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Hearing Aid Dispensers Bakersfield CA

Local resource for hearing aid dispensers in Bakersfield. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to hearing assessmentw, hearing aids, hearing aid electronics, hearing instrumentw, hearing aid repair, and hearing aid maintenance, as well as advice an content on hearing aid prices.

Hear Again 2
(661) 578-6523
5000 California Ave Ste 203
Bakersfield, CA
Services
* Diagnostic Audiologic Tests * Hearing Instruments * Hearing Instrument Batteries * Custom Swim Molds * Ear Protection * Musician Earplugs * Listening devices for the TV * Telephone and Alerting Devices
Hours
SundayClosed
Payment
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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
Hours
SundayClosed
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South Bay Hearing & Balance Center
(310) 803-9908
3734 Sepulveda Blvd
Torrance, CA
Services
We provide high technology hearing aids from all of the major manufacturers. Diagnostic audiological testing and balance/dizziness evaluations.We have 2 Doctors of Audiology to serve you.
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday08:30 AM - 05:30 PM ,Tuesday08:30 AM - 05:30 PM ,Wednesday08:30 AM - 05:30 PM ,Thursday08:30 AM - 05:30 PM ,Friday08:30 AM - 05:30 PM ,Saturday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment
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Redding Hearing Institute
(530) 410-0847
457 Knollcrest Dr Ste 130
Redding, CA
Services
Hearing TestsAdult Hearing TestA series of diagnostic procedures will result in an overall picture of a patient''s hearing called an audiogram. After the patient describes their hearing health history, they will be placed in a quiet sound room where they will listen to an audiologist conduct a series of pure tone and speech based tests through a set of headphones. Hearing sensitivity as well as middle and inner ear function are evaluated. The audiologist will explain test results and treatment o
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,Tuesday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,Wednesday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,Thursday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,Friday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Audiology Associates
(661) 877-9959
23838 Valencia Blvd Ste 100
Valencia, CA
Services
Audiometric Evaluations: Adult & PediatricsHearing Aid Sales & Service Warranty Service Extended Hearing Aid evaluations Hearing Aid checks Warranty sales & ServiceEarmolds Musicians Hearing Protection Musicians In-ear monitors Ear Molds: Custom-made cellphone ear pieces Swim MoldsCoclear Implants: ReferralAssistive Listening Devices (ALD): FM SystemsTinnitus DIagnostic & ManagementBattery Sales Battery Club (Complete Hearing Healthcare)OtoAcoustic EmissionsVideo Otoscopy
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday08:30 AM - 05:30 PM ,Tuesday08:30 AM - 05:30 PM ,Wednesday08:30 AM - 05:30 PM ,Thursday08:30 AM - 05:30 PM ,Friday08:30 AM - 05:30 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Juan J. Bermejo
(661) 846-0773
2201 Mount Vernon Ave Ste 109
Bakersfield, CA
Hours
SundayClosed
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Audiology Services
(415) 578-5349
1100 S Eliseo Dr Ste 108
Greenbrae, CA
Services
Services• Comprehensive hearing evaluations• Hearing aid dispensing and evaluations• Assistive listening devices for special situations• Hearing protection and swimmolds• Free demos of hearing aid technology
Hours
SundayClosed
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Oliver Audiology & Hearing Aid Services
(888) 746-8145
3636 4th Ave Ste 220
San Diego, CA
Services
At Oliver Audiology & Hearing Aid Services, we provide full-service care for our patients'' hearing. We specialize in diagnosis and treatment of virtually any hearing-related difficulty, from audiological testing to hearing aid fitting and more. Our business was founded on the highest standards of customer service excellence, a tradition we extend to each and every new client we work with. We are the best in everything we do - and the reason why is surprisingly simple: we care. We care about our
Hours
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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Up-State Hearing Instruments
(530) 722-6483
1640 Tehama St Ste B
Redding, CA
Services
Up-State Hearing Instruments offers:·Complimentary hearing tests for the purpose of fitting hearing aids·Free 2-week test drives·30-day trial period after purchase·Quality hearing devices for individual needs·Cleaning and retubing of hearing aids·In-office and manufacturer repairs·Factory repair warranties (extensions avail.)·Loss and damage insurance (extensions avail.)·Insurance billing·Payment plans available·Batteries by mail·Custom ear plugs·Convenient parking·Coffee and cookiesFeatu
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Tuesday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Wednesday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Thursday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday08:00 AM - 03:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Hillcrest Hearing Center
(888) 903-4158
4033 3rd Ave Ste 104
San Diego, CA
Services
Diagnostic Hearing EvaluationsYou will also be tested using a series of low & high frequency words to determine your ability to understand verbiage within a short distance as in a conversation. We will also give you several words to repeat. The results will help us determine your percentage of hearing loss, your ability to understand speech, and if hearing aids will help you.Pediatric Audiology & Auditory Processing EvaluationsTinnitus Evaluation and ManagementTinnitus is a common condition, whe
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SundayClosed
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Hearing Loss Help » Hearing Aid Batteries–Regular or High Power?

by Neil Bauman, Ph.D.

Some brands of hearing aid batteries come in standard or high power versions. If your hearing aid is a power aid, then you may need the high power versions. However, if not, then buying high power batteries will not give you extra performance or longer battery life. In fact, they may give you shorter battery life. Here’s why.

According to Elliott Alexander of the Micropower Battery Company , high power batteries are designed to meet the higher current demands of power hearing aids. To design a high power battery, the manufacturer must sacrifice milli-amp hour capacity, so the high power battery will have less capacity than a standard battery.

Thus, if standard batteries meet the current requirements of your hearing aids, then they should last longer than similar high power batteries. This is not to say that high power batteries won’t work in any aid. They will. They just may not last as long and may cost more.

Here’s how you can tell if a battery is a high power battery or not. The letters following the battery size are an indication. For example, number 13 batteries are standard power, while number 13HP (Toshiba), 13EH (Rayovac) and 13P (PowerOne) are all high power batteries. The same letter combinations also hold true for number 675 batteries.

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Hearing Loss Help » Hearing Aids

by Neil Bauman, Ph.D.

Has this ever happened to you? You are outside, perhaps playing golf, or rough-housing with your kids/grandkids when you realize you are not hearing much anymore. One ear seems deaf. You clap your hands to your ears, and to your horror, you discover one of your expensive new hearing aids is missing.

You search for it in vain, but your nearly-invisible hearing aid refuses to be found. Now, not only can you not hear, but you are out big bucks to replace it.

This actually happened to Dennis. He had to pay a $650.00 insurance deductible to replace his lost hearing aid. This got him to thinking—and inventing. The result was a set of hearing aid connectors with the catchy name of “Loopum or Loseum”.

These little gizmos are not only effective and nearly invisible, but they don’t cost and arm and a leg either. Would you believe you can prevent your hearing aids from falling off your ears and getting lost for only $5.95? This has to be one of the best bargains around.

Who loses hearing aids? Think rambunctious kids. Think active adults. Think people with Alzheimer’s. Think people in nursing homes and hospitals where hearing aids regularly get lost. Also, think BTE hearing aids that are so small and light you forget you are even wearing them—such as open-fit aids and receiver in the ear (RITE) aids.

The Loopum connectors have two requirements. First, you must wear behind the ear (BTE) or over the ear (OTE) hearing aids. Second, you must also wear eyeglasses. (The Loopums also work with sunglasses.)

If this describes you, or one of your loved ones, maybe the Loopum connectors are for you.

The Loopums are small flexible plastic rings—imagine tiny clear elastic bands—that slide up the temple pieces of your eyeglasses. Then you pull the tube from the hearing aid body (BTE and open fit aids), or unplug it (RITE aids) and thread the tube through the Loopum ring, then reconnect it to the hearing aid body.

Now if one of your hearing aids falls out of your ear, it is firmly held to the eyeglass temple piece. It just hangs there by the Loopum until you put your aid back in your ear. You no longer have to search for lost aids.

The Loopums have another advantage—they stay with your glasses. Thus when you take your glasses off at night, your hearing aids come off with them—and are right there when you put your glasses on in the morning. You no longer have to wonder which aid goes in which ear either.

The same is true when you step into the shower. No more forgetting you are wearing your hearing aids and drown them. When you take off your glasses, off come your hearing aids too.

The only downside I see is that if you want to take yo...

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