5-Star-Rated Los Gatos, CA, Hearing Care
Learn More About Our Approach to Hearing Treatment & Care at Los Gatos Audiology
Our approach to Los Gatos, CA, hearing care is focused around your life and your personal style. We combine compassionate, personalized care and the most advanced technology to provide you with the best possible hearing care experience. By offering lifestyle consultations, comprehensive evaluations, precision fittings, and ongoing service and support, we deliver truly unique hearing loss rehabilitation with a personal touch you won’t find anywhere else.
1. Los Gatos Audiology Hearing Aid Consultation:
During your initial complimentary consultation, Dr. Throm will review your medical history and ask you a series of questions to gauge your level of hearing loss and problems you may be encountering as a result. She will also take the time to answer any questions you may have before proceeding with diagnostic testing. You will receive a copy of the best-selling book and accompanying CD, ‘Stop Living In Isolation’ by NeuroScientist, Dr. Keith Darrow. In this book, some of the most commonly asked questions about hearing loss are answered as well as advice given for living with hearing loss.
2. Hearing Aids and Treatment Options: The Journey to Improved Speech Understanding
We hear with our brains, not our ears.
NeuroTechnology™, the new generation of hearing loss technology, is designed to treat the cognitive impairments of hearing loss. Unlike traditional hearing aids that are manufactured to simply make things louder, today’s treatment options restore clarity of speech in all listening situations, including rooms with significant background noise. There are several hearing aid options available depending on the results of your hearing assessment.
Today’s hearing aids stimulate the auditory system depending on several factors, including the extent of impairment and the delay in treating hearing loss (e.g. how long have you been living with untreated hearing loss). Treatment begins at the initial appointment and over the first few weeks and months, the patient will go through an adaptive process as their brain becomes accustomed to restored clarity.
3. Adaptation to Your Hearing Aids
In an ideal world, we would begin treatment for each patient on the first day their hearing loss started. However, in the real world, statistics tell us that the majority of patients tend to wait for an average of 7 years before starting hearing treatment.
Stimulation of the auditory system has a positive impact on the entire brain – and needs to be delivered at a conservative pace to ensure a successful treatment. This method of adapting clarity and volume levels within the first few months has been shown to be the most effective treatment rate – with the highest patient satisfaction.
Upon beginning treatment, the patient can look forward to new experiences and new sounds, and can expect to visit the office 2-3 times over the first 30-60 days to dial in on exact sound stimulation levels. While science is the driving force behind our treatment, patient experience and feedback help guide the process and ensure the best results.
Understanding the adaptive process of the brain is the basis for our comprehensive training program that encompasses total auditory rehabilitation and active, engaged living for our patients. As your hearing diminished over time, so did your brain’s ability to orient, localize, and focus on the speech sounds you want to hear. Think of this stage of treatment as the “physical therapy” for your ears.
Our comprehensive Los Gatos, CA, hearing care will help you think faster, focus better, and remember more of what you hear.
4. Scientific Verification of Improved Hearing Ability
It’s critical that treatment is scientifically verified and validated. ‘Real-ear’ measurements provide a method to objectively assess the accuracy and stimulation levels of hearing aids when placed in the patient’s ear. Real-ear measurements are considered the “gold standard” method for achieving proper clarity and stimulation.
5. Ongoing Relationship and Personalization of Hearing Needs
Your hearing needs continue to change throughout life, so we value our ongoing relationship with patients. We commit to working with each patient for many years to come. Our comprehensive treatment program includes patient education and counseling, service, cleanings, supplies, annual hearing assessments, and ongoing support. When you work with our practice you have a partner in enhanced hearing and improved quality of life and we will always look forward to seeing you whenever you need our help. We are here for you!