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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

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Hearing Aids Tailored To Your Life!

Over 10,000 lives transformed
since 1996 in Silicon Valley

Modern hearing aids are remarkable: small enough to hide inside of your ears, yet they can allow you to hear even when your ears fail you.

If you have ever been stuck somewhere without the use of your hearing aids, you probably appreciated them even more than you already did after that experience.

We often don’t think about it, but did you know the first hearing aids were invented over 300 years ago?

A Brief History of Hearing Aids

Over 300 years ago, the first prototype of hearing aids, or “ear trumpets,” were developed. These first large hearing devices were akin to holding up an orange traffic cone to an ear to magnify noise from one side. The horn-shaped ear trumpet saw some development in the 1700s, but there was still no technology for amplification.

The nineteenth century brought great innovation, including electricity and telephones. These technological advances could also be applied to hearing devices. Electrical transmission of speech was made possible in 1878 by Thomas Edison’s carbon transmitter, and that technology paved the way to amplification that would eventually be modified for hearing aids.

Vacuum tubes were another technological advance invented in 1920, which allowed for a smaller size for hearing aids. With the added innovations of amplified sound and improved frequency, the hearing aid was trimmed down to a small box and a receiver. Though it was now much more convenient to use them at home, they were still not portable.  

The first wearable hearing aids that could be used easily outside the home were connected to a receiver and battery by a small wire. The battery and receiver were usually worn on the leg. The second World War brought circuit board technology, which allowed hearing aids to become even easier to use on the go.

Zenith Radio introduced hearing aids that could be worn behind the ear in 1964, and by 1996 hearing devices were fully digitized. Modern hearing devices we use today have been developed from there: customizable hearing aids that can be programmed for convenience and ease. Today’s hearing aids are more discreet than ever before, and 90% of them are fully digital. With swift advances in technology, we can look forward to even better hearing aid technology in the future.

The first step to halting hearing loss and preventing further damage is to recognize your situation. Come in today for a hearing screening and formulate a strategy to train your brain to listen actively and effectively.

Los Gatos Audiology is here to help you protect your hearing health. Call today and come in for your yearly hearing exam so you can stay ahead of the curve and protect your hearing, your brain and your health.

We’ve served San Jose and the Bay Area for over 40 years, providing the right solution for Your Life. Your Style.

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Los Gatos Audiology 15899 Los Gatos-Almaden Rd. Suite 8, Los Gatos, CA 95032   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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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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