Help and Support for Hearing Loss

and other ear conditions such as tinnitus, Meniere’s disease and hyperacusis. Information on causes of hearing loss. Assistive devices for hearing impaired people.

Hearing Aids Avon Lake OH

Local resource for hearing aids in Avon Lake. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to audiologists, hearing tests, ear, nose and throat doctors, ear specialists and hearing devices, as well as advice and content on hearing loss resources and treatments.

Miracle-Ear Center
(413) 442-9917
Pittsfield, MA
 
Miracle-Ear Center
(941) 485-4327
109 Milan Ave E
Venice, FL
 
Miracle-Ear Center
(931) 372-0002
390 S Lowe Ave
Cookeville, TN
 
Conner Hearing Aid Clinic
(360) 385-3956
1208 Water St
Port Townsend, WA
 
Impression Hearing Aids
(817) 731-8876
Fort Worth, TX
 
Baker Hearing Aid Service
(423) 245-8141
Kingsport, TN
 
North Jersey Ear Nose Throat & Hearing Center PA
(973) 625-1818
16 Pocono Rd Ste 112
Denville, NJ
 
Precision Hearing
(760) 758-8770
2023 W Vista Way Ste J
Vista, CA
 
Goers Barbara MA
(912) 351-3038
5203 Frederick St
Savannah, GA
 
Sears Hearing Aid Center
(607) 797-7272
Oakdale Mall
Johnson City, NY
 

Which Is the Best Cell Phone for a Hard of Hearing Person?

Answers to Your Questions about Hearing Loss Issues  

by Neil Bauman, Ph.D.

A lady asked:

What is the best cell phone for a person with a hearing problem?

That question is impossible to answer because there are so many variables. Many of these variables are subjective—so only you can answer them. It is like asking people, “What is the best tasting food?” You will get all sorts of answers—some might say filet mignon, or angel-food cake or spinach or eggplant—and they would all be right—for that person.

Other variables are more objective—and depend on how you plan to couple the phone output to your ears. Thus, the answer to your question is “It depends…”

It depends on your likes and dislikes.

It depends on whether you wear hearing aids, or want to use the phone with your bare ears.

It depends on the degree of you hearing loss.

It depends on the shape of your hearing loss curve.

It depends on your word recognition (discrimination) scores.

It depends whether you are a techno-geek and like lots of “goodies”, or want a plain simple cell phone.

It depends on whether you need texting capabilities, or just normal phone service.

It depends on whether you are going to be using the phone in noise, or just in quiet places.

It depends on your own personal subjective feelings of what sounds good to you. Phones vary in the quality of their sound.

It depends on what features you need in a cell phone and those you would like to have.

I could go on and on, but I think you get the idea.

Personally, here are the key things I look for in a cell phone.

1. Loud volume (although no phone has the volume I need).

2. Bluetooth connection.

3. Headset jack—hopefully standard 2.5 mm jack.

4. M4/T4 rating.

Items 2 and 3 are necessary if you want to connect your phone to your hearing aids.

Item 4 is necessary so the phone doesn’t cause interference in your hearing aids...

Click here to read more from The Center for Hearing Loss Help