Clarity Donates TTY Devices to Chattanooga-Hamilton County Bicentennial Library and its Branches

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Text telephones will help better serve counties’ patrons affected by hearing loss.

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We greatly appreciate Clarity’s generosity and their support of the library and the community.

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Clarity®,a division of Plantronics, Inc. (NYSE: PLT) and the nation’s leading supplier of amplified telephones and other communications devices for the hearing impaired, recently donated TTY devices to the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Bicentennial Library and its branches.

A TTY, short for text telephone, is a special device that allows people who are deaf, have suffered hearing loss, or have a speech impairment to communicate via a standard telephone line. Messages are typed back and forth and viewed on a text screen.

“This is the first time our hearing impaired branch patrons have had access to this important service,” said Andria Davis, Community Relations Coordinator of the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Bicentennial Library. “We greatly appreciate Clarity’s generosity and their support of the library and the community.”

A TTY was donated to each of the following four local branches: Eastgate, Northgate, South Chattanooga and Ooltewah/Collegedale. Two TTY’s were made available at the library’s main branch.

“Clarity is dedicated to the improvement and enrichment of the lives of those suffering from hearing loss, as well as those who are Deaf,” said Carsten Trads, president of Clarity. “Since Clarity is based in Chattanooga, it seems right for our outreach to start here at home.”

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 1-800-426-3738 or visit

About Plantronics®

In 1969, a Plantronics headset carried the historic first words from the moon: “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” Since then, Plantronics has become the headset of choice for mission-critical applications such as air traffic control, 911 dispatch, and the New York Stock Exchange. Today, this history of Sound Innovation™ is the basis for every product we build for the office, contact center, personal mobile, entertainment and residential markets. The Plantronics family of brands includes Plantronics, Altec Lansing, Clarity, and Volume Logic. For more information, go to or call (800) 544-4660.

Altec Lansing, Amplifying Your Life, Clarity, Clarity Power, Digital Clarity Power, the logo design, Plantronics, Sound Innovation, and Volume Logic are trademarks or registered trademarks of Plantronics, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


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