Cordless phones can be a lifeline for many elderly people. These are often their main 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 2020:

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 our Best Buy Cordless Phone 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, such as relatives or neighbours. These can then be automatically called in an emergency,

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 also hearing aid compatible, and comes with a convenient volume amplify feature. This temporarily boosts 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. Panasonic KX-TGE110E Big Button Cordless Phone

Panasonic KX-TGE110 Big Button Cordless Phone

  • Large, backlit buttons
  • Nuisance call block feature
  • Quick volume control
  • Zero Emit mode

Last up on our list, we have the Panasonic KX-TGE110E. This big button cordless phone may not come with an answering machine or colour display, but it is equipped with large easy-to-use buttons and a useful nuisance call blocking feature. It also comes complete with a volume boost button coupled with an in-built loudspeaker for those with hearing difficulties. What's more, there are three dedicated speed dial buttons on the handset, which are perfect for frequent or emergency contacts.

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. The large backlit buttons on the keypad, meanwhile, make it much easier for users to operate the handset. While the sound quality isn't quite as good as the Gigaset models on this list, and the lack of an answer machine may be an issue for some, this handset still represents excellent value for money.

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 Panasonic KX-TG110E. 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. This is a stylish option for elderly users that delivers great sound, ease-of-use and top quality features.

Read full spec and customer reviews here.

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