technology. Any clever ideas out there?

    Hi Brenda,
    Have you tried looking at http://www.springchicken.co.uk? I found this phone amplifier which might be helpful rather than trying to get him to use new technology.
    https://shop.springchicken.co.uk/products/phoneplus-telephone-amplifier#gallery-image
    Best wishes
    Helen

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