PACIFIC HEARING SERVICE
There are two big misconceptions that many people make about hearing loss.
The first misconception is that hearing loss is a sign of being broken. This is wrong.
The truth is, hearing loss is often a sign that you’ve lived an abundant, rich life and experienced so many great things that your ears have struggled to keep up with you.
In the same way that driving your car fast will result in you having to change the tires sooner, hearing loss is often a result of leading a fast-paced life.
At Pacific Hearing Service, this often results in incredible people walking through our door with a story to share, and it often results in us being fortunate enough to not just care for people’s hearing but to also make new friends in the process.
The second misconception is that hearing devices alone are the solution to a hearing loss.
Great hearing technology is certainly a critical part of the equation but a small part of the puzzle when compared to the importance of working with the right experts.
As our community knows better than most, technology without human intelligence does not change the world. The combination of the two does.
With over 40 years’ experience caring for tens of thousands of patients throughout Silicon Valley, Pacific Hearing Service is trusted by patients, physicians, and many local organizations.
Dr. Jane Baxter & Dr. Deborah Clark
// Advanced Hearing Testing
When Was Your Last Hearing Test?
Although we all regularly have our teeth checked, our cholesterol tested, and get a yearly physical, hardly any of us regularly test our hearing.
Yet with 1 in 8 Americans now having some form of hearing loss, we’re passionate about raising awareness of healthy hearing and of the first signs of hearing loss.
// Hearing Technology
The Advancements in Hearing Technology
People are often surprised to learn that today’s hearing technology is very different from what they expect.
Hearing technology has progressed at the same pace as much of the technology that our community is famous for. Gone are the obtrusive devices of yesteryear. Now, with small and discreet designs, incredible sound quality, and features including smartphone connectivity and rechargeability, hearing devices are tiny technological marvels.
// Virtual Appointments with Telehealth
Speak to a Hearing Professional Remotely
Our community is at the forefront of changing the world through incredible hard work, and many of our patients juggle busy.
We’ve introduced telehealth for several types of appointments so you can speak to your audiologist to ask questions, discuss challenges, and get an expert opinion via an online video call, minimizing the need to come into the office. In many cases, we can even make programming changes to your hearing aids remotely.
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// STORIES //
Proud To Care for Some of the Most Influential People in Silicon Valley
// MY STORY
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.
// MY STORY
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.
// MY STORY
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.
// MY STORY
‘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.”
// MY STORY
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.