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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
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Hearing Science of Rancho Cucamonga
(909) 581-9167
8283 Grove Ave Ste 104
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Services
Hearing AssessmentWe provide comprehensive hearing evaluations for both children and adults. Hearing Aid EvaluationsWe have state-of-the-art equipment and specially trained audiologistswho can evaluate your hearing.Hearing Aid ServiceWe offer a wide selection of discrete hearing aids, including digital processing from a variety of manufacturers. We will work with you to find the best solution for your hearing healthcare needs within your budget.If you ever require a repair, we can get your heari
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SundayClosed ,Monday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Tuesday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Wednesday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Thursday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Ear & Hearing Center
(831) 920-4549
2 Upper Ragsdale Ste B260
Monterey, CA
Hours
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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Advanced Hearing Solutions
(858) 217-4983
12630 Monte Vista Rd Ste 210
Poway, CA
Services
*Complete Audiology Services*Testing, Diagnosis and Treatment of Hearing Loss*Hearing Device Technology & Dispensing*Assistive Listening Devices*Hearing Aid Accessories and Hygiene Products*Kidzsafe products for children*Custom Ear and Hearing Protection Devices*Swimmers'' Ear Plugs*Musicians'' Ear Plugs and Monitors*Custom, High Quality Ear Phones for Audiophiles for Stereos and MP3 players*Hunters'' Ear Plugs*Custom Fitted Ear Molds for MP3 Ear Buds, Bluetooths, Stethoscopes, Cell Phone Users,
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SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 04:00 PM by Appointment ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 04:00 PM by Appointment ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 04:00 PM by Appointment ,Thursday09:00 AM - 04:00 PM by Appointment ,Friday09:00 AM - 04:00 PM by Appointment ,SaturdayClosed
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Los Gatos Audiology
(408) 335-6763
430 Monterey Ave Ste 3
Los Gatos, CA
Services
Comprehensive Audiometry TestingAfter the review of your hearing background, Ellen will perform a complete diagnostic hearing test, also known as audiometry testing. Audiometry testing at the Los Gatos Audiology and Hearing Aid Center consists of multiple tests to ensure precise and accurate results. * Pure tone air test: requires you to wear a pair of headphones and indicate if and when you detect sounds that are played at certain combinations of frequencies and volumes. * Bone conduction
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 - 11:30 PM by Appointment ,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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Valley Hearing Center
(877) 881-2317
920 Park Row
Salinas, CA
Services
Clinical Services:Hearing evaluation (children and adults) by Licensed California Audiologist and Licensed DispenserHearing aid evaluation and selection based on your needsReferral to physicians for medical ear issuesDispensing Services:Digital hearing aids, all styles, major manufacturersReal-life surround-sound hearing aid listening labComplete Hearing HealthCare (CHHC) Service Plan, including free batteries, hearing aid cleaning, hearing tests.Hearing management training and counseling for in
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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 - 05:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Precision Hearing - Rancho Bernardo
(858) 217-4429
16766 Bernardo Center Dr Ste 206
San Diego, CA
Services
Professional Expertise The university-trained hearing health professionals of Precision Hearing have the expertise and experience to properly assess and improve the communication abilities of anyone experiencing hearing loss. Hearing Evaluations This is a three-step process that begins with an interview to gather health and lifestyle information. Next, a medical diagnostic examination of the ears is conducted to determine if a physical condition exists that requires referral to a physician. The
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 05:00 AM ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Thursday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday09:00 AM - 05:00 AM ,SaturdayClosed
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Tustin Hearing Center, Inc.
(714) 660-4727
12791 Newport Ave Ste 101
Tustin, CA
Services
Services:Hearing Aid Evaluations & DispensingComplete Audiological Testing & ServicesAssistive Listening DevicesReal Ear MeasurementCleaning & MaintenanceEducational ClassesSwim MoldsNoise ProtectorsWe work with most major manufacturers. By offering the latest and most advanced hearing instrument technology, we ensure that you receive the highest quality hearing care options available. We match the features and benefits of technology to your lifestyle and budget.During your intitial consultation
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SundayClosed ,Monday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Tuesday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Wednesday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Thursday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday09:00 AM - 03:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Scripps Memorial Hospital
(858) 217-4303
9834 Genesee Ave Ste 224
La Jolla, CA
Services
ServicesComplete care and support to keep you healthyExperience renowned heart care, gynecology and surgery, which represent only part of the Scripps World of Healing. Our care philosophy centers around advanced diagnostics, physicians with field-leading expertise and care that integrates the latest medical knowledge.
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 - 05:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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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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