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Audiology Clinic

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At the UCSF Audiology Clinic, we treat hearing loss and related auditory problems in people of all ages. The clinic works in close cooperation with a variety of specialists to provide state-of-the-art diagnostic and balance testing for patients with any degree of hearing loss or communication impairment.

We have a full-service dispensing program for hearing aids and assistive listening devices, and we offer rehabilitative services for hearing loss, dizziness and balance problems, tinnitus and hyperacusis (extreme sound sensitivity).

For children's services, see Pediatric Audiology.

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Our services include:

  • Assistive listening device dispensing
  • Auditory evoked potentials (ABR, stacked ABR, AMLR, ALR, ASSR, electrocochleography)
  • Audiologic rehabilitation, including LACE (listening and communication enhancement) program and rehabilitative classes
  • Comprehensive hearing testing
  • Earplug and swim mold dispensing of custom products, including earplugs for musicians
  • Facial nerve function monitoring
  • Hearing aid consultation and evaluation
  • Hearing aid dispensing
  • Hearing aid electroacoustic analysis and real ear probe-microphone testing
  • Hearing screening
  • Medical-legal audiologic evaluation
  • Middle ear function assessment
  • Otoacoustic emissions testing
  • Pediatric audiology (all ages)
  • Hyperacusis and tinnitus assessment, counseling and rehabilitation
  • Vestibular evaluation and rehabilitation (ENG, VNG, VEMPs, rotary chair, canalith repositioning)

Doctor referral required

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    Patient education

    Active Listening Strategies

    Experiencing hearing loss? These active listening strategies will enhance your communication to create a more positive environment than can hearing aids alone.

    Assistive Listening Devices

    Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs) can improve the hearing aid signal (what you want to hear) to noise (what you want to block out) ratio to recommended levels.

    Balance Assessment Instructions

    Certain substances can influence the body's response to balance assessment tests, reducing their validity. Read these instructions to ensure test efficacy.

    Cell Phones and Hearing Aids

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    Communicating with People with Hearing Loss

    Successful communication requires the efforts of all people involved in a conversation. Find strategies to better communicate with those with hearing loss here.

    Hearing Enhancement Devices

    There are a number of devices that can assist hearing in a variety of settings including, television listening systems, conference microphones and more.

    Protect Yourself: Loud Music and Hearing

    Hearing loss induced by noise or music can be temporary or permanent. It is a function of both the intensity and time one is exposed to the signal. Learn more.

    Rotary Chair Testing

    Rotary chair testing is typically ordered along with other balance tests, to evaluate the interaction of your eyes with structures in your inner ear and areas of the brain.

    Signaling and Text Display Systems

    People with hearing loss can benefit from signaling and substitution systems, which convert sound or key strokes into another mode. Learn more.

    Support services

    Patient Resource

    Case Management & Social Work

    Connect with a team that can help you find resources, solve problems and advocate for you during treatment at UCSF.


    Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Class

    This eight-week class teaches mindfulness practices that can reduce stress and improve your overall health, such as meditation and body awareness.

    Patient Resource

    Patient Relations

    We welcome feedback about your experience at UCSF Health. Find out how to contact us with comments, questions or concerns.

    Patient Resource

    Spiritual Care Services

    Chaplains representing many faiths are available around the clock to provide support, comfort and counsel to patients, families and caregivers.

    Special programs

    Hyperacusis Patient Management Program

    The Hyperacusis Patient Management Program is a service of the UCSF Audiology Clinic that provides treatment plans to meet individual needs of patients.

    Listening and Communication Enhancement

    Many people who experience hearing loss turn to hearing aids for help. Sometimes, hearing aids alone are not sufficient. Learn more about the program here.

    Tinnitus Patient Management Program

    The Tinnitus Patient Management Program provides a comprehensive approach to treating tinnitus, a condition characterized by a ringing in the ears or head.

    Preparing for your appointment

    What to Bring

    • Photo I.D.
    • Health insurance card
    • Insurance authorization, if required
    • Doctor's referral, if required
    • Recent test results related to your condition
    • List of your medications, including dosages, plus any you're allergic to
    • List of questions you may have
    • Device or paper for taking notes

    International Services

    If you live outside the United States and are coming to UCSF for medical treatment, our patient liaisons can help coordinate all aspects of your visit.

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    Interpreting Services

    UCSF offers interpreters in various languages, including American Sign Language (ASL), as well as services for deaf, hard-of-hearing and visually impaired patients.

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    Hospital Stays

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