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Hearing Aids Independence MO

Local resource for hearing aids in Independence. 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.

Hearing Express Laboratory
(816) 478-0200
3010 S State Route 291 Ste P
Independence, MO
 
Miracle Ear
(816) 795-1888
18777 E 39th St S
Independence, MO
 
Miracle Ear
(816) 795-1888
Independence, MO
 
Hear USA
(314) 524-1414
3156 Pershall Rd
Saint Louis, MO
 
Lake Professional Hearing Aid Center
(573) 346-4500
648 N State Highway 5
Camdenton, MO
 
Midwest Ear Nose & Throat Center PC
(816) 478-3008
14480 E 42nd St S
Independence, MO
 
Jackson County Audiology
(816) 373-7900
17020 E US Highway 40
Independence, MO
 
Hearing Express Laboratory
(816) 453-9200
471 E US Highway 69
Kansas City, MO
 
Freideberger Susan M Audiologist
(314) 569-4040
648 N New Ballas Rd
Creve Coeur, MO
 
Hometown Hearing & Audiology
(816) 525-4416
521 SW Market St
Lees Summit, MO
 

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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