At Hearing Zone in Alameda & Oakland California, we are constantly keeping abreast of the latest, most advanced Hearing Instrument technologies. This is very important, because today’s technology is always improving. Having the knowledge base and expertise to select & program the right instrument for your specific hearing loss is critical.
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When your hearing is damaged by continued and excessive loudness, irreversible damage can occur and once there damage, there is no going back.
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Hearing technology has skyrocketed in the past 5 to 10 years. Micro, open, bluetooth, and even implantable technologies have had a substantial impact in people’s lives and their hearing abilities. See new technologies from Oticon and Phonak.
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Hearing Zone is dedicated to give back to our community, locally and off shores in places like Dominican Republic and Ghana, Africa.
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What's an Audiologist?
An audiologist is a person who has a masters or doctoral degree in audiology. Audiology is the science of hearing. In addition, the audiologist must be licensed or registered by their state (in 47 states) to practice audiology.
In the field of audiology, the master's degree has been the accepted clinical degree for almost 50 years.
The term digital is used for most of today's current technology, from televisions to cell phones. Hearing aids today are also digital, meaning incoming sound is converted into a series of numbers, which is then processed using mathematical equations. Digital processing enables very complex manipulation of sound, for example, to separate speech from noise.
Custom Music Filters
In order to be fit with a MEI (or a binaural fitting), one requires a purely sensori-neural hearing loss. Since MEIs are better at generating mid- and high-frequency gain than low-frequency gain, the optimal hearing loss should be sloping. Many MEIs can be digitally programmed or are in fact digital. With the extra control that these technologies afford, other sensori-neural configurations can be fit.
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Take our Hearing Zone quiz which will assess your ability to actively hear and understand in a variety of environments and situations.