Berkeley Hearing Center

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Hearing Health Blog

It's no big secret that hearing aids are expensive. In the Bay Area, prices for a pair of the highest level technology hearing aids can exceed $8000! It is this seemingly exorbitant price that encouraged 'Big Box' stores (Costco, Sam's Club, Sears, etc.) to get into the business of selling hearing aids. With their huge buying power, they purchase quality

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In last month’s edition, we looked at how/where to schedule an audiological evaluation. For this piece, you will get to know what to expect next. As with all medical practices, there will be some 'paperwork' for the office to obtain your personal/demographic and insurance information. Some practices may have forms online, while others may have you fill them out in

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You've known for a while that you don't hear as well as you used to, but you've been getting by. However, your family or friends may be 'suggesting' you go get your hearing checked. You're finding it harder to enjoy television or movies because it's a little more difficult to follow the dialogue. Social situations (parties, restaurants, etc.) are a

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What we put into our bodies, from food/drinks to prescription/non-prescription medications, affects how our bodies work.  From a young age, we are taught to eat healthfully-carrots for good eyesight, spinach for building muscle, drinking milk for strong bones, etc.  But does what we eat (or don't eat) affect our hearing?  Recent studies, in fact, do indicate a relationship between our

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Until fairly recently, hearing aids have had a bad reputation.  How many times have I heard a patient or their family say something like...“they amplify everything, including the noise”, “they are uncomfortable”, “they look horrible”, “they aren't effective” or  “don't they whistle all the time when they're in your ears”.  Before the advent of fully digital hearing aids, many of

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