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Hearing and Seeing Is Believing: Amplified Phone With Tablet Technology Represents Innovative Holiday Gift for Seniors

Its just going to bring a little happiness to them in the holiday season. The paper ornaments include gift needs such as Stop and Shop, Dunkin Donuts or Big Y gift cards and female medium robe or deck of playing cards. Barron on Monday showed off the newly organized digs of the relocated senior center, which shares a building with other community groups and the Board of Education, as construction crews outside did preliminary excavation and work to install additional parking spaces (in spring 2014) where portable classrooms were recently removed. There is a room to watch movies, a gym where a fitness class was being held Monday morning (the room is also used for Park and Rec programs at night), a fitness room for all ages, a massage room, a place to serve food, a craft room and a social-services office. In the busy lobby is a reception desk and the Santa to a Senior tree. The senior center serves more than 400 seniors overall in town, with daily lunches on-site already doubling to 40 from the initial number of 20.
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As the user listens, captions appear on the phone’s tablet display in an easy-to-read font that can be enlarged or adjusted with the swipe of a finger.Captioning is free to the user.Conversations can be saved and referenced later should the user need to check an address or medication instructions from their doctor. In addition to captioning, Ensemble amplifies incoming sounds up to 50 decibels while also removing unwanted and distracting noises.Its powerful amplification and sophisticated sound processing is enhanced with adjustable settings to allow user to customize the listening experience to their unique degree of hearing loss.With its simple touchscreen display, Ensemble is easy to set up and use. This all-in-one device can alleviate many of the communication barriers that typically occur with seniors experiencing hearing loss and loved ones on the phone. “Shopping for an older parent or grandparent is incredible difficult in today’s market — the options are limited and the products, especially technology, are not designed with their needs in mind,” said Carsten Trads, president of Clarity. “Ensemble cool stuff here was created solely for older users.It meets the needs of people as they age, giving them a phone that can provide enjoyable conversations and a greater connection to everyone in their lives during this this holiday season and beyond.” About Clarity – Smart for Seniors Clarity, a division of Plantronics ( NYSE : PLT ), creates smart communication solutions that help seniors live richer, more engaged lives.
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