Hearing Aid Devices in Saratoga, CA
Experience Our Real-Ear Fitting Technique at Los Gatos Audiology
If you are looking for hearing aid devices in Saratoga, CA, you can count on a truly personalized experience when you visit Los Gatos Audiology. Our specialists want your hearing aid experience to be refined for your best hearing clarity, physical comfort, and cognitive function.
Why a Customized Hearing Aid is Important
The manufacturer-recommended settings for hearing aids are issued with the average hearing aid user – and average ear acoustics – in mind. This means that an average degree of hearing loss is addressed in the hearing aid software settings when they leave the factory. While these standard settings may satisfy the needs of many hearing aid users, they also often miss the mark because they do not consider the very personal hearing situation and individual ear acoustics of each patient.
That’s why at Los Gatos Audiology we offer custom-fit hearing aid services for our patients. When you visit our office, we carefully evaluate your hearing needs and perform hearing aid adjustments to fit your unique needs. We also perform a systematic program of probe-microphone testing and verification, where your individualized optimum settings can be established with our Verifit2 technology by Audioscan.
What Is Different About The Prescriptive Method?
When hearing devices are shipped from a manufacturer, the software settings are established with no specific users involved, i.e., the software settings are designed to be most advantageous for the proprietary construction of the hearing device.
When audiologists fit hearing aids to patients, the factory setting is changed, but usually to a setting at the doctor’s discretion, or at a setting typical for new hearing-loss patients. In effect, no real-ear testing or verification takes place in either of these supposedly prescriptive methods. However, at Los Gatos Audiology we go one step further than most.
Receive Real-Ear Measurements for Your Hearing Aid Devices in Saratoga, CA
Real-ear probe-microphone verification can play a huge role in establishing precise settings that are most beneficial to the specific wearer of a hearing device. The tremendous advantage of real-ear measurements is that it allows our specialist to evaluate your hearing while you are actually wearing the device.
The first step in the real-ear method is to actually measure the size and shape of your ear canal so that we know the acoustic parameters we are working with. Then, using a small microphone inserted in the ear canal, our specialist introduces a sound which is detected by the microphone, and that sound detection is compared to what the microphone senses without the hearing aid in place. From this comparison, through repetition and trial and error, the most useful software setting can be selected to fit your specific degree of hearing loss.
Schedule Your FREE Hearing Consultation Today
Click the link below to schedule your complimentary Los Gatos Audiology Hearing Consultation, and find out for yourself what a difference Real-World hearing customization can make. The journey to your best hearing experience begins today!
As one of the premier audiology practices in Los Gatos, CA, our team at Los Gatos Audiology also provides 5-star-rated hearing services to patients from Saratoga, San Jose, Campbell & Morgan Hill, CA, and surrounding areas.