Comprehensive hearing health care for people of all ages.
Audiology Services in California
Hearing Tests in Monterey and San Benito Counties
If you have been referred to Valley Hearing Center for a diagnostic audiologic evaluation, it means that your hearing needs to be further examined. We provide comprehensive hearing tests at any of our three office locations. We offer the following types of hearing tests:
Earwax, medically known as cerumen, is naturally produced inside the ears but can build-up and become impacted. When this occurs, sounds can seem muffled or you may experience discomfort. Our hearing specialists can safely and effectively remove impacted earwax. If you have clogged ears due to cerumen, contact us today for an ear exam.
Auditory Processing Disorder
If you are having difficulty understanding speech when there is background noise, you often mishear spoken information, or you seem unusually fatigued after conversations, you may want to visit us for an Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) evaluation.
The symptoms of auditory processing disorder seem similar to hearing loss. Those with APD may experience typical signs of hearing loss, however they have relatively normal hearing. At Valley Hearing Center, our audiologist is an expert in hearing disorders and can test your word recognition ability and speech comprehension. We will work with you to find a solution to help you hear better in crowded environments.
Tinnitus is the perception of sound in your head or ears. Many describe the symptoms of tinnitus as hearing a ringing, buzzing, hissing, or whistling sound. Tinnitus affects millions of people. Some experience it on a temporary basis, for only a few seconds, while others may experience it constantly. Tinnitus itself is not a disease, but rather a symptom of another issue. Tinnitus can be caused by:
Hearing loss in children is incredibly common, in fact, approximately 1 in every 1,000 children are born with hearing loss. If you are concerned your child might have hearing loss, contact us for a full hearing test immediately. We offer pediatric hearing tests including:
Hearing Aid Services
Hearing Aid Evaluations: After we’ve evaluated your hearing, we will recommend a pair of hearing aids that will be most helpful for your unique hearing needs and lifestyle. We work with many different major manufacturers to offer a wide range of hearing aids.
Hearing Aid Repair Services: We can make minor repairs on any make or model of hearing aid in any of our office locations. If something isn’t working right with your hearing aids, bring them in. We can make adjustments, clean them, and replace certain parts to ensure they are working their best for you.
Hearing Aid Cleanings: We suggest bringing your hearing aids in every six months for a professional cleaning. Dust, dirt, and earwax can build up in the tiny components of your hearing aids, so it’s important to bring your devices in for a deep cleaning.
Live Speech Mapping: Live speech mapping is a hearing aid verification method used to ensure your hearing aids are programmed for your individual needs. When programming and fitting your hearing aids, we will ensure they are providing you with just the right amplification to help you hear better.
Industrial Hearing Screening
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has enacted requirements and procedures for hearing conservation in an effort to standardize hearing safety practices an reduce the incidence of preventable hearing damage.
At Valley Hearing Center, we provide comprehensive hearing screenings to industrial workers. We also carry earplugs for hearing protection. It is important if you work in a factory or another noisy environment to protect your hearing. If you are a worker interested in a hearing screening, or in custom hearing protection, please contact us.