SOURCE: Clarity


April 22, 2011 13:40 ET

This Mother's Day, Calling Mom Doesn't Have to Be a Pain

Give a Helpful Mother's Day Gift During Arthritis Awareness Month: Clarity's Arthritis Foundation-Approved D613 Amplified Phone at RadioShack

CHATTANOOGA, TN--(Marketwire - Apr 22, 2011) - Older moms may rest assured that they can have a painless conversation this Mother's Day with the D613 cordless amplified telephone created by Clarity, a division of Plantronics (NYSE: PLT). As one of the first phones approved by the Arthritis Foundation's Ease of Use Program, the Clarity D613 cordless amplified telephone is not only designed for people with hearing loss, it is user-friendly to those who suffer from the most common disability in the United States: arthritis.

The Center for Disease Control estimates that in recent years, 50% of adults 65 years or older reported an arthritis diagnosis. For these parents, a traditional phone is not only cumbersome, but may also prove an insufficient means to hear the voice of loved ones.

The D613 is specially designed with a lightweight, ergonomic handset and large, soft-touch buttons. The phone's 30 decibels of amplification is especially helpful for seniors, who may suffer from both hearing loss and arthritis.

May 8th is not only Mother's Day, but it also falls during Arthritis Awareness Month. To honor moms across the country, RadioShack is offering the Clarity D613 for a discounted price of $69.99 during the week prior to Mother's Day at stores across the United States or online at

Clarity is the leading manufacturer of amplified telephones and specializes in technology geared for seniors with helpful features and functionality for age-related disabilities.

"The sound of a son or daughter's voice is the perfect gift for any mother," said Carsten Trads, president of Clarity. "The Clarity D613 ensures that this experience can be as enjoyable as possible, without exacerbating the pain associated with arthritis or causing frustration by a conversation continually punctuated with 'can you repeat that?'"

For more information about Clarity and its products call 1-800-426-3738 or visit

About Clarity
Established in 1969, Clarity is a leading supplier of amplified telephones, notification systems, assistive listening devices and other communications devices for those with hearing loss. A leader in sound amplification, Clarity's patented technologies, Clarity® Power™ and Digital Clarity Power™, provide customized solutions for customers who otherwise could not communicate easily and effectively with the outside world. As more people begin to address their hearing needs, Clarity will continue to provide effective technologies that are simple and easy to use. For more information about Clarity and its products, please call 1-800-426-3738 or visit