NEW METHODS FOR TESTING HEARING LOSS - Los Gatos Audiology
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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

Do you think you could have hearing loss? If so, it is a good idea to visit your local audiologist for a hearing evaluation. This will tell you if there is any hearing loss present, and how advanced it is.

If this will be your first recent hearing test, you may want to know what to expect. There are a few ways to test for hearing loss. Here is a brief overview; and don’t worry: no matter which one you choose it is and easy, painless exam!

A Quick Audible Test
The Whisper Test: the doctor asks you to cover one ear and will then whisper near the other ear. This is a quick indication whether or not you have hearing in that ear. Though subjective test can give the doctor an idea of where to begin with other tests.

A Physical Examination
If you are getting a yearly health check-up, your family doctor may offer a hearing screening. This physical evaluation may include looking in your ear or speaking to you normally from different angles to see how you respond.

Using an Audiometer
An audiometer is a more accurate, objective way to examine hearing. Your audiologist may ask you to wear headphones. Sounds will then be isolated to the right or left ear. The sound will then repeat at different volume levels to test your hearing ability.

Using Tuning Forks
Metal tuning forks produce a tune when they are hit together. Tuning forks offer doctors a quick way to test overall hearing loss and pinpoint where damage is.

If your hearing loss is temporary, treatment will depend on the reason. There may be a physical blockage like ear wax, or it could be a structural abnormality in your ear. In these cases, the doctor may be able to fix it. More severe structural issues may require surgery to correct the issue and reestablish normal hearing.

Sometimes there is an issue with the inner ear. In this case cochlear implants might be an option. The risks and benefits can be explained to you by your doctor if this is the best option for you.

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The information provided in this article is not meant to be medical advice and is for educational purposes only. If you would like to learn more about this and other topics related to audiology, feel free to contact Los Gatos Audiology, with a convenient hearing center located in Los Gatos, CA, by clicking here or by calling 408.703.0772.

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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

408-354-1312

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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