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Hearing Aids Norwalk CT

Local resource for hearing aids in Norwalk. 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.

Norwalk Hearing Aid Centre
(203) 853-4771
70 Van Zant St
Norwalk, CT
Andrew J Parker MD
(203) 866-8121
124 East Ave
Norwalk, CT
Miracle Ear
(203) 847-4021
345 Main Ave
Norwalk, CT
Vaughn M Dunn MD PC
(203) 866-8121
148 East Ave Ste 2I
Norwalk, CT
Beltone Hearing Aid Center
(860) 584-8425
281 N Main St
Bristol, CT
Audiology of Norwalk
(203) 845-2196
40 Cross St
Norwalk, CT
(203) 853-4771
70 Van Zant St
Norwalk, CT
Rehabilitation Services of Norwalk Hospital
(203) 852-2495
34 Maple St
Norwalk, CT
Vasile Linda MD
(860) 426-9181
710 Main St
Plantsville, CT
Hearing Center of Enfield Llc
(860) 763-3271
145 Hazard Ave
Enfield, 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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