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.
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
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 in addition to videonystagmography/
electronystagmography testing to evaluate your vestibular system. Learn more.
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.
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Case Management and 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 UCSF class teaches mindfulness practices, such as meditation and body awareness, that can reduce stress and improve your overall health.
We welcome feedback about your experience at UCSF Health. Find out how to contact us with comments, questions or concerns.
Spiritual Care Services
Chaplains representing many faiths are available around the clock to provide support, comfort and counsel to patients, families and caregivers. Learn more.
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.
Plan your visit
If you live in another country and are coming to UCSF for medical
treatment, our patient liaisons can help coordinate all aspects of your visit.
UCSF offers language services at no charge for patients with limited
English, as well as for patients who are deaf or have trouble hearing.
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Your Doctor Visit
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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
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