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Hearing Aid Manufacturers Rancho Cucamonga CA

Local resource for hearing aids manufacturers in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. Includes detailed information on local businesses that give access to hearing aids, hearing aid devices, local doctors as well as information on hearing centers and content on hearing.

Pacific Hearing Service
(909) 724-4800
9033 Baseline Rd Ste F
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Services
Hearing Aids, Diagnostic Testing, School Testing, Industrial Hearing
Hours
SundayClosed
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Pacific Hearing Services
(909) 480-4282
324 N Indian Hill Blvd
Claremont, CA
Services
Public school hearing testing program is an industry leader evolving over the last several years. We deliver services for hearing impaired children directly to the classroom with mobil on-site testing. Audiologists visit the school sites to work with children to assure quality hearing healthcare. We interact with Teachers and Administrators to assure the best quality services for children. With our goal in mind, we have developed a state of the art Industrial Hearing Conservation Program. O
Hours
SundayClosed
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Christensen Hearing Center
(909) 480-4890
2055 N Garey Ave Ste 4
Pomona, CA
Services
Audiologic and hearing aid services
Hours
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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Associated Specialist
(951) 824-8269
4440 Brockton Ave Ste 210
Riverside, CA
Hours
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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Jerod Goldstein, Ph.D.
(831) 531-4091
3407 Maplethorpe Ln
Soquel, CA
Services
Clinical audiology, hearing aid dispensing, Tinnitus evaluations, aural rehabilitation
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM by Appointment ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM by Appointment ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM by Appointment ,Thursday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM by Appointment ,FridayClosed ,SaturdayClosed
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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
Hours
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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Casa Colina Audiology Center
(909) 480-4286
255 E Bonita Ave
Pomona, CA
Hours
SundayClosed
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Lifestyle Hearing Aid Solution
(909) 962-8965
1965 Foothill Blvd Ste R
La Verne, CA
Services
We have state of the art testing equipment. An electronic audiometric threshold test and speech discrimination test will be performed. The specialist will review your audiogram and explain your test results.Why get your hearing tested?There are a few very important reasons that you should have your hearing tested at least once a year. First, if you do not have a hearing loss it is still good to have a baseline recording on file for reference. Second, if you currently have a hearing loss you shou
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Loma Linda Hearing Instruments
(909) 435-0639
11370 Anderson St Ste 2100
Loma Linda, CA
Hours
SundayClosed
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Scripps Memorial Hospital
(760) 230-5242
354 Santa Fe Dr
Encinitas, CA
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday08:30 AM - 05:00 AM by Appointment ,Tuesday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Wednesday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Thursday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Friday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,SaturdayClosed
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Hearing Aids Can Help You Hear Better

Hearing Aids

© September 1999 by Neil Bauman, Ph.D. 

Question: Are hearing aids the real answer to help me hear better?

Answer: That’s a good question. Obviously, hearing aids help us hear better by making sounds louder to compensate for our diminished hearing. That is their primary purpose and they do quite a good job of it too in many cases. However, hearing aids do several other things too such as processing sounds and attempting to filter out undesirable noise. Perhaps one of the lesser-known, yet vitally important things they do is to compress sounds to fit our reduced dynamic hearing range. This means they increase the volume of soft sounds, yet at the same time, automatically limit the volume of loud sounds so they don’t hurt our ears.

For example, when I listen to classical music without my hearing aids, the volume appears to vary dramatically. When only the strings are playing I often don’t hear a thing. However, if I turn the volume up to hear these fainter sounds when the whole orchestra fires up that volume hurts my ears. As a result, it is very hard to enjoy such music. However, when wearing my hearing aids, they amplify the soft sounds so I can hear them and at the same time limit the loud sounds so I can bear them. The result is that I enjoy listening to music much more with my hearing aids on.

However, you must realize that as good as modern hearing aids are, you need to remember that they are still only aids to better hearing. They do not restore hearing to normal. Hearing aids are far from perfect. At best they typically only restore your hearing to the equivalent of a mild loss. Many first time hearing aid users don’t like the unnatural sounds they now hear, nor do they like all the noise they now have to try to hear through. This is not so much the fault of the hearing aids as it is of our faulty ears.

You see, when we lose our hearing to some degree or other, strange things happen to our ears at the same time. One of these is that we lose our ability to filter out extraneous noise like we used to. Another is that we no longer hear as clearly as we used to. To us sounds are now "fuzzy". This means that we often cannot distinguish between two words that are similar in frequency—for example "sun" and "fun." Generally the worse our hearing loss is, the fuzzier our hearing becomes.

Therefore, we need more help than just the amplification that hearing aids give us. You must realize that hearing aids alone are not the total answer. You need to combine the help you get with hearing aids with other coping strategies. One of the most effective coping strategies is speechreading. (Lip reading was the old term.) With speechreading the words "fun" and "sun" are relatively easy to distinguish by watching the persons face. For example, I may hear the "un" sound and speechread the "s" or the "f" sound...

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