SoundBytes Offers New Phone Designed to Help Thousands Remain Connected to Friends and Family

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New product from SoundBytes provides a welcome lifeline for those facing Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, hearing loss and other limiting conditions.

SoundBytes, a catalog, web and retail-based company that specializes in providing assistive equipment for Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals and the agencies that serve them, today announced the upcoming release of the new Clarity® P400™ amplified corded telephone. In addition to Clarity® Power™ -- which makes phone conversations not only louder, but also clearer -- the P400’s PicturePerfect Dialing™ feature allows a pre-programmed number to be dialed with a single touch to an inset photo of a family member, doctor or friend. The phone will be available September 6th, 2006.

"There are many challenges a person faces as they age", said Michael Abramowitz, Managing Director of SoundBytes. "At SoundBytes, we are happy to provide solutions that may help improve an individual’s quality of life for many years to come. With the Clarity P400, we have an opportunity to positively impact the lives of those who face hearing loss, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other limiting conditions."

The Clarity P400 also features an extra loud ring indicator, large buttons and amplification up to 26dB. The P400 is ideal for those who experience a mild to moderate hearing loss or other factors that may limit a person’s ability to comfortably use a telephone.

About SoundBytes®

SoundBytes® an affiliate company of independent living aids, inc. (ila) offers amplified telephones, TTYs, FM systems, household notification systems, hearing aid batteries, maintenance equipment, and other assisted living and communication products. Soundbytes is proud to be partnered with the League for the Hard of Hearing, one of the first and foremost not-for-profit services in the world for people with hearing loss and operates stores inside their offices in New York City and Ft. Lauderdale Florida.

About Clarity®

Clarity®, a Division of Plantronics Inc. (NYSE:PLT), is a leading supplier of amplified telephones, notification systems, assistive listening devices and other communications devices for the hearing loss and deaf markets. 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. The company began in 1969 as a telecommunications manufacturer, and was acquired in 1986 by Plantronics, Inc., a leading provider of headsets to business and individual consumers worldwide. For more information about Clarity and its products, please call 1-800-552-3368 or visit


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