by Neil Bauman, Ph.D.
A man wrote:
I thought there was a cordless phone out there that could do all the things that a regular phone could do, but could also amplify my voice as well as the voice of the person I am talking to?
I’m not aware of any voice amplified cordless (or cell) phone currently available. There are special desktop phones that give up to 26 dB of outgoing voice amplification if needed.
These phones are for people who have had throat operations, damaged vocal cords, or otherwise have exceptionally weak voices.
If you are also hard of hearing, you can get a phone that also has up to 35 dB of incoming amplification. That way you can hear the person at the other end, and they will be able to hear you.
There are also special portable devices that will amplify a person’s voice. Again, these are for people with exceptionally weak voices, or those with damaged vocal cords. The extra 12 or 15 dB these devices produce makes it possible for those around them with normal hearing to hear them.
If you are interested in a portable voice amplifier, or voice amplified phone, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll help you find the best device for your needs.