Chattanooga, Tenn— Clarity, a division of Plantronics, has expanded its XL-series to offer two new cordless phones. The Clarity XLC2 (pictured) and XLC3.4 are designed for people with hearing loss, low vision, or mobility challenges.

Carsten Trads, president of Clarity, said in the company press release, "These new cordless phones feature our patented digital sound processing, which is similar to the technology found in hearing aids. But it’s not just about overcoming hearing loss; the phones address multiple health concerns to provide a complete solution for seniors."

The Clarity XLC2 and XLC3.4 use Digital Clarity Power™ to amplify incoming sounds and remove unwanted and distracting noises, much like a hearing aid, according to the company. With DECT 6.0 technology, the phones provide interference-free communication and also include three tone settings to give users a customized listening experience. Both products boost outgoing speech up to 15 decibels, making communication less strenuous for people who have trouble speaking loudly.

Along with powerful amplification technology, the XLC2 and XLC3.4 provide assistance with other common challenges. For example, Talking Caller ID announces the incoming caller, and a Talking Dial Pad with back-lit buttons can help people with low vision. In addition, large, soft-touch buttons on the handset and phone base are spaced apart to be easily accessible to those with dexterity issues or arthritis.

Both models also include a loud and clear speakerphone and a bright visual ringer.

The Clarity XLC2 and XLC3.4 are hearing aid compatible and sold across the United States through special needs distributors or purchased online at

SOURCE: Clarity