for people of all ages.
We offer diagnostic hearing tests in Tarzana, CA, for patients of all ages, even children (ages 4 and up). A hearing test is the first step in determining if a hearing loss is present as well as what degree it is. During the test, we will assess your ability to hear various sounds at different frequencies. We will track your results on an audiogram.
During your hearing exam, we will perform a series of tests, including:
Equilibrium can be disrupted by abnormalities in the inner ear. When your sense of balance is off, you can feel unsteady, dizzy, and experience an increase in falls. As audiologists, we can help you by diagnosing balance disorders and offering solutions tailored to you.
To determine if a vestibular disorder is present, we will perform the following tests:
Sometimes vertigo and tinnitus (ringing in the ears) can occur together. If you are experiencing multiple symptoms that are disrupting your quality of life, you should visit us for a full audiological evaluation.
Hearing Aid Services
Hearing Aid Fittings
Once we have the results of your audiogram and you’ve chosen a hearing aid that suits your needs, we will expertly fit those devices to you. Hearing aids should sit comfortably and securely in or around your ear. Depending on the type of device you choose, we can create custom earmolds that are fit perfectly to your ear shape. We will also program your hearing aids to your exact hearing prescription, so they are customized to you.
Hearing Aid Repair Services
If something isn’t working quite right with your hearing aids, bring them into our office. Our team are experts in hearing technology and can make most repairs in-office. If required, we can send your hearing aids to the manufacturer for you for more severe repairs.
Hearing Aid Cleanings
To get the most of your devices, it’s important to bring them in for regular maintenance. Earwax, dust, and other tiny debris can build-up in the small components of your hearing aids, causing them to malfunction. We provide professional cleanings for your hearing aids to keep them performing their best.
Earwax, medically known as cerumen, is a natural function of healthy ears. However, sometimes earwax can build-up in the ear canal, causing discomfort, clogged ears, and muffled hearing. If you have a build-up of earwax that is bothering you, contact us for an appointment. Our audiologists can safely and effectively remove earwax in-office.
Prolonged noise exposure is one of the most common causes of hearing loss in people of all ages, with a recent increase in young adults. Live music, motorsports, and power tools can all be detrimental to hearing if exposed to on a regular basis.
For musician’s and frequent live music listeners, you may often experience a ringing in your ears after a concert. Tinnitus (ringing in the ears) is often a symptom of prolonged noise exposure. Prolonged exposure to any noise over 85 decibels can damage your hearing. As a musician, it’s important to protect your hearing in order to continue to hear your music with optimal clarity. Wearing custom hearing protection, such as musician earplugs or in-ear monitors, are a great way to ensure you are still hearing your music while protecting your ear health.
At SoCal Hearing West Valley, we can create custom fit earmolds, earplugs, and in-ear monitors for optimal hearing protection.
Have you ever heard a buzzing, humming, rattling, ringing, or whistling sound in your ears? You’re not alone. Tinnitus, also known as “ringing in the ears,” is incredibly common, affecting almost 50 million people in the U.S. Tinnitus itself is not a disease, but rather a symptom of another condition. Tinnitus can be the result of:
While there is no cure for ringing in the ears, there are tinnitus treatments that can alleviate your symptoms. Two popular management options for tinnitus are hearing aids and maskers. If you have hearing loss in conjunction with tinnitus, hearing aids can help you. We carry tinnitus masking hearing aids that will play soothing sounds in your ears, distracting your brain from tinnitus.