Phoenix Hearing Aid




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  1. Yeh Tung says:
    12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Problematic, January 2, 2006
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    Yeh Tung (CA) –
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    Because of arm neck weakness, I have to use a head phone. Although this one is lighter to put in yr pocket than regular cordless phones, its got its own set of problems. Volume adjustment is insufficient; often wish for louder incoming sound. Outgoing sound has feedback and sounds too loud; am getting used to it. the phone is too fat to fit well in hand and easily dropped. Reception on other end is underwater or muffled. Wonder if a boom mike that goes directly in front of the mouth would help;the one that comes with it reaches to the cheek only. Numbers are small and the letters beneath the button are even smaller and more difficult to read. Have had it only 2 weeks; maybe will adjust but am looking for a better alternative. Maybe Plantronics, but it seems to have similair problems though the phone itself is smaller and lighter and fits in hand better. Remember the good old days when you get a phone from the phone company you had no choice but it was perfect and sturdy and lasts for the rest of your life?

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  2. G-Money68 says:
    10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Phone works great – but headset cord frays within 4 months, January 4, 2007
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    G-Money68 (Pasadena, CA USA) –

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    I have purchased 2 of these phones and sent BOTH of them into GN Netcom for replacement within the first 4-6 months. GN Netcom does support their warranty. So I received the 2 GN 7170 phones back within about 2 weeks – they were both returned brand new. And – the exact same problem happened with the 2 new phones, exactly as happened with the first 2 I purchased – the mic & earpiece wires are so small and fragile that they break both inside the rubber insulation and they break through the rubber insulation and shortly thereafter you will loose sound or the microphone or both. It always happened, one within 2 weeks, and one within 1 day. BUT there is a solution: Since the phone has a universal plug for the external headset, you can go buy a heavy-duty headset for around $20 and then the cord/headset/phone combo is quite rugged. In fact, I drop mine all the time, or the cord gets caught on my chair, or the headset gets ripped off my head when I go to shake someone’s hand. But with the heavy-duty headset attached, the phone works great – takes a lickin’ and keeps on tickin’. Other than the wimpy mic/earphone cord, the GN 7170 is actually a great product and there are few other phones that can compete with it out there within its price range. I’ve had one for a couple of years, and one ‘back-up’ ready in case I ever wear the first one out. And I especially like the easily replaceable battery – it is a standard phone battery that is carried by any hardware store for $3.99. As opposed to having to special order a $60 Lithium Ion battery pack from GN Netcom, like on some of their other cordless phones. Good features, hardy phone, hard to beat price, good warranty, bad headset, but can be replaced with another one fairly easily (test the sound output first on the new headset before buying, since quality, volume & optimal operating voltage vary greatly between headset manufacturers).

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