Free phones available Illinois residents with hearing loss Free amplified phones are available through the Illinois Telecommunications Access Corporation program. Qualified individuals must be legal residents of Illinois, have a doctor’s or audiologist’s signature verifying hearing loss and have standard phone service in the residence. There are no age or income restrictions. An open house will be from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 22, at Illinois Valley Center for Independent Living, 18 Gunia Drive, La Salle. Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome. Participants must bring the application and copies of the required paperwork. Call IVCIL at 815-224-3126 for an appointment, to request an application or for more information.