The Best Home Telephones For Poor Eyesight, Hearing Loss and Arthritis


Even in the early 21st century with so many forms of communication available to us, our phone remains an essential device. The landline may be falling out of use for the younger generation, but there remains a need for voice conversation. We are committed to continuing to offer our customers choice and that also extends to CareCo phones. Here are some of our best sellers and favourites.

Easi 123 Big Button TelephoneEasi 123 Big Button Tele phone

For when all you need from a CareCo phone is a simple landline device to be able to call friends and family, the Easi 123 Big Button Telephone is perfect. This is our no-frills model that fulfils the basic functions required of people with arthritis or rheumatism and those with poor manual dexterity. An LED flasher alerts the hard of hearing to an incoming call. Call friends and family quickly and easily without making it a painful chore. An added hands-free speaker means you don’t have to hold the handset and volume control helps you hear easily.

CL64 Easy Connect Amplified TelephoneGeemarc CL64 Easy Connect Amplified Tele phone

The retro meets the modern with this impressive phone which combines the rotary look with amplification with your hearing aid. The Geemarc CL64 Easy Connect Amplified Telephone’s old-fashioned dial is not just aesthetic; studies show that people with memory loss and dementia recognise the classic design. The amplifier has two settings –a lower setting at 70db and a higher setting at 80db. This is the equivalent of a vacuum cleaner (70db) or cars travelling at around 70mph on a busy road (80db). A built-in volume control can increase the voice on the other end by up to an extra 25db. The final useful feature is the central SOS button which dials 999 but can be programmed to call a carer, friend or family member.

Serenities Big Button TelephoneGeemarc Serenities Big Button Tele phone

The Geemarc Serenities Big Button Telephone is ideal for people with rheumatism, arthritis or lack fine motor control. It makes it easier to dial numbers and use the device. But its functions do not stop there. Like the Easy Connect, it has hearing aid connectivity. Further, the supplied Emergency Response Wristband. This will automatically dial up to 5 stored numbers until one of them picks up. Along with these five emergency numbers, the user may store up to 10 other quick dial numbers in the phone. Simple, functional and with great mobility uses – this is a superior phone in many ways.

Talking Clamshell Mobile PhoneCL8500BT Talking Clamshell Mobile Phone

You know the years are moving fast when even a mobile phone can seem retro! But the Talking Clamshell Mobile Phone with its early 2000s chic takes functionality to a whole new level. For those with poor eyesight, it has a visual ring indicator. For the hard of hearing, this CareCo phone is compatible with M4/T4 hearing aid standards. With a programmable memory and large buttons, so you don’t accidentally type the wrong number, this is a great counter to the increasing power of the smartphone by providing the basic functions you need. Add to that the Bluetooth capability, and you have a great everyday phone.

Combidect 295Geemarc Combidect 295 Desk and Cordless Phone

The Geemarc Combidect 295 Desk and Cordless Phone comes with two phones – one corded and one cordless. Suitable for telecoil, hard of hearing users will experience the most benefit by connecting their hearing aid device up to this phone combination. The desk phone is ideal for your home office or lounge area while the cordless is perfect for those impromptu phone calls while working in the kitchen, garden or elsewhere you need to move about. Both phones have well-lit backlights for easy viewing and large buttons for easy dialling. Plus, the inbuilt answerphone will ensure you catch all those essential calls.

Geoff Chant

Geoff Chant is our mobility & living aids expert. He product tests everything from a can opener to our video door phones. You name it, Geoff has tried it with a critical eye and a strong sense of what can make life easier; something we all appreciate!