When considering a major investment, the wise person weighs the benefits of the investment item against the amount of money they will have to spend.

Hearing aids not only help you hear better, but they also have a positive effect on your overall mental and physical health as well as improving your quality of life.

To help my patients from the Menlo Park and Los Altos communities recognize the value of investing in hearing aids, here are some of the benefits you can expect from your hearing aid investment.

Hearing the Little Things

Many of our patients are not aware of just how valuable the little things in life are until they hear them after they’ve been gone for a long time.

You might not miss annoying sounds like street noise, the buzz of the refrigerator motor, or the turn signal on your car, but other sounds like chirping crickets, birds singing, children playing, and the wind in the trees are little sounds that provide a lot of valuable comforts and add to your quality of life.

Hearing Conversations Rather than Background Noise

The design of modern hearing aids focuses on enhancing conversation rather than background noise.

Cheap, generic hearing aids and assistive listening devices amplify sound. Still, they amplify all sound without any distinction between a nearby conversation and a bus passing on the street, which only adds to your irritation without clarifying communication.

Advanced Sound Processing Technology

Today’s micro-digital sound processing technology not only sorts conversations from background noise but also provides greater clarity. In addition to the capacity to optimize sound processing to accommodate different environmental settings, modern hearing aids can connect to your smartphone for apps designed to enhance clarity as well as other devices like your television, telephone, computer, or radio, clarifying those sounds as well.

Discrete Wearing

The “micro” in micro-digital technology means that hearing aids are much lighter and not even half as bulky as those clunky things your grandparents wore.

Some users qualify for invisible-in-the-canal (IIC), completely-in-the-canal, or nearly invisible-in-the-canal (ITC) type hearing aids that provide incredible discretion. Even larger hearing aids for those who require more advanced amplification are lightweight and streamlined for greater wearing comfort and come with color options to match your skin tone, making it difficult for others to know you wear a hearing aid.

Ongoing Hearing Care Support

The most important aspect of your hearing aid investment includes the ongoing hearing care support you receive from your audiologist. In addition to maintenance and troubleshooting, your hearing care provider can provide in-office or remote assistance to optimize the performance of your hearing aid.

However, of greater importance is the support and encouragement that helps you through the adjustment process and the professional understanding to provide the proper fit and the instrument best suited to your lifestyle, occupation, and personal choices.

Pacific Hearing Service Wants You to Get the Most Out of Your Investment

We understand that hearing aids require a significant investment. Still, we are convinced that a hearing aid custom-designed for you provides the greatest amount of benefit for every dollar you spend than any other device or treatment option.

The team and I at Pacific Hearing Services dedicate ourselves to making sure that our Silicon Valley patients get the most out of their investment by providing the highest quality devices designed to fit your needs and lifestyle, and we back it up with high-level ongoing hearing care.

Contact us for more information about available hearing aids, or to schedule a tele-audiology consultation or an in-office appointment (following proper health and safety protocols) to fit you with a high-quality hearing aid.

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Deborah Clark, Au.D.

Deborah Clark, Au.D.

Dr. Deborah Clark has been with Pacific Hearing Service since 1998. In January 2008, she became co-owner working first in the Menlo Park office and now managing the Los Altos office. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and is certified by the American Board of Audiology. She was on the board of the Hearing Loss Association of America, California State Association from 2010 – 2013, and service as Vice President.