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Blue ClarityLogic Button: press the blue button for direct access to a
Customer Care Representative.
Memory Buttons (M1-M10 and Emergency): for saved numbers (see MEMORY
STORAGE section for details).
SPKR (Speaker) Button: press SPKR to engage the speakerphone function;
press again to turn the feature off.
FLASH Button: use this button to engage the Call Waiting Caller ID functions
(feature provided by local phone company).
VOLUME Slider: move to right or left in order to increase or decrease the
volume of the incoming voice.
BOOST/OSA Button: press BOOST to engage the extra ampliﬁcation. In
BOOST OFF mode, the phone has a volume range of up to 16dB of ampliﬁcation.
In BOOST ON mode, the phone has a volume range of up to 50dB of ampliﬁcation.
When active, the BOOST button is backlit. Press BOOST again to turn off the
extra ampliﬁcation. Press and hold the button for three seconds to engage the OSA
function (to enhance the level of your voice). See OSA section for details.
NOTE: When OSA is enabled, the light at the top of the phone turns orange when
the phone is engaged in a call.
TONE Switch: use this switch to pick one of the four tone settings available.
RD/P (Redial/Pause) Button: use this button to redial the last number dialed (up
to 32 digits). When in programming mode, press this button to insert a two second
HOLD/PROGRAM Button: during a call, use this button to put the call
on hold; press the button again to release the call from hold. Use this button
to program the memory keys during idle state or during a call. (See MEMORY
STORAGE section for details.)
Low Battery Indicator: light turns on when the backup batteries are low.
Visual Ringer Lights: lights turn on and off when the phone rings.
Missed Call Light: light turns on when there was an unanswered call. (Active
when Missed Call switch is ON - located on bottom of phone.)
Voice Mail/Ringer/OSA Light: a. Light turns on GREEN when there is a
voicemail left with your voicemail feature (from local phone company). b. Light
turns RED when the ringer switch is in the OFF position. c. Light turns ORANGE
when the OSA feature is active.
(Ringer) TONE: press this button to choose the desired incoming ring tonality.
Choose one of the six available ring tones to select the most favorable ringer.
(Ringer) Volume +/-: press the keys to increase/decrease the volume of the
(Ringer) ON/OFF switch: use this switch to turn the ringer on or off. When
the switch is set to OFF, the light at the top of the phone lights up RED.
Headset Port: insert a standard headset (2.5mm plug) to use instead of
Outgoing Speech Ampliﬁcation (OSA) Switch: use the switch to set the
level of the outgoing speech ampliﬁcation level. To enable/disable the OSA switch,
press and hold the BOOST/OSA button for three seconds (see OSA section).
Neckloop Port: insert a standard neckloop (mono, 3.5mm plug) to use with
your T-coil equipped hearing aid. We recommend the Clarity CE30 neckloop.
Boost Override Switch: set to ON if you wish for the BOOST function to be
enabled at the beginning of all calls.
Missed Call Switch: set to ON if you wish to have the Missed Call light
Voice Mail Switch: set to ON if you wish for the light at the top of the
phone to turn GREEN when you have voicemail (service from your phone service
Tone/Pulse Switch: set this switch to the desired dialing method.
Talk Keypad Switch: set to ON if you wish to hear the numeric keys pressed
during dialing - both in handset and speakerphone modes. NOTE: “star” and
“pound” keys are not part of this feature.
BEDSHAKER Port: insert the optional bedshaker (sold separately). It will
vibrate to indicate incoming rings.
LINE Port: see INSTALLING YOUR XL40D section.
POWER Port (9V,500mA): see INSTALLING YOUR XL40D section.
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Install the backup batteries (optional) by removing the battery cover as shown
in Figure 1. Connect your telephone as shown in Figure 2.
Connect one end of the phone cord into the (square) LINE port on
the back of the phone; connect the other end of the phone cord into your wall
Connect one end of the (curly) handset cord into the handset jack on
the left side of your base; connect the other end of the handset cord into the
bottom of the handset. Place handset in cradle.
Connect the DC adapter cord into the (round) DC 9V 500mA port
on the back of your phone; plug the adapter into your wall’s electrical outlet.
When ﬁnished, lift handset to test. If you hear a dial tone, your telephone is
ready for use. If not, check all connections again.
FEATURE LIST & OVERVIEW
WALL MOUNTING YOUR XL40D
1. Pull the handset hook out of the base and reverse its position so that
the hook points up and will hold the handset when you hang up. See
2. Plug one end of the short ﬂat telephone line cord into the jack
marked LINE located on the back of the telephone. Then run the
cord through the groove on the back of the phone. Insert the tabs of
the mounting bracket into the slots in the back of the phone. Push the
mounting bracket in and down ﬁrmly until it snaps into place. Consult
3. Plug the ﬂat telephone line cord into the wall plate jack, then align the
mounting bracket’s keyhole slots with the wall plate studs and slide the
base of the phone downward to secure it on the wall. See Figure 5.
INSTALLING YOUR XL40D
Remove battery cover
using a thin object (like
the tip of a pen) to push
down the tab shown by
the arrow above.
BOOST FUNCTION - AMPLIFY INCOMING
1. Press and hold the desired memory location (M1-M10 and
Emergency) to store the number. The phone will beep to
conﬁrm you are in memory programming mode. See Figure 10.
2. Enter the telephone number you wish to store (up to 31
digits). If no button is pressed within 30 seconds, the phone will
time out and go back to idle or talk mode.
3. Press the HOLD/PROGRAM button to save the desired
number. The phone will beep to conﬁrm the number has been
saved. See Figure 11.
4. To change a Memory location, reprogram using the same
procedure with the button to be changed.
1. While on a call, press the BOOST button to engage the
ampliﬁer. The XL40D has a BOOST button that controls the
loudness of the receiver. See Figure 6. Once the BOOST button
is pressed, an extra level of ampliﬁcation is added over the entire
range of the Volume Control. During a call, the BOOST button can
toggle the Clarity Power function on or off according to the user’s
needs. The BOOST button will reset automatically every time the
phone is hung up for at least ﬁve seconds. The BOOST light will
illuminate (blue) while the BOOST function is activated.
Warning: Volume may be at a high level. To protect
hearing, lower the Clarity Power Volume Control before
using the phone.
2. Adjust the VOLUME slider to achieve the desired sound
level (up to 50dB of ampliﬁcation). The Clarity Power Volume
Control adjusts the level of volume in the handset both in Boost or
non-Boost modes. The volume dial provides up to 16dB of volume
before the BOOST button is activated. Once the BOOST button is
pressed, the XL40D will provide up to 50dB of gain. See Figure 7.
3. Adjusting the TONE switch allows you to customize your
hearing experience. Since we all have different hearing preferences,
we suggest exploring each setting to ﬁnd the one most comfortable
for you. These four settings, along with our volume ampliﬁcation, are
part of the Digital Clarity Power (DCP™) technology. See Figure 8.
The available settings are:
1- Low frequency emphasis: best used to hear low pitched
2 - Flat frequency response: best for hearing aid users;
3 - Clarity Power/High frequency emphasis response: best
used to hear high frequency sounds;
4 - Multi Band Compression with high frequency emphasis
response: best setting for speech intelligibility.
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NOTE: Boost button is not active in speakerphone mode.
On the bottom of the XL40D, there is a Boost Override switch.
When this is set to ON the Boost function is automatically enabled
every time the phone is picked up. In standard use, when the Boost
Override switch is set to OFF, the Boost function will turn off after
the phone is hung up. Setting this switch to ON is suggested if all the
users of the phone need the ampliﬁcation. Setting this switch to OFF
is useful when people with varying hearing ability use the phone. See
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To dial the saved numbers:
1. In handset mode, lift the handset and press the appropriate
2. In speakerphone mode, press the appropriate memory button
with the handset in the cradle.
WARNING: VOLUME MAY BE LOUD.
PROCEED WITH CARE.
If there is a power outage, the XL40D will maintain its full ampliﬁcation
for up to 48 hours with four AA alkaline backup batteries (not included).
The phone operates as a regular phone if there is no power or backup
batteries. In this case, the indicator lights, the loud ringer, the lighted
keypad and the ampliﬁcation will be disabled; you will still be able to
make and receive phone calls, but the extra ampliﬁcation will not be
enganged. We recommend installing batteries if you live in an area with
frequent power outages.
Ampliﬁed dB Level: 50dB/124 dBSPL
Tone control range: From 300 to 3000Hz using one slide control
Size: 9 1/2” x 7” x 3 1/4” (24.13cm x 17.78cm x 8.25cm)
Weight: 2.52 lbs. (1.14 kg)
DC Adapter: 9VDC, 500 mA
Batteries: 4 AA alkaline batteries (not included)
FEATURE LIST & OVERVIEW
OUTGOING SPEECH AMPLIFICATION (OSA)
This function ampliﬁes your speech so it becomes louder to the
person on the other end of the call. To enable this function, press and
hold the BOOST/OSA button for three seconds (see Figure 12).
The phone beeps; the function can be enabled/disabled while on a
phone call or in standby mode.
To verify the function is active, lift the handset and check the light at
the top of the phone. If the light is ORANGE, the function is active. To
adjust the level of ampliﬁcation for your voice, use the switch on the
side of the phone labeled “Outgoing Speech Ampliﬁcation” (OSA). You
can choose between three levels: Low, Med and High (see Figure 13).
To return to the default setting for your voice volume level, press and
hold the BOOST/OSA button again for three seconds. You will hear
a beep conﬁrming that the function is disabled. To verify, the light at
the top of the phone should not be orange when you are on a call.
NOTE: In order to experience the best audio quality for both parties
during a call, we recommend you turn on this function only if your
voice is too quiet. OSA is not active in speakerphone mode.
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When using your telephone equipment, basic safety precautions
should always be followed to reduce the risk of ﬁre, electric shock
and injury to persons, including the following:
1. Read and understand all instructions.
2. Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the telephone.
3. Do not use this telephone near a bathtub, wash basin, kitchen sink
or laundry tub, in a wet basement, near a swimming pool or anywhere
else there is water.
4. Avoid using a telephone (other than a cordless type) during a
storm. There may be a remote risk of electrical shock from lightning.
5. Do not use the telephone to report a gas leak in the vicinity of the
6. Unplug this telephone from the wall outlets before cleaning. Do not
use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners on the telephone. Use a damp
cloth for cleaning.
7. Place this telephone on a stable surface. Serious damage and/or
injury may result if the telephone falls.
8. Do not cover the slots and openings on this telephone. This
telephone should never be placed near or over a radiator or heat
register. This telephone should not be placed in a built-in installation
unless proper ventilation is provided.
9. Operate this telephone using the electrical voltage as stated on the
base unit or the owner’s manual. If you are not sure of the voltage in
your home, consult your dealer or local power company.
10. Do not place anything on the power cord. Install the telephone
where no one will step or trip on the cord.
11. Do not overload wall outlets or extension cords as this can
increase the risk of ﬁre or electrical shock.
12. Never push any objects through the slots in the telephone. They
can touch dangerous voltage points or short out parts that could
result in a risk of ﬁre or electrical shock. Never spill liquid of any kind
on the telephone.
13. To reduce the risk of electrical shock, do not take this phone
apart. Opening or removing covers may expose you to dangerous
voltages or other risks. Incorrect reassembly can cause electric shock
when the appliance is subsequently used.
14. Unplug this product from the wall outlet and refer servicing to the
manufacturer under the following conditions: when the power supply
cord or plug is frayed or damaged; if liquid has been spilled into the
product; if the telephone has been exposed to rain or water; if the
telephone has been dropped or the case has been damaged; if the
telephone exhibits a distinct change in performance; if the telephone
does not operate normally by following the operating instructions.
Adjust only those controls that are covered by the operating
instructions. Improper adjustment may require extensive work by a
qualiﬁed technician to restore the telephone to normal operation.
15. Never install telephone wiring during a lightning storm.
16. Never install telephone jacks in wet locations unless the jack is
speciﬁcally designed for wet locations.
17. Never touch uninsulated telephone wires or terminals unless the
telephone line has been disconnected at the network interface.
18. Use caution when installing or modifying telephone lines.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
BATTERY SAFETY INFORMATION
Dispose of used batteries according to the instructions.
1. Do not dispose of the battery in a ﬁre as it may explode. Check
with local codes for possible special disposal instructions.
2. Do not open or mutilate the battery. Released electrolyte is
corrosive and may cause damage to the eyes and skin. Additionally, it
may be toxic if swallowed.
3. Exercise care in handling batteries in order not to short the
battery with conducting materials such as rings, bracelets and keys.
The battery or conduction material may overheat and cause burns.