Elderly parent struggling to hear when talking on Landline

Have an elderly parent who is struggling to hear conversations on a landline, shes fine if i put it on speaker phone but then everyone hears it! Any suggestions?
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Hearing aid

There are specialists phones available. Go on to the deaf society website they can advise you correctly

Original Poster

thecoolguy

Hearing aid



Thing is she can hear fine on her mobile its just the house phone

Look at DORO landline phones they suppose to be amplified upto 30db, hope this helps

skykid3

Thing is she can hear fine on her mobile its just the house phone


call divert thingy?
sounds like a poor landline though if mobile works fine
Edited by: "brilly" 20th Sep 2016

can everyone else hear fine on the same phone/landline? maybe the phone needs replacing or the landline checking?

Check the phone doesn't have any volume settings first.

skykid3

Thing is she can hear fine on her mobile its just the house phone



Some phones have louder volumes than others. You could try buying a new phone. I find some of the older ones are very quiet.

Original Poster

tardytortoise

can everyone else hear fine on the same phone/landline? maybe the phone … can everyone else hear fine on the same phone/landline? maybe the phone needs replacing or the landline checking?



I can hear on it but will get in touch with BT tomorrow to check the line

skykid3

I can hear on it but will get in touch with BT tomorrow to check the line … I can hear on it but will get in touch with BT tomorrow to check the line


can you hear as well as you can on her mobile or your mobile?
surely thats the thing to check first... has it always been a problem? is she unsure about where the true speaker on the phone is?
get her hearing checked at doctor, she may be kidding herself its ok
hearing is logarithmic in response so what may seem like a small difference to you can be big to someone with hearing loss

Original Poster

brilly

can you hear as well as you can on her mobile or your mobile?surely thats … can you hear as well as you can on her mobile or your mobile?surely thats the thing to check first... has it always been a problem? is she unsure about where the true speaker on the phone is?get her hearing checked at doctor, she may be kidding herself its okhearing is logarithmic in response so what may seem like a small difference to you can be big to someone with hearing loss



There is a fault in the line, went through BT's automated line check so will wait and see what results, yeah I think her hearing is not what it used to be but then neither is her eyesight and getting her to use her glasses is a battle! Ah the joys of getting old!

See below link, they are about three times louder on the handset at max adjustment, they are also big buttons which will help with the eyes. You can pick these up at currys for £21 if you have one near by.

shop.bt.com/pro…tml

Original Poster

OK, BT engineer turned up today and there was a fault in the line so its been fixed but because the fault was in the house I will be getting billed for the work by BT on the plus side my elderly parent can now hear perfectly on the phone so she isn't going deaf, yet
Thanks everyone for your suggestions
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