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Welcome to Phelan Hearing Center: Our center provides comprehensive hearing care services including complete a Hearing Test, hearing loss rehabilitation, education and counseling.
Our goal is to improve the lives of people with hearing loss through better hearing and quality hearing care services. In order to meet your individual hearing needs, we may refer you for medical treatment, if indicated, or recommend hearing aids or other assistive listening devices, even Waterproof Hearing Aids. We dispense a wide range of hearing technology & Audiological Services including the latest models to suit most every hearing loss, hearing need, lifestyle and budget. Hearing protection and hearing loss prevention are key components of our care. Through consultation on the effects of noise on hearing, community outreach talks, screenings, and the dispensing of hearing protection devices, we strive to educate our patients and the general public on the importance of hearing and how to protect it. we are experts in Audiometer Calibration.
James G. Phelan,
Doctor of Audiology
Dr. James G. Phelan is a native of Beaumont, Texas. He earned his Masters of Science in Audiology in 1984 from Lamar University and his Au.D. doctorate in clinical audiology from the University of Florida in 2001. He is a member of the American Academy of Audiology, Texas Academy of Audiology and is past president of the Texas Academy of Audiology. Dr. Phelan’s professional focus areas are: hearing rehabilitation counseling, fitting and maintenance of hearing aids, and hearing care and conservation in the industrial plants in Beaumont and surrounding areas. Dr. Phelan is married to Dr. Jean F. Andrews, professor of Deaf Studies/Deaf Education at Lamar University and they have four daughters and seven grandchildren.
Doctor of Audiology
Dr. Christy Phelan Simon was raised in Beaumont, Texas where she currently works in her family practice. She graduated from Lamar University in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science degree. She began working at Phelan Hearing Center with her father, Dr. James G. Phelan after obtaining her Masters of Science in Audiology in 2002. She earned her Au.D. Doctorate in clinical audiology in 2009. She is a member of the American Academy of Audiology and the Texas Academy of Audiology. Dr. Simon’s focus areas are: hearing screening of K-8th grade school children, hearing rehabilitation counseling, fitting and maintenance of hearing aids and hearing conservation in the industrial plants in and around the Beaumont area.
Phelan Coffin, Au.D.
Doctor of Audiology
Dr. Brandi Phelan Coffin was born and raised in Beaumont, Texas. She graduated from Lamar University in 2001 with a BS in Speech and hearing Sciences and obtained a Masters of Science in Audiology in 2003. She worked in Houston in a large medical/audiology office for one year where she did neonatal hearing screenings, and provided hearing assessments, hearing aid fittings, and counseling for the geriatric and pediatric populations. She began working at Phelan Hearing Center with her father, James G. Phelan and her sister Christy P. Simon in 2005. She earned her Au.D. doctorate in clinical audiology in 2009. Dr. Coffin is a member of the American Academy of Audiology and the Texas Academy of Audiology. Her professional focus areas are: hearing rehabilitation counseling, fitting and maintenance of hearing aids, and hearing conservation.
Jason B. Simon,
Hearing Aid Specialist
Jason Simon is a native of Beaumont, Texas. He graduated from Lamar University in 1994 with a BA in Applied Arts & Sciences. After college he worked for Men’s Wearhouse for ten years and then in outside sales for two years before becoming licensed by the State of Texas as a hearing aid dispenser. He is the director of Phelan Hearing Center in Nederland, Texas. Mr. Simon’s professional focus areas are: hearing rehabilitation counseling, fitting and maintenance of hearing aids, and hearing care and conservation in the industrial plants in Beaumont and Port Arthur. He is involved in hearing health care in the community by participating in yearly health fairs in and around Beaumont. He is married to Christy Phelan Simon, doctor of audiology at the Beaumont office.
Services Diagnostic Hearing Evaluations
You will also be tested using a series of low & high frequency words to determine your ability to understand verbiage within a conversation. We will also give you several words to repeat. The results will help us determine your percentage of hearing loss, your ability to understand speech and if hearing aids will help you.
Diagnostic Audiologic Evaluations
for Adults & Children
The audiometric evaluation consists of pure tone air and bone conduction and speech testing. Testing pure tones is completed to determine the degree of hearing loss and whether hearing loss is conductive or sensory-neural. We offer Tympanometry with acoustic refelexes that evaluate from middle ear to the hearing ascending pathways to the brain.
Hearing Survey 5 Minute Hearing
Almost Always Half the time Occasionally Never
1. I have a problem hearing over the phone.
2. I have trouble following the conversation when two or more people are talking at the same time.
3. People complain that I turn the TV volume too high.
4. I have to strain to understand conversations.
5. I have trouble hearing conversations in a noisy background such as a party.
6. I miss hearing some common sounds like the phone or doorbell ring.
7. I get confused about where sounds come from.
8. I misunderstand some words in a sentence and need to ask people to repeat themselves.
9. I especially have trouble understanding the speech of women and children.
10. I have worked in noisy environments.
11. Many people mumble when they talk.
12. People get annoyed because I misunderstand what is being said.
13. I misunderstand what others are saying and make inappropriate responses.
14. I avoid social activities because I cannot hear well and fear that I'll reply improperly.
To be answered by a family member
15. Do you think this person has a hearing loss?
16. Do you have a blood relative with hearing loss?
Please fill in the above form. Every answer will help.
Tympanometry is an examination used to test the condition of the middle ear and mobility of the eardrum (tympanic membrane) and the conduction bones, by creating variations of air pressure in the ear canal.
Industrial Hearing Testing
These in-office appointments would include:
Explanation of test results to each employee Counsel on the importance of consistent use of hearing protection in the presence of hazardous noise, both on and off the job.
Hearing Aid Dispensing &
Our philosophy is to provide our patients with the best hearing instruments available based on several factors including lifestyle, the severity of the hearing loss and the impact of the hearing loss on communication. We strive to find the perfect match to help you hear well again. We have access to most hearing aid brands including Siemens, Widex and Resound. We can repair and gain access for software for other brands.
We dispense the following hearing aid brands: Oticon, Resound, Siemens, and Phonak. We may be able to repair and/or reprogram aids by other manufacturers - please ask.
Vendor for the
Specialized Telecommunication Assistance Program
We are providers for the STAP program, which is a voucher program that provides financial assistance for the purchase of specialized assistive equipment or services for individuals whose disability interferes with their ability to access the telephone network.
This Texas based program offers equipment that is free to the qualified resident. Available equipment includes but is not limited to amplified telephones, outgoing voice amplification phones, big button phones, talk back dialed phones, voice dialers, ring signalers, speaker phones, braille TTYs.TTYs, communication devices, two-way paging device, cordless phones and captioned phones.
When hearing aids are not enough or not appropriate we offer devices for the TV, telephone, FM classroom amplification, body aids, and sound alert devices.
In Office Services
We encourage ongoing cleaning and maintenance after your hearing aid purchase to ensure you receive optimum performance and benefit from your hearing aid(s). We encourage all our patients to come in for regular hearing aid check-ups and cleaning.
Repairs, Maintenance, Cleanings, and Warranties come with all brands of hearing aids. We offer in-office repairs when possible on most makes/models.
Custom hearing protection for people who work or play in loud noise or music, industrial hearing protection. Custom earmolds for musicians, hunters, swim molds, iPOD, hands free cell phones and in-the-ear monitor molds.
Audiometer Calibrations Siemens Digital Hearing Aids & Service, Authorized Distributor
No two hearing impairments are the same. So a hearing solution can't be one-size-fits-all. Siemens manufactures one in every five of the world's hearing aids. Every aid is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and offers you more choices of function, feature and style.
Siemens Digital Hearing Aid
Siemens digital hearing aids offer a multitude of benefits to those with hearing loss.
Their family of digital products includes:
iMini sits deep in the ear canal and features FeedbackStopper,
SoundSmoothing, and Speech and Noise Management
Pure: Smallest hearing aid from Siemens. Tiny, discreet, rechargeable. PURE is designed for mild to moderately severe hearing loss in behind-the-ear (BTE) and custom models.
Motion: BTE and Custom Fitted Comfortable, convenient, rechargeable. MOTION is for mild through severe hearing loss in behind-the-ear (BTE) and custom models.
Aquaris: The pool.
The shower. The pouring rain. Siemens Aquaris goes where no other
hearing aid dares and comes out completely unharmed.
That’s because, unlike
others, Aquaris is not only water resistant, it’s truly
waterproof. Proven waterproof.
Most hearing solutions require you to avoid water and moisture,
limiting what you can do. Aquaris shatters these previous
limitations. Its housing shell and battery door are completely
sealed to make sure no water sneaks in, while its revolutionary
membrane provides exceptional water protection. It features a
high-quality, soft-touch lacquered surface, which ensures that your
instruments sit snugly on your ears and prevents them from slipping
off. Aquaris has the
Ingress Protection Rating IP57. This means that it can be
completely submerged in water up to 3 feet for 30 minutes with no
damage to the instrument.
Aquaris also comes with a swimming program that is designed to
provide the highest degree of performance under the most
conditions. A refreshing conversation: 68 decibels.
The optional Sport Clip affixes Aquaris securely to prevent the displacement or loss of your instruments while you’re engaged in active sports.
Aquapac is the ideal place to store your remote control, cell phone, and MP3 player when you’re at the pool or in the garden. With up to 3 feet water pressure resistance, it ensures your devices are well protected.
With its water-repellant, soft-touch surface, Aquaris is resistant to moisture. It efficiently repels perspiration to keep your hearing in top form, making it ideal for people who live in high-humidity climates or engage in sweat-inducing activities.
Aquaris is the ideal solution for individuals such as construction workers, bakers, and farmers who spend a lot of time in dusty environments.
Aquaris is virtually shockproof. It’s the ultra robust hearing solution available for your active lifestyle.
Ultra robust. For unlimited adventure. Siemens Sport Clip Siemens Aquaris
Conventional water-resistant instruments can withstand splashes at most. Aquaris’ unique technology is completely waterproof at a depth of up to 3 feet for 30 minutes. Welded onto the housing using an ultrasonic process, it protects the microphone membrane and helps reduce wind noise.
Microphone cover Waterproof microphone membrane Truly waterproof for up to 3 feet. Nanocoated receiver protection A nanocoated grill in the screw cap stops water from entering. Produced as one complete piece and connected to the battery compartment using a silicone sealant. Bottle housing (no openings) Prevents the entrance of water, yet permits oxygen allowing Aquaris to function optimally with standard zinc air batteries. Waterproof membrane for air exchange Ensures that no water gets inside the instrument or damages the batteries. Sealed battery door Waterproof.* For unlimited spontaneity.
Achieved IP57 rating per IEC 60529 standard. Device can be
completely submerged in water
up to 3 feet for 30 minutes with no damage to the instrument
first truly waterproof hearing aid from Siemens, lets you actively
enjoy every decibel of life to its fullest.
Tek & Mini Tek: Bluetooth wireless technology enables Siemens advanced hearing aids to connect to TV, cell phones and more.
eCharger: No more hassle of changing batteries. Consider a hearing aid recharger for select hearing aids.
ProPocket & ePen: Siemens ProPocket & ePen remote controls help wearers easily operate features and programs on compatible hearing instruments.
The power of Nitro.
power of connectivity.
*Available for Nitro 701 custom (ITC and ITE)
Siemens Nitro gives you back power, and much more. Designed to enrich the lives of people with severe hearing loss, it empowers you, connects you, and accompanies you on your daily adventures. Discover and enjoy every precious decibel of life, every day. From the buzz of Mondays at the office to the harmony of a peaceful Sunday at the park.Nitro has an amazing amount of powerful technology such as feedback cancellation, advanced speechand noise management reduction, and much more.
The latest Nitro hearing aids automatically eliminate whistling. Powerful Nitro automatically adapts to your environment and listening preferences to bring you a more effortless hearing experience. Speech intelligibility and optimum comfort are essential. Having a conversation on a busy street should be easy. With an advanced adaptive directional microphone system, Nitro BTE (Behind-the-Ear) provides better speech understanding even in high noise environments, while SoundSmoothing® softens harsh sounds. Nitro BTE provides physical and hearing comfort. Tek gives you wireless control of all your audio devices. Information today is mobile, always on, and instantaneous. Connect your Nitro BTE hearing aids to your phone, TV, and other gadgets using Siemens Tek®. Then stay informed, entertained, and in touch.The handy Tek® Connect remote slips easily into a pocket or purse for wireless listening on the go. It works with almost all cell phones, Bluetooth® wireless technology-enabled landline phones, TVs, and audio players. Make that call, hear that new song, indulge in your favorite film. Tek Connect makes it all possible. Wirelessly. Seamlessly. Effortlessly
The power of
Looking for a discreet hearing solution? Nitro custom hearing aids pack as much power as possible into
attractive and inconspicuous instruments. So the only thing people notice is that you’re hearing better.New Nitro custom hearing aids offer the ultimate in hearing power with the most advanced feature-rich options. For perfectly tailored listening comfort, all Nitro custom instruments are based on BestSound™ Technology─the new standard in the field of hearing solutions. Nitro custom instruments offer these revolutionary features:FeedbackStopper™Automatically eliminates whistling or feedback before it starts.SoundLearning® 2.0* Automatically adapts to your volume and sound preferences, for each individual listening environment.
History of Phelan Hearing Center Cornelius (Neal) Phelan and his wife, Natalie Phelan, established the Phelan Hearing Center in 1968. The first location was on Pearl Street in downtown Beaumont. Mr. Phelan served hundreds of patients up and down southeast Texas as far north as Jasper and St. Augustine and as far south as Port Arthur and Orange. He traveled to these areas to discuss hearing loss, administer hearing tests and dispense hearing aids. His son, James joined his father and mother’s company. Seeing the need for advanced training and education, Jim enrolled in Lamar’s Masters Program in Audiology and earned his MS in Audiology in 1984. His late brother, Mark, also had earned his Masters in Audiology and joined the family business in 1982. Neil and Natalie Phelan retired in 1993 and turned the business over to Jim and Mark. The Phelan Hearing Center is known for its customer service and dedication to the hearing health of its patients by providing state of the art audiology diagnostics, hearing aids, as well as rehabilitative and counseling services. Jim’s daughters, Christy Simon, Au.D and Brandi Coffin, Au.D, and Christy’s husband Jason Simon joined the family business after receiving education and training to carry on the family tradition of service, hearing products and rehabilitative counseling.
We look forward to meeting you and serving all of your hearing needs.
Siemens Digital Hearing Aids & Service, Authorized Distributor,iMini:Invisible Siemens iMini sits deep in the ear canal and features FeedbackStopper, SoundSmoothing, and Speech and Noise Management.Pure: Smallest hearing aid from Siemens. Tiny, discreet, rechargeable. PURE is designed for mild to moderately severe hearing loss in behind-the-ear (BTE) and custom models. Motion:Custom Fitted Comfortable, convenient, rechargeable. MOTION is for mild through severe hearing loss in behind-the-ear (BTE) and custom models. Aquaris: The first truly waterproof hearing aid from Siemens, lets you actively enjoy every decibel of life to its fullest. Tek & Mini Tek:Bluetooth wireless technology enables Siemens advanced hearing aids to connect to TV, cell phones and more. eCharger: No more hassle of changing batteries. Consider a hearing aid recharger for select hearing aids. ProPocket & ePen: Siemens ProPocket & ePen remote controls help wearers easily operate features and programs on compatible hearing instruments. Hearing Aids, Hearing Test, Hearing Aid Repair, Hearing Loss, Diagnostic Audiologic Evaluations, Audiological Services, Audiometer Calibration, Waterproof Hearing Aids, Hearing Evaluations, Hearing Loss Rehabilitation.
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