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Hearing Aids Franklin TN

Local resource for hearing aids in Franklin. 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.

Beltone
(615) 771-8240
4085 Mallory Ln Ste 108
Franklin, TN
 
Miracle-Ear Center
(615) 794-7178
1143 Columbia Ave
Franklin, TN
 
Speech & Hearing Center
(423) 622-6900
600 N Holtzclaw Ave
Chattanooga, TN
 
University of Tennessee
(865) 974-5453
Knoxville, TN
 
Rutherford Karen Ms Ccc-A
(865) 632-5999
500 Baptist Medical Towe
Knoxville, TN
 
Amplifon Hearing Aid Centers
(615) 771-2193
3600 Mallory Ln
Franklin, TN
 
Hearing Services of Tenn
(615) 591-6410
100 Covey Dr Ste 302
Franklin, TN
 
Tn Hearing Instrument Specialists
(615) 832-8822
2803 Foster Ave
Nashville, TN
 
A+ Livingston Hearing Aid Service
(423) 727-4161
2007 S Shady St
Mountain City, TN
 
Beltone Hearing Aid Center
(615) 868-9877
1716 Gallatin Pike N
Madison, TN
 

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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