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Assistive Listening Devices Oakland CA

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Berkeley Hearing Center
(510) 292-4351
2118 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA
Services
Hearing Screenings offer a quick way to determine if your hearing thresholds are within the normal range, and if more in-depth testing is needed.Diagnostic Hearing Evaluations provide a more comprehensive assessment of your hearing thresholds and speech understanding ability, as well as the overall status of the auditory system. Hearing Aid Consultations allow a personalized selection of the type of amplification that best suits your needs, based upon your hearing thresholds, listening environme
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Hearing & Low Vision Solutions
(415) 508-4751
2480 Mission St Ste 101
San Francisco, CA
Services
Hearing tests.Sales,service & repairs on most major brands. Assistive listening devices, batteries. Se Habla Espanol.
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SundayClosed ,Monday09:30 AM - 05:30 PM by Appointment ,Tuesday09:30 AM - 05:30 PM by Appointment ,Wednesday09:30 AM - 05:30 PM by Appointment ,Thursday09:30 AM - 05:30 PM by Appointment ,Friday09:30 AM - 05:30 PM by Appointment ,SaturdayClosed
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Golden Gate Hearing Services
(415) 691-4957
1400 Franklin St
San Francisco, CA
Services
Diagnostic Audiometric evaluations, Hearing aid evaluations, custom earplugs, monitors, swim plugs.
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SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Thursday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Friday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,SaturdayClosed
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San Francisco Audiology
(415) 418-7308
2100 Webster St Ste 202
San Francisco, CA
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East Bay Hearing Service
(510) 342-3845
1260 A St Ste 100
Hayward, CA
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Jeanette White Hearing Aid Center
(415) 691-6386
490 Post St Ste 526
San Francisco, CA
Services
Hearing instrument sales. Hearing testing. Repairing hearing instruments. Servicing of hearing instruments. Hearing instrument analysis to confirm correct fitting. We do custom earmold for swim plug, musician, law enforcement and news anchor.
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SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,Thursday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,Friday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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CSG Better Hearing, Inc.
(925) 478-3927
31 Panoramic Way First Floor
Walnut Creek, CA
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Hearing and Speech Center of Northern California
(415) 691-6307
1234 Divisadero St
San Francisco, CA
Services
Adult hearing testing (audiogram, speech reception and word recognition testing).Pediatric audiologic testing (evaluation of children of all ages including any or all of the following special procedures auditory evoked potentials, otoacoustic emissions, visual reinforcement audiometry, and conditioned play audiometry).Imittance measures (assessment of middle ear system and acoustic reflexes).Otoacoustic emission (transient and distortion-based techniques to investigate cochlear function).Auditor
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SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Thursday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,SaturdayClosed
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Musicians Hearing Services
(415) 418-7354
2220 15th St
San Francisco, CA
Services
AUDIOLOGIC SERVICESHearing EvaluationEar ImpressionsIn-Ear Monitor ConsultationIn-ear Sound Level Measurement/Recommendations for safe in-ear monitor use Referral for medical follow-up, oto-acoustic emissions testing, high frequency audiometry, tinnitus management, hearing aids Mobile/On-Site services: All non-referral audiology services are available on-site at rehearsal spaces, recording studios and music venues.
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Audiological Services of San Francisco
(415) 691-4958
3150 California St Ste 1
San Francisco, CA
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1. Audiological EvaluationThis consists of a number of tasks (pure-tone audiometry, speech audiometry and impedance testing) performed in a sound-proof room, designed to determine which sounds of speech you can hear and how well you can distinguish differences between similar words such as tips, pits, fits, thin. Impedance measures the integrity of the middle ear system to determine how well the eardrum functions, to check if there is fluid behind the eardrum or to determine if there might be ot
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SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Thursday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Assistive Listening Devices to the Rescue!

Assistive Listening Devices to the Rescue!

A Primer to Help You Get Started

© February 2008 by Neil Bauman, Ph.D.

Hard of hearing people often lament, “Hearing aids don't work well for me, particularly in noisy places such as while driving in the car or talking in noisy restaurants.” They then ask, “What can I do in order to better hear my spouse and friends under such conditions? Being unable to communicate freely is putting a strain on my marriage and my friendships.”

Unfortunately, when most people lose some of their hearing, they are told to get hearing aids, as though hearing aids were the whole answer to hearing loss. The result is they become disillusioned with their hearing aids.

You see, hearing aids are not perfect, and in some listening situations such as in noisy places, or when you are at some distance from the speaker, they can be almost useless!

That’s where Assistive Listening Devices come in. They can largely overcome these two main limitations of hearing aids (noise and distance), and thus help you hear awesomely better.

Picture this. You have your hearing aids on and are sitting in your living room trying to listen to your favorite TV show. Only one problem. Your young grandkids are playing and shrieking right at your feet. Your hearing aids are picking up and amplifying all their racket. Your frustration mounts as you miss most of your program. Your hearing aids are just not helping you in this situation.

Now picture this same scenario. The grandkids are making just as much noise by your feet as before—but you sit there oblivious to their shrieks as you enjoy your favorite TV program—hearing it clearly without any interference. The difference is like night and day. That is what Assistive Listening Devices coupled with your hearing aids can do for you. Sounds incredible, doesn’t it?—but once you’ve tried it, you’ll know it’s true!

Generally you can use assistive devices with, or without, your hearing aids—but teamed up with your hearing aids, they can make an awesome combination.

Benefits of ALDs

There are two major benefits of Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs).

First, ALDs can bring distant sounds close to your ears. When you use ALDs properly, it sounds as if a person is talking directly into both of your ears at the same time, and not from a distance. As a result, their speech sounds much clearer—you understand more than you would with hearing aids alone. This is because with ALDs you now hear more of the high-frequency sounds that give speech much of its intelligence. Since these sounds are lost in the air with increasing distance, your hearing aids don’t pick them up as the distance increases. However, properly-used assistive devices do. This makes an enormous difference to your understanding people talking.

Second, ALDs, when properly used, cut out most background noise since the microphone is much closer to the speaker’s mouth than it is to the surrounding ba...

Click here to read more from The Center for Hearing Loss Help

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