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Hearing Aids Tailored To Your Life!

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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

Ear buds are convenient, inexpensive, and ubiquitous: everywhere you look you can see a child, teen or adult using ear buds to privately listen to music or talk on the phone. They are a great way to listen to your own music or entertainment wherever you are.

These little speakers could be damaging your hearing, however. They are essentially tiny speakers in your ears, and when the volume goes up, the noise levels can cause irreversible hearing loss.  Recent studies have shown that 1 in 5 teenagers may already suffer from hearing loss, which is attributed to the widespread use of ear buds.

There are two causes of noise-induced hearing loss: sudden loud noises such as an explosion or a gunshot; or ongoing exposure, such as with loud music or noise in a factory setting. Many children and teens may wear ear buds for hours at a time every day with music playing at high levels.

Since ear buds rest inside of your ear canal, the audio signal is very close to your inner ear, which can boost the noise level by as much as nine decibels. Sound levels more than 85 decibels can result in hearing loss, so this extra nine decibels may push the sound over that limit and begin to damage hearing.

Here are a few ways to guard your hearing while still enjoying your favorite music or entertainment

  • Get tight-fitting earbuds that block out background noise effectively by sealing into your ear. That way you’ll be less tempted to turn up the volume to compensate for other noise.
  • You can even find “custom” ear buds that are made to fit in your ear canal—they have great sound quality and are the best for blocking out background noises.
  • Tell the children and teenagers in your life this information: hearing loss is irreversible, so knowledge is power.
  • Always try to keep the volume level below 60% and listen to earbuds for no more than an hour per day.
  • Wear larger over-the-ear (“earmuff”) earphones with noise-cancelling technology.

Los Gatos Audiology is here to help you protect your hearing and your health. Call today and come in for your yearly hearing exam so you can stay ahead of the curve and protect your hearing, your brain and your health.

We’ve served San Jose and the Bay Area for over 40 years, providing the right solution for Your Life. Your Style.

Los Gatos Audiology 430 Monterey Ave, Ste. 3, Los Gatos, CA 95030

For an appointment please call (408) 354-1312 or visit 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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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
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Thursday - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday - Closed

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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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