Don’t Let Hearing Loss Ground You
It should be plane to anybody who has traveled by air in recent years that the skies aren’t nearly as friendly as they used to be. Cramped seating, oversold flights, lengthy delays, reduced meal service and misrouted luggage are only the tip of the iceberg; for those with hearing loss in Walnut Creek and other […]
Is it Time to Upgrade Your Hearing Aids?
People in San Rafael with hearing aids are already taking the most important step they can in treating their hearing impairment. For the majority of patients with hearing loss, these devices help restore the ability to communicate and promise significant quality of life improvements. Unfortunately, nothing lasts forever; eventually, you’ll need to upgrade your hearing […]
What is Sudden Deafness?
Most people with hearing loss in Walnut Creek and across the Bay Area develop their condition gradually. It usually takes years for hearing loss to fully set in; in fact, the process is often so slow the patient doesn’t even notice their condition for quite some time. Occasionally, hearing loss comes on much quicker – […]
Stand Up to Noise Pollution
Bay Area residents occasionally contend with hazy skies obscuring those spectacular views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island. As unsightly as this may be, not all pollution is so clearly visible. Noise pollution is a growing problem not only in the San Francisco Bay Area, but throughout the world. And it’s one we […]
How to Choose a Hearing Aid
If you’ve been diagnosed with hearing loss in Walnut Creek, you are no doubt trying to adjust to a completely brand-new way of life. Fortunately, most cases of hearing loss can be treated quite effectively with hearing aids. With a large variety of choices available, narrowing down your selection may feel intimidating. Don’t worry – […]
Can Hearing Aids Help Treat Tinnitus?
If you’re on a BART train with nine other people, first of all, congratulations: this clearly isn’t rush hour! Look to your left, and now to your right. According to the law of averages, two of you are experiencing tinnitus, a ringing in the ears. If you wear hearing aids – and as long as […]
How to Prepare for Holiday Guests with Hearing Loss
Now that Halloween has come and gone, it’s time to start thinking about the holiday season. For many Bay Area residents, this means hosting Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. This can be a very rewarding experience (minus cleaning up after the feast), but when entertaining guests with hearing loss, a little extra prep work is needed. […]
Why You Need a Hearing Aid Consultation
If you’ve been diagnosed with hearing loss in San Rafael, hearing aids are likely to be the solution your audiologist recommends. But selecting a pair isn’t a simple process; there are many factors to consider. In honor of National Audiology Awareness Month, celebrated every October, we’re going to talk about the importance of hearing aid […]
How Do Hearing Aids Work?
For most people living in San Rafael, hearing aids are about as mysterious as Bigfoot, UFOs, and the correct name for that sliver of plastic on the tips of your shoelaces. While we can’t tell you whether aliens or Sasquatch are real, we can let you know that the plastic tip is called an aglet. […]
What Are the Most Common Hearing Tests?
One out of every five Bay Area residents will experience hearing loss at some point in their lives. There is a wide range of possible causes, from noisy crowds at 49ers games to rock ‘n roll concerts at Shoreline Amphitheater and even – gasp! – advancing age. Regardless of the factors that have contributed to […]
Hearing Aid Technology
Bay Area residents newly diagnosed with hearing loss are likely to have some misconceptions about hearing aids, especially if they don’t know anybody who wears one. These devices are no longer big and bulky like the ones from a generation ago, and in fact, advances in technology have led to significantly smaller instruments with a […]
Types of Hearing Tests
About 20 percent of Bay Area residents are experiencing hearing loss. Many aren’t even aware of the problem; hearing loss develops gradually, and we often adjust to it over time as we grow used to hearing less. The volume on the TV creeps up little by little until one day a loved one tells us […]
Routine Maintenance for Your Hearing Aids
For most hearing loss patients in San Francisco and other parts of the Bay Area, hearing aids are a blessing. They help keep you connected with others and allow you to enjoy many of your favorite activities and pastimes. But a better overall quality of life comes with a price – literally. While costs vary […]
Don’t Take a Vacation from Summer Hearing Protection
Summertime is the traditional season for families in San Francisco and around the country to head out on vacation. While it’s natural to look forward to warmer weather and fun activities, don’t neglect your hearing health care in the process! Summer poses unique threats to your hearing, but by taking precautions you can still enjoy […]
Do You Know How to Take Care of Your Hearing Aid?
Hearing aids are complex electronic devices. Much like you wouldn’t drive your brand new car 10,000 miles without an oil change, you should not put your hearing aids into your ears and then neglect to service them. Taking proper care of your hearing aids is key to their longevity, not to mention they are your […]
Your’re Invited to our Oticon Special Event April 23-27!
We would like to invite you and a friend or family member to our Oticon Opn™ Event, April 23-27, where we will be demonstrating the first hearing device proven to make hearing easier on the brain. During this special week-long event, our audiologists will be offering the following services free of charge: FREE consultation. FREE […]
Invisible Hearing Event March 19-23
We would like to invite you and a friend or family member to our Invisible Hearing Technology Event, March 19-23, where we will be demonstrating the latest, most discrete hearing devices in the hearing health industry to date. During this special week-long event, our audiologists will be offering the following services free of charge: Consultation […]
We Offer New Tinnitus Therapy: Levo
The Levo® system is a new, state-of-the-art tinnitus treatment developed by Otoharmonics® Corporation in Portland, Oregon. Both FDA and CE approved, this sound based therapy helps the brain habituate to and reduce the volume of your unique tinnitus sound. Levo can treat tinnitus sounds of all types, including white noise, crickets, static, and tones even […]
How Hearing Loops Work
Hearing Loops are the preferred assistive listening technology for people with hearing loss. At the push of a button, most hearing aids can wirelessly receive the sound from a public venue that has a hearing loop installed via its internal telecoil. Watch this video to learn more about how hearing loops can help you hear […]
Introducing the New Oticon Opn Hearing Aids
Oticon Opn™ is a new type of hearing device that allows the user to listen to multiple speakers in noisy environments, enabling you to actively participate in conversations with several participants. Studies show the average user improves their understanding by 30% over the previous generation of devices, resulting in less listening effort and allowing you […]
Oticon Opn™ Helps People with Hearing Loss Hear Better, with Less Effort and Better Recall
San Francisco, CA- May 31, 2016 – San Francisco Audiology recently joined more than 1,300 leading hearing care professionals at a professional conference in Orlando that introduced Oticon Opn™, a revolutionary new hearing aid with BrainHearing™ technology. With new Opn, people with hearing loss not only hear better with less effort and remember more of […]
What’s that? How Earbuds Can Wreck Your Hearing
People have listened to loud music for as long as there has been music. But the spread of smartphones with built-in music players along with the earbuds that come with them could be compounding the problem, especially for young people. Read More
Want to Participate in our Hearing Wellness Study?
Our goal is to optimize your hearing and make listening effortless. The Audiology Research Center, at San Francisco Audiology, is conducting a study. Are you Interested to learn about your hearing health? The study investigates the factors that influence patient outcome for fitting hearing devices like Lyric™, collect data about ear canal characteristics, and study […]
Hearing Solutions: Fall 2015
Check out our latest newsletter for updates on hearing health and our clinic. Download our Fall 2015 Newletter
Did you know hearing loss can impact your golf game?
The Link Between Hearing & Your Golf Score The game of golf is filled with hazards. Bodies of water, bunkers, sand traps and dense vegetation can all wreak havoc on your game. Another important yet often ignored factor that can affect your final score is your hearing. Studies show individuals with strong binaural hearing (the […]
5 Myths About Hearing Loss
One of the country’s leading audiologists sounds off about a condition that will eventually affect almost all of us. Read More
Hearing Impairment and Cognitive Function
Many of us take hearing for granted, but humans are unique in the way we interpret noises from our environment: We are able to utilize cognitive processes (knowledge, memory and intelligence) with the sensory input we receive. This allows us to communicate, learn and share thoughts and ideas. When treating hearing loss, hearing specialists understand […]
Custom Swim Plugs Make Water Activities Safer
When summer is in full swing, many people turn to water activities in order to beat the heat. While a refreshing dip provides relief from blistering temperatures, getting water in your ears can be both annoying and hazardous to your hearing. By taking precautions and wearing swim plugs before entering the swimming pool, the lake […]
Are You Having Trouble With Your Conversations?
Do you find that you frequently mishear people? You are not alone. Check out the below article to read about neurologist and writer, Oliver Sacks’, mishearings. If his experiences sound familiar to you, please give us a call. We can help! Learn more about mishearings →
Mont Stong interviewed by ABC 7 News!
During the playoffs with the New Orleans Pelicans, their coach said he wasn’t sure the decibel level at Oracle was legal. And it’s only gotten louder during the finals. “It was insane,” said one fan. “Like nothing else I’ve ever been to.” Mont Stong is an audiologist in San Francisco who treats patients with hearing […]
Balance & Vestibular Evaluations Now Available
We are excited to offer balance and vestibular evaluations for patients experiencing balance disorders and related symptoms including dizziness and vertigo… Continue Reading.
Deaf Jazz Singer Hits All the Right Notes
SUN, MAY 17 Despite not being able to hear for nearly a decade, a jazz musician still commands the stage. Read more here!
Hearing Loss in Children
Hearing ability is important for children to develop speech and language skills as they grow. In the past, hearing loss in children often went undetected until the child was around two years old, when it became obvious that he or she wasn’t talking yet. Research has demonstrated that detection and intervention for hearing loss prior […]
Healthy Hearing Guide
Do you or a loved one have hearing loss? This comprehensive guide to healthy hearing contains a broad overview of hearing loss, hearing aids, and helping friends and family with hearing loss.
Invisible Hearing Loss
A relatively new term in audiology is invisible hearing loss. Of course, it’s not new or surprising to hearing care professionals (HCPs) that hearing loss is “invisible.” That is, the person with hearing loss looks exactly like the person without hearing loss… Invisible hearing loss (IHL) refers to people who present with essentially normal hearing […]
Read our latest spring newsletter and learn about recreation background noise, earwax, the effects of hearing loss on your loved ones and how to protect your investments in hearing aids! Download the Newsletter
The Way You Think About Hearing Care Can Affect Your Overall Health
Your attitude toward hearing care can affect your overall health. That’s one of the topics explored at the Revolution for the Senses conference held in Orlando, Florida February 27 – March 1, 2015. More than 1100 leading hearing care professionals from across the US participated in the national conference that focused on hearing and its […]
Did you know San Francisco Audiology is able to speak in a wide variety of languages? English Spanish Tagalog French German Hebrew Danish Tamil
We now have gift certificates!
If you’re looking for a great gift this holiday season, San Francisco Audiology has gift certificates available! Contact us (415) 362-2901 to purchase yours today!
Read our latest newsletter
Our fall newsletter is here! Read about what technology level best fits you, how to protect your hearing investments, custom earmolds and conditions that warrant evaluations! There’s even a free offer worth $200; Click here to read more!
Join us for A Tail of Two Ears
Dr. Rob Jackler will provide a broad overview of the state-of-the-art in the bioscience and technology of hearing loss with an emphasis upon emerging new methods of treatment and promising lines of research which may lead to new cures. Find more information and RSVP here: Facebook
What is an Audiologist?
An audiologist is a health-care professional specializing in identifying, diagnosing, treating and monitoring disorders of the auditory and vestibular system portions of the ear. Audiologists are trained to diagnose, manage and/or treat hearing, tinnitus, or balance problems. They dispense, manage, and rehabilitate hearing aids and assess candidacy for and map cochlear implants. They counsel families […]
San Francisco Audiology Promotes Better Hearing and Breast Cancer Awareness with Pink with a Purpose Campaign
During October, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, San Francisco Audiology is commitment to bringing better hearing to San Francisco with support for breast cancer awareness through participation in the national “Pink with a Purpose” campaign. Throughout September and October, San Francisco Audiology joins with leading hearing care manufacturer Oticon, Inc. to support the National Breast […]
Give your brain exactly what it needs to hear
Summary: What happens in your ears when you listen to a conversation is actually a very small part of the process of hearing. The real heavy lifting is done by a different part of your body: your brain. It’s in the brain that sound waves become sounds that have meaning to you. Read More
Wanted: The Perfect Hearing Care Professional
Wanted: The Perfect Hearing Care Professional Published on June 18, 2014 Blog Page | Hearing Review July 2014 The following is Gael Hannan’s March 31, 2014 blog at her Better Hearing Consumer column at HearingHealthMatters.org. — David Kirkwood, HHM editor By Gael Hannan For hearing aid and cochlear implant users, one of the most important people in our lives is […]
Recycle Your Hearing Aid Batteries Here
It is advised that users recycle their old hearing aid batteries rather than throwing them away, due to the amounts of zinc they contain. In some instances, discarding old hearing aid batteries in your trash is seen as improper disposal of hazardous waste. Fortunately, finding a location where you can properly dispose of your batteries […]
Hearing Aid Prices
Paul Dybala wrote a great article on economics of hearing aid prices and costs. Paul dives into some great points on this topic like why do hearing aids cost so much. Read the full article here.
Hearing Technology Seen on ‘TODAY’
Audiologist Neil DiSarno joins TODAY to demonstrate a variety of products that boost hearing, including some you can use with a cell phone. Ask San Francisco Audiology how you can benefit from hearing aid technology! Our audiologists are experts in identifying, diagnosing, treating and monitoring hearing disorders of all types. Watch Here!
Our New Video!
Come check out our practice’s new video on our Yelp review page. While you’re there, ask us any questions, schedule a visit, or let us know what you think of a prior visit you had with us! San Francisco Audiology working in conjunction with San Francisco Otolaryngology Medical Group, is a full-service audiology and hearing […]
May is Here!
Did you know May is better hearing and speech month? Read our latest newsletter to learn how everyone at San Francisco Audiology is keeping our patients informed of the latest news in hearing health care. Within our May newsletter you’ll find articles based on lifestyles improvements, diabetes and hearing loss, hearing solutions, brain fitness and […]