Patient Stories

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“My hearing aids have kept me working in the job that I love, made it easier on friends and loved ones and had a huge impact on my level of overall satisfaction with my life.”

 

I realized I may have a hearing challenge when I began not hearing what was being said in work meetings. I got depressed about my work and personal life.

My hearing aids have kept me working in the job that I love, made it easier on friends and loved ones and had a huge impact on my level of overall satisfaction with my life.

I think that this is the best audiology business and audiologist I have ever been to of the seven audiologist places I have used in the past. The ethics, knowledge, customer service, hearing aid options and price are the best.

– Larry R.

Larry's story
Fran's story

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“My hearing aids changed my life! I am able to converse more easily, and my “musical ear” came back.”

 

As a musician, I noticed problems hearing higher frequency notes in the harmonic progression. I had a diagnosis of Ménière’s disease many years ago but didn’t start noticing hearing loss until around 2012.

My first impressions of Berkeley Hearing Center were that the service with the audiologist was personalized and professional. My hearing aids changed my life! I am able to converse more easily, and my “musical ear” came back.

If you’re concerned about your hearing and are considering Berkeley Hearing Center, don’t wait! It can make a huge difference in the way you feel about socializing.

– Fran B.

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“When I first got a hearing aid, I was delivering a lot of live training – hearing better allowed me not to feel like I was missing questions from the class.”

 

I first noticed a hearing challenge in my mid-20s when I started regularly using a phone headset at work. I realized I could hear much better with the earpiece on my right versus my left. I already had one hearing aid, but needed to determine whether I was ready for a second. (My husband’s biggest concern was getting to have the TV back to ‘normal’ volume!)

My first impression of Berkeley Hearing Center was that it was very friendly and welcoming. I was really impressed at how quickly I was recognized by staff – even over the phone. They didn’t make me go through all of the details of my situation each time I arrived, which isn’t always typical in a patient/provider setting.

When I first got a hearing aid, I was delivering a lot of live training – hearing better allowed me not to feel like I was missing questions from the class. I was initially concerned about getting hearing aids because I felt too “young” to get them. – The reality is that there are so many types on the market that you can choose a model that works for whatever your concerns are in terms of wearing/handling/managing them.

My husband appreciates not having to have the TV at loud volume. I also appreciate the ability to turn the volume up on my hearing aids if the situation warrants. (The hidden benefit to hearing loss? I sleep through almost any noises!)

If you are concerned about your hearing and are considering Berkeley Hearing Center, go and talk to the team – there’s no sales pressure. They will help you find a solution that works for you. (And they will keep working with you to make sure things are right if the initial hearing aid doesn’t work or you need adjustments).

– Ryann C.

Ryann's story
Thomas' story

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“Achieving better hearing has taken the strain away and I am thankful to Berkeley Hearing Center”

 

It all started when I I was finding it difficult to hear students, especially women students, around a seminar table. Hearing became such a strain that it came to interfere with listening attentively. I became a customer when Berkeley Hearing Center was in cramped space on a crowded street. But the owner did everything possible to make my examination and choice of a hearing aid as pleasant as possible. She was all I could have asked of an audiologist. And Jonathan is no less. Achieving better hearing has taken the strain away and I am thankful to Berkeley Hearing Center, you will not find a more pleasant, friendly, well and competently run place to address your hearing difficulties.

– Thomas W. Laqueur

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“By working with Berkeley, I can now clearly hear conversations and it has improved my hearing more than I ever thought it could.”

 

I first realized that I had a hearing challenge at the Thanksgiving table when someone spoke to me, I said huh…my sister said, “huh huh enough with the huh…go get hearing aids.” My first impression of Berkeley Hearing Center was positive, I liked my first experience and it has only got better. By working with Berkeley, I can now clearly hear conversations and it has improved my hearing more than I ever thought it could. If you are considering visiting Berkeley Hearing Center, my advice to you  is they the very very best. Jonathan, the audiologist and John the office manager are a great team. You’re made to feel comfortable the minute you walk thru the door. The highest accolade I give to someone is to say they are “Professional”; Jonathan and John are MVP’s. They know their job. They have the knowledge and the patients to give you the care needed to make your life so much better.

– Robert B Corshen