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Hearing Aids Tailored To Your Life!

Over 10,000 lives transformed
since 1996 in Silicon Valley

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Hearing Aids Tailored To Your Life!

Over 10,000 lives transformed
since 1996 in Silicon Valley

Balance disorders and dizziness, often caused by inner ear issues, may soon be diagnosed and treated with an MRI magnet.

Researchers at Johns Hopkins discovered in 2011 that an MRI’s magnetic field has a strong pull on the fluid in the inner ear. Build up of fluid in the inner ear can cause dizziness, jerky eye movements, and balance disorders such as Vertigo.

Because of the effect MRI magnets can have on the fluid in the inner ear, researchers are hopeful that they can soon use that “pull” to effectively diagnose and treat inner ear conditions by influencing the pressure and fluids in the inner ear.

Since current testing for inner ear issues can be invasive and uncomfortable, this is good news for sufferers of these conditions.

What Causes Balance Disorders?

It is estimated that 40% of adults will experience at least one episode of dizziness or imbalance severe enough to visit a doctor during a lifetime. A balance disorder may be accompanied by symptoms such as dizziness, spinning, or feelings of vertigo. They may also feel faint or lightheaded, become disoriented, confused, or have blurred vision.

  • Balance disorders can be caused by a variety of factors, including certain medications, issues with the brain or inner ear, or a traumatic head injury.
  • If you begin to feel dizzy and have several episodes, check with your primary care doctor. That doctor may then refer you to a specialist or audiologist for balance testing to further determine the cause of your symptoms.

Tests that may be performed by the specialist or audiologists include:

  • Rotation tests to see how well the inner ear and the eyes work together
  • Computerized Dynamic Posturography (CDP) to measure balance function and motor control in varying environments.
  • MRI or CT scans
  • Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potential (VEMP) can determine if the inner ear’s sensory cells and vestibular nerve are whole and correctly functioning.
  • Electronystagmography (ENT) is a sequence of tests that check involuntary eye movements—this can include recording eye movements as they follow a target and how eyes react to temperature changes near the ear canal.

Hearing tests may also be done to conclude if there is hearing impairment to accompany the dizziness.

If you suspect you have a balance disorder or have been feeling unusually dizzy with multiple episodes, see your doctor or audiologist to see what can be done to remedy the underlying issue.

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Los Gatos Audiology 15899 Los Gatos-Almaden Rd. Suite 8, Los Gatos, CA 95032   www.losgatosaudiology.com

YOUR NEW TOP-RATED & FAVORITE LOS GATOS, CA, AUDIOLOGIST ...

Christine Throm is an excellent audiologist, technologist (she can fix, pair, tweak and whatever else, most hearing aid problems. Others go back to the factory) and on top of the latest developments in her field serving as current President of the California Academy of Audiology. Above all else, she is a caring person who will put your best interests first. Always. You will be pleased

- L. Egherman
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I've been a client of Christine Throm for over 10 years (and 3 moves... you always stay with the best). She is a VERY dedicated professional, she is knowledgeable, and caring. My hearing loss has never been managed more effectively and the she has access to the latest and most advanced technologies. She has personally selected her staff to reflect her own values and high standards. Everyone there is friendly helpful. To top it off, they are now conveniently located adjacent to the "Mission Oaks" campus of Good Sam in a suite of beautiful, "state-of-the-art" offices.She is the GREATEST! Enough said.

- R. Henry Richards
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Dr. Christine Throm was very knowledgeable and thorough. After one visit I understood what my hearing losses are and what I could expect from hearing aids. I have visited other audiologists with poorer results. I will be returning to Los Gatos Audiology.

- B. Naden
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I’ve been a patient of Los Gatos Audiology for several years and am on my second set of hearing aids that have been prescribed here. The staff is always friendly and helpful. Dr. Christine Throm is the best. She’s always takes time to understand any aspect of my personal hearing issues to provide the best care for me. I simply wouldn’t go anywhere else.

- Carl Borbons
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*The reviews listed are from actual patients of Los Gatos Audiology. Individual results may vary. Reviews are not claimed to represent results for everyone.

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Our Los Gatos
Audiology Office
15899 Los Gatos-Almaden Rd. Suite 8
Los Gatos, CA 95032

408.652.8455

Office Hours:
Monday - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday - Closed

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