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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

What is Tinnitus?

Tinnitus refers to a ringing in the ears when no other sound is present. Tinnitus can sound like hissing, roaring, pulsing, whooshing, chirping, whistling, or clicking. Have you experienced ringing in the ears? You’re not alone. Almost everyone at one time or another has experienced brief periods of mild ringing or other sounds in the ear.

What Causes Tinnitus?

One of the main causes for tinnitus may be due to noise exposure – for example machinery or amplified music. Also, aging, head injuries, and even medications can be a factor. For some, it’s a minor annoyance, and for others, it can result in serious issues, such as sleep disruption, inability to concentrate, employment challenges, or depression. In addition to noise exposure, tinnitus can be caused by head injury, hypertension, and stress. Knowing more about the causes of tinnitus can be a great relief. You can take charge by anticipating, preventing, and changing situations that make your tinnitus worse.

How Can Tinnitus Be Treated?

The first step to relief is having your hearing evaluated by your audiologist. Since tinnitus can be associated with a number of hearing-related conditions, a hearing evaluation can help provide information about the cause and treatment options for you. Tinnitus management can include biofeedback, hypnosis, electrical stimulation, relaxation therapy, counseling, habituation therapies, tinnitus maskers, or sound machines.

Other methods of home therapy include the use of sound machines, fish tanks, fans, low-volume music, and indoor waterfalls. Today there are even applications for portable media players (iPod or MP3 players) that offer a variety of masking sounds that may reduce the annoyance of tinnitus. If you are currently wearing hearing aids, there are adjustments that can be made to improve tinnitus.

How Can I Take Control?

Tinnitus can be stressful because it can be difficult to describe, predict, and manage. Self-help groups are available in many communities for sharing information and coping strategies for living with tinnitus. Often a self-help group or counseling from your audiologist can promote feelings of hope and control. Members of the group share strategies they have found successful in dealing with their tinnitus. With support and a community, people with tinnitus usually find that they can cope.

If you have any further questions regarding tinnitus, contact us at Los Gatos Audiology. We’ve served the Bay Area for over 40 years to provide the right solution for Your Life. Your Style.

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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
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408.652.8455

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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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