Here at Best Hearing San Diego we go a step beyond the services provided in a typical Audiology Clinic environment. Our compassionate team can guide you through all of the necessary phases so you feel informed and educated from the very first day we meet and throughout our relationship. These personal and private services include:
- Hearing Screenings – all ages
- Hearing Evaluations & Treatment Plans – ages 4 and over
- Hearing Aid Evaluations & Hearing Aid Fittings – pediatric & adult
- Hearing Aid Repair & Maintenance
- Product Options & Selection
- Hearing Aids & Product Upgrades/Trade-Ins
- Custom Ear molds
- Assistive Listening Devices
- FM Systems – APD classroom support
- TV Systems & Amplified Phones
- Remote Mics & Conference Room Solutions
- Solutions for use in local community theatres, courtrooms, libraries
- Tinnitus Evaluations & Treatment
- Auditory Processing Evaluations & Treatment Plans – Pediatric & Adult
- Aural Rehabilitation Training
- Education and counseling for you and your family
- Hearing Conservation
- Musician Ear Plugs
- Noise Protection
- Swim Plugs
- Hearing Clinics & Hearing Screening Health Fairs
- House Calls Services (restrictions apply)
Hearing screening is a test to tell if people might have hearing loss. Screening can be performed on anyone from newborns to adults.
Hearing Evaluations and Treatment Plans
The diagnostic hearing evaluation consists of a variety of tests to determine the unique aspects of your hearing loss, as well as the level at which you can detect and understand speech. This evaluation can be conducted on people of any age, from infants to seniors. We will also discuss with you and your friend/family member what concerns are present surrounding your hearing loss.
We will explain all tests in detail when the evaluation is scheduled. The hearing test, along with lifestyle and budget considerations will help us determine your best hearing solution.
This test is important for further diagnostics and recommendations by our team. Also, these tests allow an opportunity to establish a relationship with your audiologist.
Above all, do not be afraid to ask questions. You will want to be clear on any information you receive so that you can be an active participant in finding hearing solutions that work best for you and your lifestyle.
Hearing Aid Evaluations and Hearing Aid Fittings
After you have had a hearing evaluation and if your audiologist has determined you are a candidate for hearing aids, the audiologist will work with you on selecting the hearing aids most appropriate for your hearing needs. You will then be scheduled for a hearing aid fitting at your next visit.
During the hearing aid fitting appointment, your audiologist will program the hearing aids with a specific prescription, based upon your hearing evaluation, and your various personal & lifestyle needs. Once programmed, your audiologist will explain how to insert and remove the hearing aids and batteries along with very basic cleaning instructions.
It is recommended that you bring a close friend or family member along to this appointment to help you remember all of the information will be given during this time. You will have a follow up appointment in one to two weeks after your initial fitting. During this time, patients generally have a list of questions.
Hearing Aid Repair and Maintenance
There are many small working parts within hearing aids, and, at some point, will more than likely need to be repaired. There are many reasons why hearing aids can “mess-up.” Of course, normal wear and tear is a major reason! This includes ear wax and moisture from a variety of sources.
Even with good care and regular maintenance, a hearing aid can still require a repair. One of our team members will assess your hearing aid and determine if a repair can occur in the office, or if it needs to be sent in to the manufacturer.
Here at Best Hearing, we can clean, check, and repair most hearing aids. There is even some better news; even if the hearing aid was not purchased in our office, in most cases, we will find a repair solution that suits your needs.
Please, feel free to come to our office so we can have a look at your hearing aid device, or call our office for more information.
Product Options & Selection
Hearing Aids & Product Upgrades
Custom Ear molds
Assistive Listening Devices are amplifiers that bring sound directly into the ear separating the sounds, particularly speech, that a person wants to hear from background noise. They improve what is known as the “speech to noise ratio” which means speech is enhanced and noise is decreased.
- FM Systems
- TV Systems & Amplified Phones
- Remote mics & conference Rooms Solutions
- Hearing Solutions for theaters, court rooms, libraries and other public venues.
Tinnitus Evaluations & Treatment
Tinnitus is not a disease but a condition that can result from a wide range of underlying causes. At Best Hearing San Diego we have specialized in treating Tinnitus patients for more than 10 years.
Our Tinnitus Treatment Program begins with specialized testing to evaluate your Tinnitus. You will be counseled regarding your test results and whether you are a candidate for tinnitus therapy. Your tinnitus treatment options will be reviewed and in most cases treatment can start immediately.
Auditory Processing Evaluations & Treatment Plans
The auditory processing diagnostic evaluation begins with a parent interview and review of your case history. This is followed by testing of your sensory hearing system (the outer, middle, & inner ear structures), followed by screening tests for the presence of APD. Should the screening tests indicate the presence of an auditory processing disorder then a complete APD test battery will be completed. You will be counseled regarding your test results and recommendations for management will be made. A follow up appointment will then be made with the audiologist for more in-depth patient education & counseling with parents & family members regarding effective treatment & intervention for APD.
Aural Rehabilitation Training
Aural rehabilitation is the process of identifying and diagnosing a hearing loss, providing different types of therapies to patients who are hard of hearing, and implementing different amplification devices to aid the patient’s hearing abilities in order to overcome communication difficulties.
The aural rehabilitation process can be created to focus on an individual’s needs by creating a plan specifically for that patient or can be a group approach, to offer support, education and to share experiences.
- Musician Ear Plugs – allows clarity of speech while protecting from noise damage
- Noise Protection – protect hearing from damage from loud noise (gunfire, race cars, motorcycles, power tools, etc)
- Swim plugs – prevent water from entering ear canal
- Surfers plugs – prevents surfers ear (damage to outer ear canal due to chronic exposure to cold water)
- Electronic monitors/pilot headset
Hearing Clinics & Hearing Screening Health Fairs
Best Hearing San Diego will regularly sponsor Hearing Clinics and Health Fairs for local residential communities, service groups, schools and nonprofits organizations. BHSD will come to your office, clubhouse, school or facility and can provide informational presentations and a variety of audiological screening services on such topics as, hearing loss, tinnitus, auditory processing disorders, and/or dizziness. Call our office to see when they will be in your area or to schedule a Hearing Health Fair where you live or work.
House Call Services
Hearing loss and hearing aids is similar to vision loss and glasses. For many reasons we lose clarity – whether due to aging, genetics or noise exposure. Glasses, like hearing aids, restore clarity, making everything crisp and clear. Glasses, however, are much easier to fit. Hearing aids are much more complicated. In treating hearing loss we are not only restoring the ears ability to hear sounds, but we have to work to retrain the brain again in what to do with that sound. Successful remediation of the auditory system requires a combination of fitting a patient with the right hearing aid technology & collaboration between audiologist and patient during the critical process of auditory rehabilitation. Often people go home after being fit in an office and forget how to maintain, wear and care for their new devices – or fail to receive the important follow up care that is needed. As a result, too many people are struggling with hearing aids that aren’t meeting their needs or have given up on finding the right hearing solution. We are on a mission to change this, and it all starts with the return of the house call.