Is the telephone ringing?

Many phones for the home have adjustable ringing sound and volume, so it’s usually easy to find a combination that works well so long as you’re in the same room as the phone, and your hearing loss is not too severe. Even placing your phone on a harder surface may make the ringer sufficiently loud for you to hear. Some phones also have built-in flashing lights to attract your attention, but these may only be effective if you are near the phone, or are looking in its general direction.


If you still cannot hear your phone ringing, you could add an extension bell, or flashing light, in one or more rooms.  Some of the systems intended for ‘doorbell’ use can just as well be used to alert you to the ringing of your phone.

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