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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

Since televisions became commonplace in American homes in the late 1950s, gathering around the TV in the evenings has been one of this nation’s great family pastimes. Young and old sit together watching their favorite shows, munching on snacks and sharing an hour or two of entertainment before bedtime. It may not be a scene to which everyone can relate, but for many families, it conjures up feelings of warmth and bliss.

But for approximately one out of every ten families, it also conjures up memories of disputes over the volume of the television. This is because one out every ten families has such disputes, and they are usually caused by at least one of the family members struggling with hearing loss.

Thanks to researchers at the University of Southampton, however, such disputes may one day be a thing of the past

Finding the “Hot Spot”

Marcos Simón, a researcher at the University of Southampton’s Institute of Sound and Vibration Research center, invented a system of loudspeaker arrays that produce a highly specific “hot spot” within a room where sound concentrates. The audio level of the sound signal boosts in this hot spot, but sounds normal elsewhere in the room.

According to Simón, the purpose of the sound system is to compensate for the hearing loss of the average 70-year-old adult, which is approximately 15 decibels at 3 kHz. “Because only about 20 percent of such people wear hearing aids,” stated Simón, “the only way to resolve this problem is to improve the level of sound for them without annoying other viewers in the household with normal hearing who don’t want to be subjected to a loud volume.”

The Alternative to This TV Sound System

While Simón’s prototype certainly shows tremendous promise and could help to resolve disputes within many families, modern hearing aids would provide the same results more cost effectively. Plus, hearing aids are available now.

If you or someone you love has to have the television at a higher volume than is comfortable to other people in your family in order to hear it clearly, that is one of the tell-tale signs of hearing loss. Modern hearing aids provide discreet, effective, dependable solutions to hearing loss, boosting only those signals that one wants to hear while filtering out unwanted noise. A comprehensive hearing exam can help to determine the extent of hearing loss and whether a hearing aid would yield appreciable benefits.

To learn more about hearing loss and hearing aids, or to schedule a comprehensive hearing exam at our office, please contact Los Gatos Audiology & Hearing Aid Center 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
egherman 5 star review

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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