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750 Colusa Ave
Yuba City, CA 95991
Phone: (530) 671-2472
113 Presley Way Ste 7
Grass Valley, CA 95945
Phone: (530) 272-8952
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(530) 671-2472 | (530) 272-8952
Call Us Today!

(530) 671-2472 | (530) 272-8952

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if I need a hearing aid?
I recommend a complimentary hearing screening done in our office. I will explain the test results based on 43 years of experience.
How long does it take to get a hearing aid?
Approximately 1 to 14 days.
How much will it improve my hearing? 
Improvement varies. Some of the variables are:
  • Degree of hearing loss
  • Type of hearing loss
  • Commitment to wearing the hearing aids
How long do hearing aids last? 
The average hearing aid lasts 4 to 7 years and should be worn most of the time.
Will people be able to see my hearing aid? 
A few are almost invisible; many are barely visible. All are less visible than eyeglasses.
What can I expect from an audiological evaluation?
The Hearing Instrument Specialist will perform a thorough assessment of the hearing mechanism, beginning with a history interview. History questions will focus on the following areas:​
  • Conditions at birth or during adolescence that may have an impact on hearing.
  • Exposure to workplace, military, or recreational noise.
  • Medications prescribed for medical conditions.
  • Past surgeries.
  • Family traits and hereditary anomalies that may be associated with hearing loss.
Following the history, the Hearing Instrument Specialist will examine the outer ear with an otoscope or video otoscope. The Hearing Instrument Specialist can observe any damage caused by the use of cotton applicators ("Q-tips"), trauma, or chronic infection. The Hearing Instrument Specialist can also observe the condition of the ear drum and determine whether the ear canal may have a buildup of earwax causing a hearing loss.
After considering a patient's history and performing a visual inspection of the outer ear, the Hearing Instrument Specialist will perform an audiological evaluation composed of a series of tests. These tests may include but are not limited to:
  • Tympanometry to assess the status of the middle ear.
  • Pure tone thresholds by air conduction and often by bone conduction to determine the degree and type of hearing loss.
  • Tests of speech threshold and speech recognition to asses comprehension of complex signals.
  • Special tests of auditory function, such as otoacoustic emissions, brainstem auditory evoked response (BAER), or balance testing.
What kinds of hearing aids are available?
Hearing aids are available in a variety of sizes and shapes, from instruments that fit behind the ear to instruments that totally fit within the ear canal and are minimally visible. Electronic circuitry has advanced significantly in the recent past, allowing patients greater sound comfort and improved speech recognition in noisy situations, to name a few. Digital and programmable hearing aids, which are adjusted via a computer connection, provide the most flexibility, allowing the audiologist to custom fit the response of the device to a specific hearing loss. Digital hearing aids can be modified if hearing changes or as your listening needs change. Your Hearing Instrument Specialist will help you choose the best instrument according to your needs and your budget.
What can I expect as I adjust to my new hearing aids?
Besides helping you to hear and understand voices better, properly adjusted hearing aids will allow you to hear sounds that previously may not have been audible. You may notice that your own voice is louder, too. Your entire auditory system will adjust to the new sounds that have not been heard for a long time. The sound of wrinkling newspaper or water running may be annoying at first. However, after about 2-3 weeks, you will notice an adjustment to these environmental sounds. Gradually increasing the amount of time you wear the hearing aids and following the schedule provided by your Hearing Instrument Specialist will result in an easier transition to amplified sound. During the initial adjustment period, you may be asked to visit the Hearing Instrument Specialist several times so that he/she may monitor your progress and adjust the controls of your hearing aid(s), if needed. These follow-up visits are crucial to your success with amplification.

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Twin Cities Hearing Aid Center
750 Colusa Ave
Yuba City, CA 95991
Phone: (530) 671-2472
M-F 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sat Appointments Available
113 Presley Way Ste 7
Grass Valley, CA 95945
Phone: (530) 272-8952
M-F 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sat Appointments Available