The most comprehensive and affordable hearing services in Los Angeles.
Hearing Healthcare Services
At BrightHear, we are grateful for our patients who continue to trust their hearing healthcare to us. Patients and medical professionals refer to us because of our expertise in hearing health and outstanding customer service. We offer diagnostic evaluations, hearing aid fittings, and verification of hearing aids, 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 aids California can offer. Advances in today’s hearing technology have made it possible to successfully treat nearly all hearing losses. We dispense the most advanced and reliable hearing aids in Los Angeles.
Audiology and Hearing Aid Services
We offer a wide range of hearing services to help you with any of your hearing related needs.
We provide diagnostic hearing evaluations using a series of low and high frequency words to determine your ability to understand conversations by having you repeat the words you hear. 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.
All of our audiologic evaluations are performed by a certified audiologist, Jaklin Naghdi Gabaee.
Otoacoustic emission testing allows our audiologist to understand how the outer hair cells of your inner ear are working. This is performed during your diagnostic audiologic evaluation.
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. This is performed during your diagnostic audiologic evaluation.
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.
At the hearing aid fitting, you will receive the hearing aids you selected during your audiologic evaluation. They are programmed based on a prescription that is specific to your unique hearing loss. We will make adjustments as needed to ensure the hearing aids are programmed for your needs and are an ideal fit for you.
Some minor hearing aid repairs can be done in-office in a short period of time; others will need to be sent to the manufacturer for repair. We will help you determine what kind of repair is necessary if you feel your hearing aid is not working properly.
We encourage ongoing cleaning and maintenance of your hearing aids to ensure you receive optimum performance and benefit from your devices. 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 and models.
Cerumen (earwax) can be removed from the ear canal so that it does not interfere with listening or comfort, especially for those who wear hearing aids.
We can make custom-made earmolds based on the exact contours of your ears, ensuring your hearing aids or your earplugs fit perfectly. Custom earplugs and hearing protection are a great way to ensure your ears are protected from loud noise. If you often listen to live music, attend concerts, work with power tools, or watch fireworks, you should wear hearing protection.
Musicians practice and perform in a variety of 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.
Many of today’s hearing aids are compatible with your smartphone. In addition, we offer custom earmolds for cell headsets, Bluetooth compatible devices, hands-free options, and more.
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.
We carry the following sizes of hearing aid batteries:
- Size 10 (yellow)
- Size 312 (brown)
- Size 13 (orange)
- Size 675 (blue)
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 but not always. 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. Contact our office for more information on how to experience relief from tinnitus or to make your appointment.