PACIFIC HEARING SERVICE
Hearing Aid Technology
Helping You to Choose The Right Hearing Technology Based on Your Lifestyle, Budget, and Unique Circumstances
Along with the right provider, great hearing technology is an important part of the puzzle of achieving better hearing.
Although many websites will try to persuade you that one brand of device is the best, there is no “one size fits all” when it comes to selecting the right hearing devices based on your unique circumstances.
From our long experience, we’ve learned there are many factors involved in recommending a particular hearing device. We consider many factors including your lifestyle, listening environments, ear-to-brain hearing function, and budget.
Having relationships with all the major manufacturers, we can choose from many different hearing devices to make the right recommendation for you along with the right treatment plan to achieve better hearing.
Hearing aid technology has progressed at a rapid pace with many of today’s devices being small, discreet, and incredibly powerful. In fact, it’s highly likely that a friend, colleague, or loved one of yours wears hearing aids and you’ve never noticed.
With powerful rechargeable batteries, incredible performance, and the ability to connect your hearing devices to your smartphone, television, and computer, the latest technology doesn’t just amplify your hearing, but it also amplifies many key areas of your life.
Your first step is to schedule a hearing assessment to determine what – if any – hearing help you need, and then for our expert team to make a recommendation for you based on our experience.
I have been wearing hearing aids for the past six years and my time with Valerie was the most productive visit ever. She was well-informed, extremely attentive, answered all my questions with great patience, and conducted a thorough hearing exam with professionalism and courtesy. Her summary of my options was comprehensive and extremely helpful. I could not have asked for a better visit; Valerie is a great member of your staff at Pacific Hearing, and I am a grateful beneficiary. Thank you!
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The Different Styles of Hearing Aids
Invisible-In-Canal (IIC) – Tiny & Often Invisible
If you have a mild to moderate hearing loss, then IIC hearing aids are custom-fitted and come in a choice of colors. IICs are unique, as they’re inserted deep into the ear canal, so depending on your ear shape, they’re often invisible when worn. This is a huge advantage for the style-conscious wearer.
Completely-In-The-Canal (CIC) – Mostly Invisible
Unlike the IICs, these aids are comfortably inserted and extracted from your ear, with the small “handle” peeping out the side. They are custom-made and mostly invisible, as well as coming in a range of colors to match the skin tone of your inner ear. They’re the perfect choice if you have a mild to moderate hearing loss.
ITC hearing aids feature a custom fit, skin-matching colors, and can be inserted and extracted with ease. Made to look as if they are a part of your natural ear, these aids are the perfect choice if your hearing is diminishing at a steady pace. Suitable for mild to mildly severe hearing losses.
Mildly severe to severe hearing loss patients may find ITE hearing aids beneficial due to their sleek design that fits perfectly to the ear’s outer entrance. They are incredibly comfortable to wear and offer maximum hearing coverage. Available in a variety of colors, they’re custom-made and can be matched to your skin tone.
Barely visible when worn, the RIC style is an instrument in which the receiver, or speaker, is inside the ear canal. Thin electrical wires are used instead of a plastic acoustical tube, reducing distortion. RIC hearing aids provide a comfortable, open fit and are perfect for mild to moderate hearing losses.
When you think “hearing aid” – the chances are you’re thinking of the BTE design. Usually worn by moderate to severe hearing loss patients, the technology is housed in the casing of these hearing aids, ensuring they rest comfortably behind the ear while the clear plastic acoustical tube sends the amplified sounds into a customized earmold that’s fitted inside the canal. Available in many different colors, they come with easy-to-use buttons and are highly discreet.
Take Your First Step Toward Better Hearing
The first step toward better hearing is to schedule your hearing assessment with the team of experts at Pacific Hearing Service.
It’s quick, non-invasive, and this simple test will allow you to address your hearing challenges and take the right preventative measures if required.
To schedule a convenient time, please complete this form and a member of our team will call you back shortly to confirm your appointment.
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Proud To Care for Some of the Most Influential People in Silicon Valley
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How past Secretary of Defense William J. Perry found Pacific Hearing Service the right experts for his needs
As a former Secretary of Defense, William J. Perry has lived a life that few could imagine. But just like millions of people across America, he’s also had to contend with a hearing loss.For over sixteen years, Pacific Hearing Service has been proud to provide William with innovative treatments and excellent care. It’s been fantastic to help him on his journey to better hearing.
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We’re proud to call Ann Hardy a patient: she’s a true Silicon Valley pioneer and a friend.
As a pioneer in computer programming, Ann joined IBM in New York in 1956. Among other projects, Ann worked on one of the first Fortran compilers, which was for STRETCH, IBM’s supercomputer of the day. STRETCH can now be seen in the Computer History Museum.
Ann’s hearing loss journey started when she visited her doctor to complain that she couldn’t hear very well. He referred her to Dr. Deborah Clark at Pacific Hearing Service.
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How Dr. Deborah Clark saved Tom from Brain Surgery
Tom went to Dr. Deborah Clark at Pacific Hearing Service for a second opinion, and his own words says, “She saved me from brain surgery.” – She advised that he may not need surgery and her help resulted in him getting the advice of a neurologist that advised that he didn’t need brain surgery.
The rest is history and Dr. Deborah has been helping Tom to achieve better hearing and continue to bring his unique and memorable personality to the world.
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‘I call them my ears’ – find out why writer and NPR commentator Debbie Duncan loves her Widex hearing aids
Like many people, writer and NPR contributor Debbie Duncan’s children were the first to notice that she had a hearing loss, a friend recommended that she talk to the experts at Pacific Hearing Service. This is where she met Dr. Clark, clinical audiologist at the Los Altos office. “She’s wonderful,” Debbie says. “She figured out that I have a weirdly shaped right ear. She made wearing hearing devices comfortable.”
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They are committed to getting the best results for each patient.
My first experience of a hearing challenge was when I had a sudden and profound hearing loss in my left ear. Prior to visiting Pacific Hearing Service, I didn’t have any concerns, but I was anxious to see what Dr. Baxter and her team could do for me.
My first impression was that Dr. Baxter and her team were extremely passionate about helping those who have lost their hearing and committed to getting the best results for each patient. They are also very thorough and knowledgeable.
They have improved my hearing so that I am not constantly having to say, “What did you say?” or, “Sorry, but I can’t hear you.”My overall verdict of Pacific Hearing Service is that they are excellent.