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Hearing Aids New Haven CT

Local resource for hearing aids in New Haven. 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 & Balance Center of Yale
(203) 785-2593
800 Howard Ave
New Haven, CT
Rehabilitation Services of Norwalk Hospital
(203) 852-2495
34 Maple St
Norwalk, CT
A & A Hearing Aid Center
(203) 348-2271
29 Hoyt St
Stamford, CT
Beltone New England
(203) 268-9619
925 White Plains Rd
Trumbull, CT
Lawrence & Memorial Medical Office Bldg. In Old Saybrook
(860) 388-5881
633 Middlesex Tpke
Old Saybrook, CT
Zenith Omni Hearing Centers
(203) 624-9857
111 Park St
New Haven, CT
Miracle Ear At Sears
(860) 443-7500
850 Hartford Tpke
Waterford, CT
Sound Hearing Aid Services
(203) 227-5387
27 Hiawatha Lane Ext
Westport, CT
Hear True Hearing Centers
(860) 582-6201
461 N Main St
Bristol, CT
Driscoll's Hearing Aid Sales & Svce
(860) 443-8366
316 Boston Post Rd
Waterford, CT

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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