Patients and medical professionals prefer BrightHear because of our expertise in hearing healthcare and outstanding customer service. We offer evaluation, fitting, and verification of amplification devices, including assistive listening devices. We conduct otoscopic examinations, remove cerumen, and take ear impressions. We also select, fit, evaluate, and dispense hearing aids, state-of-the-art wireless hearing accessories, extended wear devices, and a variety of discreet or invisible hearing solutions.
We are members of the implant team (e.g., cochlear implants, middle ear implantable hearing aids, fully implantable hearing aids, bone anchored hearing aids, and all other amplification/signal processing devices.) We determine audiologic candidacy based on pure tone audiometry results and communication information. We provide pre and post-surgical assessment, counseling, and all aspects of audiologic treatment, including rehabilitation, implant programming, and maintenance of implant hardware and accessories.
BrightHear carries one of the largest selections of hearing solutions and hearing aids California can offer. Advances in today's hearing technology have made it possible to successfully treat nearly all hearing losses. BrightHear dispenses the most advanced and reliable hearing devices in Los Angeles.
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Stop in routinely for fresh hearing aid batteries! We keep a supply for you to purchase in our office. Check your batteries often and make sure there is no dirt, wax or debris interfering with the performance. Batteries that are properly charged will make a noise (a squeal) when cupped in your hand. When you cup your hand over the hearing aid after it has been inserted in your ear, it will also make a noise.
Much of today's hearing technology is compatible with your smart phone. We offer custom earmolds for cell phone headrests, Bluetooth compatible devices, hands-free options, and more.
Cerumen, or ear wax, can be removed from the ear canal so that it does not interfere with listening or comfort, especially for individuals who wear hearing aids.
These evaluations are scheduled and performed by our licensed and nationally certified Hearing Healthcare Professional. They are subject to professional fees, and insurance often covers these services.
During your examination, you will be tested using a series of low and high frequency words to determine your ability to understand conversations. We will also give you several words to repeat. The results will help us determine your percentage of hearing loss, your ability to understand speech, and how hearing aids will improve your ability to hear.
Since the various systems produce different hearing impressions, it is important for you to make a comparison yourself. For this purpose we will produce custom-made earmolds based on the exact contours of your ears. We can then ensure that your hearing aid fits perfectly.
Musicians practice and perform in a variety settings. They are exposed to high levels of sound, sometimes for long periods, which may put them at risk for permanent hearing damage. Musician's earplugs are custom-made devices that help limit the sound exposure from instruments, while still providing a rich musical experience for the performer or audience.
At the hearing aid fitting, you will receive the hearing aids you selected. They are programmed based on a prescription that is specific to each person's hearing loss. The hearing professional may make adjustments after you try the hearing aids to make sure the settings and fit are ideal for you.
Some minor hearing aid repairs can be done in the office setting in a short period of time; others will need to be sent to the manufacturer for repair. Your hearing professional can help determine what kind of a repair is necessary if you feel your hearing aid is not working properly.
We encourage ongoing cleaning and maintenance after your hearing aid purchase to ensure you receive optimum performance and benefit from your hearing aid(s). We encourage all our patients to come in for regular hearing aid check-ups and cleaning. Repairs, maintenance, cleanings, and warranties come with all brands of hearing aids. We offer in-office repairs when possible on most makes/models.
Otoacoustic emission testing allows the audiologist to understand how the outer hair cells of your inner ear are working.
Tinnitus is described as a ringing in the ear, and can range in severity. A tinnitus evaluation can help you identify how much tinnitus interferes with your daily life and if there are treatment options that can benefit you.
Tympanometry is an examination used to test the condition of the middle ear and mobility of the eardrum (tympanic membrane) and the conduction bones, by creating variations of air pressure in the ear canal.
Tinnitus is a noise or ringing in the ear when there is no other sound present. It can sometimes sound like a roaring, buzzing, whistling, or hissing noise. The sound can vary in pitch from high to low. Tinnitus can be a sign of other diseases. It can also be a sign that there is a blockage in the ear canal. It is estimated that 10 percent of the population is affected by tinnitus.
Treatment for tinnitus at BrightHear involves a sound therapy for our patients who demonstrate a hearing loss. Therefore the investment is one that serves two purposes.