Video Transcript For The Hard Of Hearing:
One of the very popular search for items in HearingDirect.com is the big button phones. And I thought it might be helpful to display a range of the big button phones, different types of big button phones that we have here at Hearing Direct. For the purposes of this, I brought an example of a desk phone, which is designed to be plugged into the mains power socket and the telephone socket in the home. A cordless phone again which needs plugging into the mains and into its own telephone socket and a mobile telephone, big button mobile phone.
Looking at them individually, clearly big button phones need to be big button and there is no question the biggest of them all will be this phone here. This happens to be the Geemarc AmpliPower 50 Phone, it has extremely large buttons on a dark background with a very light white coloured number which makes it extremely easy to see the digits on here. Many of the other buttons on here too are designed for use by those with perhaps slightly limited dexterity or limited vision. And to be fair, this is also one of the loudest phones in the market. So often as you will find that the need for big buttons in terms of visual requirements often is linked with the need for slightly louder volume of phones and if that's the case, this phone certainly fits the bill. It's designed to do both as I said there are also larger buttons and you would find traditionally with other aspects of the phone and humidity slide as well would be helpful under the circumstances.
Moving on to the cordless phone here, you can see that some of the same features exist. The buttons here are much larger than what you would normally expect on a standard cordless phone and again they are dark coloured button with light white coloured numbers and some of the other buttons in terms of the call answering and the call ending buttons here are also much larger than you would expect on a standard phone. Not a lot more to say particularly with regards to the features of this cordless phone other than to say that on the side there is a volume control up and down which is again slightly larger than you would expect and a number of features available through this memory feature here which is displayed in this screen here and the features and the numbers on this screen here are much larger and can be set into a much larger font than you will again expect to see on a standard cordless phone. Also it carries a good degree of amplification of volume, so if not just big buttons are required but some degree of hearing help is also required and this represents a good phone for those particular issues.
And then finally just looking at a mobile phone. A very typical big button mobile phone from within the range of Hearing Direct. And again you can see these common things throughout which is a dark background with white numbers which are unquestionably the easiest to see and the easiest to navigate. You'll also find that these buttons are raised so that they are easier to select between rather than finishing very flush and you'll also notice, you may not be able to see on this image here but the number 5 much like a lot of the phones has a little raised area in the middle of it which is easier to then locate the number 5 in the centre of the phone for use. Again the raised buttons here for the call answering and call ending and much the same as the case of this cordless phone up here. This mobile phone has a much larger display screen than you would expect on a non-touch screen type of phone and the font size on this is much bigger again than you would see on a standard mobile phone.
So all in all there is a good range of big button phones be it the desk phone for the home, the cordless phone for the home or the mobile phone for where you are out and about. But if you would like some more advice on the big button phone range in Hearing Direct, then do give us a call on 0800-032-1301 any time during the working week. We are here 9 until 5 or if we're outside of working hours at the weekends or evenings you can e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll get back to you within 24 hours and as I said, do get in touch. We have got a great team here that can provide a lot of detailed advice on big button phones.
Big Button Phones Featured In This Review:
Desk Phone - Geemarc AmpliPower 50
Cordless Phone - Amplicomms BigTel 200
Mobile Phone - Amplicomms PowerTel M6000