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.