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Restore Hearing Clarity, Reduce Tinnitus, and
Improve Cognitive Function with Hearing Treatment

Folsom Office

Placerville Office

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hearing loss & tinnitus treatment consultation

Restore Hearing Clarity, Reduce Tinnitus, and Improve Cognitive Function with Hearing Treatment

Folsom Office

Placerville Office

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Restore Hearing Clarity, Reduce Tinnitus, and
Improve Cognitive Function with Hearing Treatment

Folsom Office

Placerville Office

Our Approach

our approachOur Approach to Hearing Treatment & Care at Cognitive Hearing Centers

Our approach at Cognitive Hearing Centers was forged by Dr. Darrow, a world-renowned Neuroscientist and Clinical Audiologist. He is the only Neuroscientist practicing audiology in America. From his doctoral work at M.I.T. and Harvard Medical School to his clinical practice in Worcester Massachusetts, Dr. Darrow has influenced the treatment of hearing loss and patient care for hundreds of thousands of patients across the country. From start to finish, he believes in a thorough process with a focus on the patient and their loved ones.

1. Before Your Appointment at Cognitive Hearing Centers:

Our commitment to each patient begins before you ever step foot in our hearing center. To provide education to our patients on our process and treatment options, we will send you an information packet, along with Dr. Darrow’s best-selling ‘Stop Living In Isolation’ book and accompanying audio CD. In this book, Dr. Darrow will answer two-dozen of the most popular questions he has received from his patients over the past 20 years. Everything from ‘how are hearing loss and dementia connected?’, to ‘what are the different treatment options?’, to ‘how affordable are hearing loss treatment options?.

2. Free Dr. Darrow-Approved Hearing Assessment

Dr. Darrow’s Approved Hearing Assessment is a comprehensive screening procedure intended to define the degree of your hearing loss and examine the impact of hearing loss on how you understand words and conversation in both quiet and background noise environments. The best hearing treatment begins with the best evaluation, and Excellence in Audiology™ certified centers all over the country are using Dr. Darrow’s proven evaluation skills to provide the best treatment in restoring clarity.

3. NeuroTechnology™ Hearing Aids and Treatment Options: The Journey to Improved Speech Understanding

We hear with our brains, not our ears.

NeuroTechnology™, the new generation of hearing loss technology, is designed to treat the cognitive impairments of hearing loss. Unlike traditional hearing aids that are manufactured to simply make things louder, today’s treatment options restore clarity of speech in all listening situations, including rooms with significant background noise. There are several NeuroTechnology™ hearing aid options available depending on the results of your hearing assessment.

NeuroTechnology™ stimulates the auditory system dependent on several factors, including the extent of impairment and the delay in treating hearing loss (e.g. how long have you been living with untreated hearing loss). Treatment begins at the initial appointment and over the first few weeks, there is an adaptive process occurring as your brain becomes adapted to restored clarity.

4. Adaptation to NeuroTechnology™

In an ideal world, we would begin treatment on the first day that your hearing loss started. However, in the real world, statistics tell us that people tend to wait for an average of 7 years before starting hearing treatment.

Stimulation of the auditory system has a positive impact on the entire brain – and needs to be delivered at a conservative pace to ensure a successful treatment. Dr. Darrow’s method of adapting clarity and volume levels within the first few months has been shown to be the most effective treatment rate – with the highest patient satisfaction.

Upon beginning treatment, you can expect new experiences and new sounds and will visit the office 2-3 times over the first 30-60 days to dial in on exact sound stimulation levels. While science is the driving force behind NeuroTechnology™, patient experience and feedback help guide the treatment process.

Understanding the adaptive process of the brain is the basis for our comprehensive training program that encompasses total auditory rehabilitation and active, engaged living for our patients. As your hearing diminished over time, so did your brain’s ability to orient, localize, and focus on the speech sounds you want to hear. Think of this stage of treatment as the “physical therapy” for your ears.

Our comprehensive auditory and brain stimulation program will help you think faster, focus better, and remember more of what you hear.

5. Scientific Verification of Improved Hearing Ability

It is critical that treatment is scientifically verified and validated. ‘Real-ear’ measurements provide a method to objectively assess the accuracy and stimulation levels of NeuroTechnology™ when placed in the patient’s ear. Real-ear measurements are considered the “gold standard” method for achieving proper clarity and stimulation.

6. Ongoing Relationship & Personalization of Hearing Needs

Your hearing needs continue to change throughout your life and so we value our ongoing relationship with patients. We commit to working with you for many years. Our comprehensive treatment program includes service, cleanings, supplies, annual hearing assessments and ongoing support for years to come. When you work with our practice you have a partner in enhanced hearing and improved quality of life and we will always look forward to seeing you whenever you need our help.

As one of the premier hearing centers in Folsom & Placerville, CA our Audiologist, Hearing Instrument Specialists, and team at Cognitive Hearing Centers also provide 5-star-rated hearing care to patients from Orangevale, El Dorado Hills, Fair Oaks, Pollock Pines & Diamond Springs, CA and Surrounding Areas.