Decatur, Ga — Georgians with hearing loss can now obtain a new Clarity amplified cordless phone for free, thanks to the Georgia Council for the Hearing Impaired Inc (GACHI), a statewide nonprofit that provides a variety of assistive services to the deaf and to those with hearing loss.

Through the Georgia Telecommunications Equipment Distribution Program (GATEDP), GACHI distributes the Clarity XLC3.4, a cordless phone that amplifies incoming sounds up to 50 decibels and boosts outgoing speech up to 15 decibels, making communication easier for people who have trouble hearing and speaking loudly.

The phone also includes helpful features for people with low vision and arthritis.

To qualify, Georgia residents who are certified as having hearing loss must complete an application, providing a copy of a landline phone bill, a certificate of need form from a physician, proof of income, and a copy of a driver’s license or state issued identification card.

More information about the program is available at the GATEDP website. More information about the Clarity XLC3.4 amplified phone is available at Clarity’s website.

SOURCE: Clarity, a division of Plantronics