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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

The many and varied benefits of hearing aids are well known. At Los Gatos Audiology & Hearing Aid Center, Dr. Christine Throm and her team of audiology professionals have dedicated their professional lives to spreading the word about how these remarkable pieces of technology can improve the lives of both the hearing impaired and their loved ones.

Now it turns out that hearing aids may also help to improve the balance of people who wear them.

According to the results of a study published in the journal The Larynogoscope, the information contained in sound, apart from the balance system contained within the inner ear, may contribute to a person’s ability to maintain balance. Therefore, the ability to hear well is directly correlated with the ability to maintain balance. A hearing aid would thus help to reduce the risk of falls among the elderly.

Although the study was small, involving only fourteen people aged 65 to 91, it is the first to present evidence that sound information is directly responsible for balance. Each of the study participants had hearing loss and had been wearing hearing aids in both ears for at least three months. They completed two tests of their balance, each with and without their hearing aids. All of the patients performed appreciably better with their hearing aids.

“We don’t think it’s just that wearing hearing aids makes the person more alert,” claimed lead study author Timothy E. Hullar, M.D., professor of otolaryngology at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. “The participants appeared to be using the sound information coming through their hearing aids as auditory reference points or landmarks to help maintain balance.”

It is worth noting that many of the study participants did not realize they had performed better with the hearing aids than without. However, most did notice a difference.

The researchers acknowledged that this small study is far from conclusive and is really just a precursor to a much larger, and very necessary, study.

“Obviously,” Hullar stated, “it needs to be repeated in a much larger study, and we’re seeking funding to do that.”
Even if the connection between hearing and balance is still not perfectly understood, the connection between being fully aware of your surroundings and balance is. Having your senses functioning at optimal capacity will help you maintain your balance, and if you are hearing impaired, a modern, technologically advanced hearing aid can help you achieve just that.

If you would like to learn more about your hearing aid options, please contact Los Gatos Audiology & Hearing Aid Center, serving the entire Bay Area, today.

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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