We bought this phone for pour Uncle John. He is very hard of hearing and he had purchased a few phones at Department stores that just didn't help. He CAN hear this Clarity phone ring and he CAN hear amplified conversations. He is very happy with it.
I wanted a phone with an answering machine, which these do not have. I had to buy another phone with one. Also, at times, I have a problem understanding the person on the other end. Other than these two things it is satisfactory.