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By Jim Miller
Savvy Senior 

Simplified cell phones for hearing impaired seniors


Dear Savvy Senior,

Can you recommend some basic simplified cellphones for seniors with hearing impairment? My 82-year-old father needs to get a new cellphone for occasional calls or emergencies, but he needs something that’s easy to use and one that he can hear on.

Looking Around

Dear Looking,

There are several simplified cell phones on the market today that are specifically designed for seniors or for people who just like things simple. These are basic cellphones—primarily used for talk and text—that come with big buttons, easy to navigate menus, SOS emergency buttons, enhanced sound and are hearing aid compatible too. Here are some top options for senior-friendly phones.

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