Are You Getting Full Benefit from Your Hearing Instruments?

June 17, 2015

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Is there a way to ensure you’re getting maximum benefit for FREE?

An invitation to those living in the Greater Los Angeles area

If you are not completely satisfied with your hearing instruments, it may be because they were programmed or fitted incorrectly. We can determine whether your hearing aids were properly programmed and fitted and, if you wish, we will adjust them for FREE.

We promise you:

•  A thorough check to determine whether your hearing aids were properly programmed and adjusted

•  If we determine your instruments need to be adjusted, we will fine-tune them correctly based on your type and degree of hearing loss and lifestyle*

•  You will feel comfortable, relaxed and communicated to professionally for the duration of your visit

Why do we offer you this service for free? Simple. We’re confident that when you experience what we can do for you, you will choose Hearing Aid Services of Hollywood when you feel it is time to upgrade to new hearing instruments. Also, we’re confident you will recommend us to others.

Call or e-mail us for an appointment today!

* If your hearing instruments are analog rather than digital, there will be a limited ability to adjust. Instruments must be functioning to qualify for an adjustment.

Oticon New Brain-Based Hearing Technology

March 25, 2015

Oticon’s new designRITE product line features the latest version of the Inium microchip’s brain-based hearing technology. These receiver-in-the-canal style hearing instruments use the innovative Youmatic  system. Youmatic is an interactive question and answer process that addresses each patient’s cognitive abilities, sound perception and listening needs. The complex algorithm analyzes the information to provide a customized hearing aid response. This results in improved audibility and understanding in all listening environments.

Coming Soon: Jeff Grama’s Evaluation of the new Oticon Alta 2™, which is built on the new Inium Sense platform and incorporates brain-based hearing technology.


5 things we do to make sure choosing the best hearing devices for you is a satisfying experience

February 13, 2015

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#1: FREE 45-Day Trial with NO upfront costs: On your good credit, not even a deposit is required!

#2: Our customer service promise: We promise you will be treated warmly, cordially and attentively each time you visit our office… and you will feel comfortable and relaxed.

#3: We will choose the best hearing instruments for you based on your budget, lifestyle and type of hearing loss: We pretest all of the leading manufacturers’ hearing aids when first introduced to determine what type of hearing loss each is most suited for. This allows us to easily select the make and model that will work best for you.

#4: Free follow-up visits: You may have questions during the free trial period and wish to visit us. Come in once, twice or more! There is no charge and you will always see Jeff Grama, our audiologist. (Please make an appointment so he has adequate time to address your needs.)

#5: Returning the instruments is easy: Nearly all of our patients are thrilled with our hearing aid trial program and purchase the devices they try, but there is no penalty for deciding not to buy. What is important is that you made an attempt!

Our Pledge to You

Your life will change dramatically when you begin wearing your new hearing instruments. Because your devices will be correctly fitted and properly programmed, you will rapidly get accustomed to wearing them and find them easy to use. You will be amazed at how your hearing aids reopen the world of sound and restore pleasure to your life. Sooner than you might think, daily use of your instruments will be as routine as putting on a pair of glasses or placing your car keys in your pocket. And, chances are, most people won’t realize you’re wearing them! 

Keep Your Hearing Instruments Up to Date

August 5, 2014

Could Your Hearing Instruments Perform Better?

Your hearing instruments were programmed using the latest version of software available when you first received them. During the lifespan of all products, however, the manufacturers continually develop ways of making them perform better. These improvements are sent to us via the Internet as upgrades of the programming software.

So, it’s important for you to visit our office regularly to get these updates. At each appointment, we will clean and check your units to make sure that they are working properly. Then, in a minute or two, we’ll input any software improvements into your instruments and assistive listening devices.

Changes to your lifestyle may require program modifications to improve your ability to hear in certain situations. For example, if you have begun to attend L.A. Philharmonic concerts, a program can be added to heighten your enjoyment of symphonic music.

I recently had the pleasure of reconnecting with long-time patient “George F.” During the visit, he expressed concern that his hearing had diminished and told me his hearing aids were “not that good anymore.”

When I examined his instruments, I found the earmold tubing had hardened and the microphone filters were plugged with debris. After cleaning the units and changing the tubing and mic filters, I placed the hearing aids in his ears, and he could not believe how much clearer my voice sounded.

George mentioned he had joined a singing group at his church, and I suggested that we add a music program to his hearing aids. After doing his software upgrade, George treated me to an entertaining rendition of “Old Man River” from the musical Showboat.

Had George come in for regular check-ups, he would have avoided the frustration he experienced. I recommend that you make an appointment to see me (or a local audiologist, if you reside outside of the greater los Angeles area) every six months. This will ensure that your hearing aids continue to function as designed and programmed. Jeff