As a precautionary measure, we are working with a limited staff in the office to ensure social distancing and have closed our office to all in-person appointments/services. We are doing our best to ensure the needs of our clients are being met during this time. If you need over the phone trouble shooting with your hearing aids or listening devices, an audiologist or clinical manager will be available from 9:00am to 2:00pm Monday through Friday, until further notice. Please call (415) 921-7658 or follow our Facebook page for updated clinic information.
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The Hearing and Speech Center of Northern California is partnering with Project Homeless Connect

The Hearing and Speech Center of Northern California is partnering with Project Homeless Connect (PHC) by offering hearing services to San Francisco’s homeless, and near homeless, through the Community Day of Service program. Project Homeless Connect is a nonprofit organization that collaborates with city agencies, businesses, organizations, and the community to offer comprehensive services by […]

Dating with Hearing Loss

First dates are stressful enough. Add hearing loss into the mix and you might decide living the life of a hermit is the easier choice. But there’s no need to shy away from a fun evening out and getting to know somebody better. Even if you’re in a committed relationship, the occasional date night is […]

Community Spotlight: Sara Oser

Meet Sara Oser, one of the co-founders and presidents of the Hearing Loss Association of America North Bay Chapter. Together with Tawna Cooley and Donn Nisja, she works to build a chapter that informs, educates, supports and advocates for people with hearing loss. Sara first became involved with the HLAA after attending the national convention […]

Summer Camps at the Center: The Youth Programs Take a Hike

Learning doesn’t only happen during the school year here at the Center! For the past eight years we have partnered with the YMCA-Camp Jones Gulch to provide a fun and educational camp for middle and high school students. This year a group of eleven kids, ages six to thirteen, attended camp in the Marin Headlands. […]

Back to School! Changes and Growth at the Center’s Preschool

It’s been a summer of growth and change for the renamed Chatterbugs Preschool here at the Hearing and Speech Center! With the addition of a new classroom, new teacher, and new name, we are incredibly excited to watch our preschool become a leader in early childhood education. The new name, Chatterbugs Preschool, was created by […]

Importance of Regular Hearing Tests

Hearing loss affects one out of three adults ages 65 or older. Hearing impairment develops gradually that many aren’t aware of a problem until it has advanced beyond a treatable stage. This can be avoided…

Brain Fitness & Hearing Loss

Recent studies have shown a link between hearing loss and dementia. Patients with moderate to severe hearing loss are most at risk for developing degenerative cognitive disorders. A study to look at the effects of Brain Fitness software was conducted on participants with a wide range of hearing abilities, the results were impressive.

Auditory System Deprivation and Its Long-Term Effects

When it comes to maintaining the auditory system, we lose it if we don’t use it; just as the muscles in our bodies become sore when we exercise after a period of doing nothing. The auditory system has a hard time getting back into shape, especially if your patient has gone a long time without treating their hearing loss and they suddenly decide to wear hearing devices.

Protect Your Hearing This Summer

It’s summertime, and the livin’ is easy. But outdoor activities can lead to noise-induced hearing loss if you are not careful. People of all ages should take extra precautions to protect their hearing during the summer months. When the weather is warm, our natural inclination is to go outside. Many popular summer activities can be […]

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