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RadioShack, Clarity Amplify Better Hearing and Speech Month

May 13 2013 12:00AM

Marketwire

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CHATTANOOGA, TN -- (Marketwired) -- 05/13/13 -- Do you have difficulty understanding telephone conversations? If so, you're not alone as that is one of the earliest signs of hearing loss, which more than 36 million Americans are struggling with today. In recognition of Better Hearing and Speech Month, RadioShack is offering a special promotion throughout May on loud and easy-to-use amplified telephones from Clarity, a division of Plantronics (NYSE: PLT), specifically designed to make conversations clearer and easier to understand.

From May 12th through May 25th, RadioShack will offer two of Clarity's amplified phones at reduced prices:

Clarity D703, now $49.99 (reduced from $69.99) •Clarity C210, now $24.99 (reduced from $34.99)

The Clarity D703™ is a cordless big-button phone that amplifies incoming sound up to 35dB, or twelve times louder than standard home phones, while removing unwanted and distracting noises. The D703 also utilizes DECT 6.0 technology and includes four adjustable tone settings to provide a customized listening experience. It features an extra loud and clear speakerphone for hands-free conversations. The D703 is hearing aid compatible and is expandable with up to 5 handsets. Additionally, it is equipped with a large, easy-to-read Caller ID display for users with low vision and soft-touch and contoured keys to help people contend with dexterity issues like Arthritis.

The Clarity C210™ is an amplified trimline phone that boosts incoming sound up to 26 decibels. The C210 is a simple and straightforward phone ideal for people with mild-to-moderate hearing loss. It features a bright visual ring indicator to make sure users never miss a call, and the phone is hearing aid compatible.

"Phone conversations are often taken for granted," said Carsten Trads, president of Clarity. "If you have hearing loss or have a family member with hearing loss, you understand how challenging and frustrating a phone call can be. While someone might not yet need a hearing aid, using an amplified phone is an important first step in addressing hearing loss. Thanks to RadioShack, more people have access to amplified phones, which means they can enjoy phone conversations again and can stay engaged with friends and family."

About Clarity - Smart for Seniors™
Clarity, a division of Plantronics (NYSE: PLT), creates smart communication solutions that help seniors live richer, more engaged lives. For more than 40 years, Clarity's innovative products -- such as amplified telephones, notification systems and assistive listening devices -- have helped people with hearing loss, low vision, limited mobility, dexterity issues and other health challenges. Clarity has pioneered many firsts -- from digital sound processing in 2005 to remote-access customer service in 2010. Millions rely on Clarity to communicate at home, at work and throughout their lives. For more information, please visit www.clarityproducts.com or call 1-800-426-3738.



Contact:
Ryan Witherell
615.327.7999
rwitherell@seigenthaler.com





Source: Marketwire


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