Landline phones can be a lifeline for many elderly people and is often the primary method of keeping in touch with friends and family. However, when your home phone needs replacing it can be hard to find something suitable. Therefore, we’ve rounded up our list of the Best Big Button Cordless Phones for the Elderly based on our extensive customer survey conducted throughout the year, as well as in-house testing, independent customers reviews and feedback.
The following are the top 3 cordless big button phones of 2018:
1. Siemens Gigaset Premium E370A Big Button Cordless Phone
- Best-in-class full duplex loudspeaker with HD sound
- Extra loud volume boost & Hearing Aid Compatible
- Large 2.2” TFT colour display with easy to read jumbo font
- Nuisance call blocking
- SOS emergency call function
The Gigaset Premium E370A is an adapted version of the No.1 Cordless Phone of 2018 and a top-rated phone by our customers. In addition to exceptional HD sound and the best full-duplex loudspeaker we have tested, the E370A boasts a host of additional features designed to make it easier for elderly users to get to grips with. The stylish handset is hearing aid compatible and boasts an “Extra-Loud” setting on both earpiece and loudspeaker to boost the volume.
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The Gigaset Premium E370A is designed for ease-of-use with its big buttons, large easy to read display, and large font feature to increase the size of text on the display. The right function key serves as a defined emergency call key with SOS function. You can store up to 4 numbers on it which are called in an emergency, such as relatives or neighbours.
2. Siemens Gigaset E560A Big Button DECT Phone
- High-contrast 1.8” black/white display with large font
- Large, illuminated keys
- Two sound profiles with 5 volume levels and additional volume boost
- Answering machine with up to 25 minutes recording time
Next on our list is another entry from Gigaset. Featuring clear sound quality, large illuminated and separated buttons, and an easy to read, 1.8-inch, monochrome display with increased font size, the Gigaset E560A simplifies the process of making and receiving calls on a cordless phone. This handset is hearing aid compatible, and comes with a convenient volume amplify feature to temporarily boost the volume during a call for those with impaired hearing.
The E560A offers brilliant sound quality, and users can easily adjust the volume even when in hands-free mode. With its two different sound settings – for high and low frequency settings – this handset can be easily adjusted to fit each user’s hearing requirements. In addition to these features, the Gigaset E560A has an integrated answering machine and gives you the option to expand with up to 4 handsets, making it an ideal landline telephone for the elderly.
3. BT 4000 Big Button Cordless Phone
- Large display & buttons
- Extra loud volume & Hearing Aid friendly
- Nuisance call blocking
For elderly users or others with sight, hearing, or dexterity impairments comes a more basic offering from BT. The BT 4000 may not come with an answering machine, or colour display but it is equipped with large easy to use buttons, advanced nuisance call blocking features, is fully hearing aid compatible, and comes complete with volume boost button coupled with an in-built speaker loudspeaker for those with hearing difficulties.
The large, clear display makes using this handset easy for users who struggle with reading smaller print. Menus, names, and numbers, are presented on the screen in extra-large fonts, while the appropriately proportioned large buttons on the keypad make it much easier for users to operate the handset.
The verdict: Big button cordless phones
With their large clear displays featuring extra-large fonts, large buttons, and a volume augment button, it is clear that all three handsets are specially designed to meet the unique needs of those getting on in years. They are all also easy to use with a nuisance call blocking feature. There are a few differences, like the absence of an in-built answering machine in the BT 4000. Alternatively, you can enjoy the option to choose two sound profiles and up to 25 minutes of recording time on the Gigaset E560A, however, our top choice is the Gigaset Premium E370A which is a stylish option for elderly users that delivers great sound, ease-of-use and top quality features.
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