Best Hearing Aids
The best hearing aids for an individual depend on may factors. Think of hearing aids as having a body style and an engine. We select the body style together to ensure that it feels comfortable, is easy for you to operate and maintain, is secure in your ear, and is the right size to meet your hearing and aesthetic needs while still solving your hearing problems. The electronics inside, the engine, largely determines the price. With the best engine, you will generally hear your best in most situations including noisy restaurants, while driving in the car, when speaking on the phone, and when in large rooms. The best engines allow us to more precisely tune the instruments and have special automatic features to provide the clearest and smoothest speech sounds with less annoyance from ambient sounds. It takes a skilled clinician who can ask the right questions, listen well to your needs, and understand the complex trade-offs involved in selecting and fine-tuning the best hearing aids for you. Dr. Weissman has training and experience with most hearing aid manufacturers’ devices, and because his practice has no financial obligations to any hearing aid company, he is one of the few providers in Marin County free to provide the solution that is best for your needs and budget.
Why We are Different?
Dr. Weissman is a graduate of the consistently top-ranked Vanderbilt Medical School Doctor of Audiology program. His training included clinical experience at Nashville’s Veteran’s Health Administration Medical Center and at a private audiology practice working with both children and adults. Before opening his practice in San Rafael, Dr. Weissman held the chief audiologist position at a four-physician ear, nose, and throat practice in Oakland. He also managed a retail-based hearing aid center in Marin County.
Prior to entering the audiology field, Dr. Weissman earned degrees in electrical engineering and biomedical engineering. His rigorous engineering training prepared him to work as a software developer, product designer and manager for several major medical device companies in Silicon Valley. Dr. Weissman’s extensive knowledge of acoustics, electronics, and medical instrumentation offers his patients a valuable edge, as he is better prepared to understand the technical features of digital hearing aids and to select and adjust devices to best suit his patients’ needs.
After having worked in a large academic medical center, a physicians’ group in Oakland, and a retail hearing aid center in Marin, I knew I could best serve individuals with hearing loss through a smaller independent practice. My vision is to get to know our patients and their individual needs – so as to best help them overcome their hearing difficulties…
… My office in San Rafael is built around blending hearing science, innovative technology, and personal service. When I worked as a retail audiologist I was permitted to dispense only one brand. I like to feel free to offer patients the devices they will get the most use out of now and that will be flexible enough to serve them well for years to come – L. Weissman.
Our services include:
- Diagnostic hearing evaluations
- Hearing aid recommendations and fittings
- Hearing aid cleaning, service, and repairs
- Custom made earplugs for noise protection, sleeping, and swimming
- Custom made musician earplugs with variable sound attenuation