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Hearing Aids Cary NC

Local resource for hearing aids in Cary. 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.

Mann Ear Nose & Throat Clinic
(919) 859-4744
601 Keisler Dr
Cary, NC
 
Miracle-Ear Center
(919) 462-0607
1375 SE Maynard Rd
Cary, NC
 
Best Value Hearing Care Centers
(704) 878-2320
851 N Center St
Statesville, NC
 
Carolina Hearing Center
(704) 487-9100
1180 Wyke Rd
Shelby, NC
 
Miracle Ear Hearing Center
(704) 861-9056
250 N New Hope Rd
Gastonia, NC
 
Cary Audiology Associates Pllc
(919) 467-5929
3701 NW Cary Pkwy
Cary, NC
 
Hatfield-Berrang Hearing
(919) 466-9900
102 Commonwealth Ct
Cary, NC
 
Graystone Ear Nose & Throat Associates PA
(704) 735-2171
1470 E Gaston St
Lincolnton, NC
 
Miracle Ear Center Statesville
(704) 871-0507
1689 E Broad St
Statesville, NC
 
Avada Hearing Care Center
(919) 742-3640
514 E 3rd St
Siler City, NC
 

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...

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