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Call Us:(510) 629-6142 Hearing Center of Castro Valley

Hearing Center of Castro Valley

Eden Medical Plaza 20126 Stanton Avenue - #205 Castro Valley, CA 94546

Plaza Real 39210 State Street Suite 100 At Suite 100 press the button on the door. Fremont, CA 94538

What Is A Hearing Aid?

A hearing aid is an electronic communication tool that helps those with hearing loss listen with greater ease. Though its primary purpose is that of amplification, these devices can be very advanced pieces of equipment. Each device, no matter the style, consists of a few basic parts: a microphone, an amplifier, a receiver/speaker, and a battery. The microphone picks up sound and converts it into an electronic message. The amplifier receives this input, and increases the loudness in a manner specific to your device. Your audiologist will fine tune this amplification for your hearing loss. The receiver is a tiny speaker that changes the amplified signal back into acoustic sounds and sends the sound to the ear. A zinc-air battery powers your device. Expanding sophistication From very simple to very sophisticated devices, the world of amplification is ever growing and advancing. Digital options are available, and are becoming the norm. These instruments allow even greater customization for the user’s hearing loss and preferences. Not only just amplifiers, today’s instruments often allow for reduction of background noise, protection for loud noises, connection to wireless and Bluetooth devices, and other very specific customization. The Hearing Center of Castro Valley 510 629-6142


Call Us:(510) 629-6142 Hearing Center of Castro Valley

Hearing Center of Castro Valley

Eden Medical Plaza 20126 Stanton Avenue - #205 Castro Valley, CA 94546

Plaza Real 39210 State Street Suite 100 At Suite 100 press the button on the door. Fremont, CA 94538

Limitations While very advanced, these instruments are not a “cure all”. The analogy of glasses can help to explain this. Most persons with typical vision loss, put on their glasses and sight is returned to normal, 20/20. With aids, hearing does not return to normal “20/20” hearing. These devices serve to amplify sounds where you need it most, but cannot make those sounds clearer than your ear allows. If you have hearing loss, something along your hearing path is damaged. Aids do not correct that damage, but they do make hearing much less difficult. Are they worth it? If you suspect you have hearing loss, speak with your audiologist or hearing healthcare professional today. They can help you weigh the costs and benefits to determine if, when, and which hearing aids are right for you! Visit our website at Hearing Aids Castro Valley California or call us at 510 629-6142 to know more about hearing aids.

The Hearing Center of Castro Valley 510 629-6142


What Is A Hearing Aid?