1. Audiological Evaluation
This consists of a number of tasks (pure-tone audiometry, speech audiometry and impedance testing) performed in a sound-proof room, designed to determine which sounds of speech you can hear and how well you can distinguish differences between similar words such as tips, pits, fits, thin. Impedance measures the integrity of the middle ear system to determine how well the eardrum functions, to check if there is fluid behind the eardrum or to determine if there might be other middle ear conditions that warrant a visit to an Ear, Nose & Throat specialist.
2. Hearing Aid Dispensing
Hearing aid evaluations include the selection of appropriate technology specific to your hearing needs based on your hearing test, your lifestyle, your manual dexterity, visual acuity, financial ability and cosmetic preferences.
All hearing aid fittings are subjected to FDA evaluation and under California Song Beverley Consumer Protection law come with a 45-day evaluation / satisfaction period.
We assist you in billing insurance plans that cover hearing aids. We gladly accept Health Net, Blue Cross, Blue Shield, United Health Care, Secure Horizons, Pacific Care, Trust Funds....We are contracted with Brown and Toland and Chinese Community Health Plan.
3. HINT (Hearing in Noise Test)
The HINT measures a person’s ability to understand speech in real world conditions. Conventional hearing tests, which measure hearing thresholds and word understanding separately for each ear in a quiet environment help to provide a basic idea of a person’s hearing. HINT measures a person’s ability to understand speech in quiet and noisy environments using both ears.
1. Hearing Aids
We dispense most major brands including Widex, Starkey, Oticon, Lyric, GNResound, and Unitron.
We will assist you to choose the appropriate style of hearing aid according to your degree of hearing loss, lifestyle, dexterity and finances.
2. FM System (SmartLink)
When hearing aids do not perform adequately in difficult listening situations, which include understanding speech over distance and conversing in noisy, echo-filled rooms, FM system is the choice. It will enhance hearing aid performance greatly. It also extends to the effective use of modern communication tools such as mobile phones and video-conferencing
3. Bluetooth Neckloop for cellular phones Small, lightweight neckloop for hearing aids, with Bluetooth wireless technology for comfortable and safe hands free communication .
4. Assistive Listening Devices
a. Amplified Telephone: Your telephone is a social connection, your link to family, friends and workplace, even a lifeline when you need help. If using the telephone has become difficult, it’s time to get in touch with us.
California Telephone Access Program has products and services available that can make using the phone easy again - all free of charge. If you are certified as hard-of-hearing or deaf, you may qualify for amplified telephone, or TTY (a telecommunication device with keyboard and visual display for people who are deaf, hard-of-hearing or speech impaired).
The California Relay Service (CRS) enables a person using a TTY to communicate by phone with a person who does not use a TTY. The service also works in reverse, allowing a non-TTY user to call a TTY user. To reach a toll-free CRS operator, TTY users can call 1-877-735-2929, non-TTY users (calling by voice) can call 1-888-877-5379.
b. Caption Phone: Captioned Telephone (or CapTel for short) is a new telephone technology that allows people to receive word-for-word captions of their telephone conversations. CapTel phone users can simultaneously hear the voice over the phone and read captions of what is said.
c. TV amplification system: Senheisser Direct Ear Set840 infrared listening system for TV.
The system is easy to hook up. Simply plug the transmitter into your television, VCR or stereo. Then set the volume control to your desired level, sit back, listen and enjoy the show.
- Senheisser Set840
The on / off compression switch makes your listening environment more comfortable by attenuating the sudden, sharp noises that can be disturbing to some viewers. Adjust the volume with the large, easy-to-read volume control at the base of the headset. When you’re not wearing the headset, it automatically turns off to save battery life. And when you put the headset back on, you won’t have to reset the volume level because the unit will remember the previous volume setting.