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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

Imagine a world in which you could take a vitamin supplement before a rock concert and minimize your risk of damaging your hearing, both in the short and the long term. Sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? At the moment, of course, it is. However, researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College and the Gladstone Institutes have discovered that a chemical called nicotinamide riboside (NR) does prevent short- and long-term hearing loss in mice, whether it was given before and after they were exposed to loud noise.

The results of the research were published in the most recent edition of the journal Cell Metabolism. The chemical in question is related to the common vitamin B3.

According to Samie Jaffrey, a professor of pharmacology at Weill Cornell, the results of the study were “pretty remarkable. [The hearing of the mice] was as though they had never been exposed to any noise at all. And we could even give the compound even shortly after noise exposure.”

Lead study author Kevin Brown, who was then a researcher at Weill Cornell and is now an associate professor at North Carolina School of Medicine, stated that “This discovery identifies a unique pathway” to “managing disorders of the inner ear, including hearing loss.” He and his colleagues further suggested that the study could lead to investigations into NR’s potentially broader applications, including as an anti-aging agent.

Noise-Induced Hearing Loss Remains a Very Real Concern

While this NR study does show great promise for the future, noise-induced hearing loss remains a very real concern for millions of people currently. Many people believe that they can avoid noise-induced hearing loss by not attending loud concerts or using earbuds or watching television at loud volumes. Although these measures certainly help, noise is a problem for virtually anyone who lives in a bustling city, who drives on busy freeways, or who uses basic household or outdoor appliances. Noise is all around us, and hearing protection such as earmuffs and ear plugs can go a long way toward helping us preserve our hearing, even when it comes to something as simple as using the blender or mowing the lawn.

For further tips on how you can protect your hearing, we invite you to contact Los Gatos Audiology & Hearing Aid Center, serving San Francisco, San Jose, and the entire Bay Area 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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