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Hearing Aids Irving TX

Local resource for hearing aids in Irving. 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 Hearing Care Center
(972) 871-2045
2912 N MacArthur Blvd
Irving, TX
West Texas Rehabilitation Center
(325) 793-3421
Abilene, TX
Wayne Fenton Insurance Services
(281) 820-9393
350 N Sam Houston Pkwy E
Houston, TX
Livingston Audiology & Hearing Aid Centers
(806) 363-1751
711 S 25 Mile Ave
Hereford, TX
Newsound Hearing Center
(512) 847-3350
14306 Ranch Road 12
Wimberley, TX
Miracle Ear Hearing Center
(972) 251-4327
1425 N O Connor Rd
Irving, TX
Houston Ear Nose & Throat Hearing Aid Center
(281) 649-7070
7777 Southwest Fwy
Houston, TX
High Plains Hearing Aid Center
(806) 665-6246
100 N Cuyler St Ste 103
Pampa, TX
Sears Hearing Aid Center
(817) 595-5266
7000 NE Mall
Hurst, TX
Mid-Tex Hearing Aid
(817) 579-2662
510 E Highway 377
Granbury, TX

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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