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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

Traveling with hearing aids doesn’t have to be a hassle. Reviewing these pointers from TSA (Transportation Security Administration) and helpful packing tips can help keep your traveling experience stress-free.

What TSA Wants You to Know

Can hearing aids be worn through security checkpoints?

According to the latest TSA guidelines, you should notify a security officer that you are wearing hearing aids before screening begins. You do not have to remove your hearing aids during screening. If your hearing aids set off the walk-through metal detector or show up as anomalies using imaging technology, then you may be subject to additional screening such as a pat down or manual inspection.

Will any of the technology used in screening damage the hearing instruments in any way?

No. X-rays, walk-through metal detectors, full-body scanners, and hand-held detection devices do not affect hearing aids.

What if hearing are stored in carry-on luggage?

The devices may be subject to additional screening at the discretion of a TSA security officer.

Should medical documentation of hearing loss be brought to the airport?

Passengers with hearing aids are not required to provide medical documentation before airport security screenings. However, you may find it helpful to have this information handy in order to communicate your situation discreetly to an officer. The TSA also has a downloadable notification card available that you can fill in before travel and show when you arrive on their website.
http://www.tsa.gov/sites/default/files/publications/disability_notification_cards.pdf

Are their any special instructions for those with hearing aids after boarding the airplane?
You are not subject to the same rules regarding the use of portable electronic devices as everyone else. The FAA exempts such devices as hearing aids and pacemakers because they don’t give off signals like cell phones that might interfere with aircraft controls.

What You Should Pack

Following our travel checklist will ensure you pack the essentials needed to make for a comfortable trip.

Travel Checklist

  • Functional Hearing Aids
  • Extra Batteries
  • Domes and Wax Filters
  • Dehumidifier (to help dry out from perspiration or warm climates)
  • Charging Device
  • Proper Outlet Adapter (for international travel)
  • Compatible Headphones and Auxiliary Cords (for group tours)

If you have any further questions about traveling with hearing aids, contact us at Los Gatos Audiology. We’ve served San Jose and the Bay Area for over 40 years to provide the right solution for Your Life. Your Style.

Los Gatos Audiology 430 Monterey Ave. Ste. 3, Los Gatos, CA 95030 For an appointment please call (408) 354-5253 www.losgatosaudiology.com

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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