Mary Bailey, Sacramento, CA
I have a drawer of about 5 pairs of hearing aids that gave me factory prescribed prescriptions. My most recent pair of hearing aids were digital and programmable. I was told that was the best that could be done for me and that I needed to accept my diminished hearing loss.
I knew there had to be more and it was not until after I saw Dr. Gil Magilen that I realized what hearing I had been missing. Today, I can hear with so much more natural sounding depth and quality that I will never go back to another practitioner who does not use this technology.
Eleanor Bezanker, Walnut Creek, CA
In the past 18 years I have been receiving treatment from a variety of audiologists. I now hear delicate sounds I haven't heard in years. I understand people on TV and on the phone, much, much better. I'm enjoying music.
Ronda Bonati, President, Self Help for Hard of Hearing People, San Francisco, CA
I have been involved with problems concerning hearing for over 30 years and have heard other speakers talk about hearing aids and hearing loss but I've never quite gotten a handle on it. After hearing you I am no longer in the dark.
Maria Victoria Gonzalez, Ed. D, San Francisco, CA
What Dr. Magilen has done for me is nothing short of a miracle. I have been wearing hearing aids for the past 14 years and although I was able to function, I had to give up my teaching position three years ago at a university because I could no longer hear my students. I cannot help but thank Dr. Magilen for helping me get my life back.
Leslie Tint, President, Engineers Club of Rossmoor, Walnut Creek, CA
Dr. Gil's philosophy concerning his individualized approach to the technical phase of fitting equipment to an individuals' need appears unique to us as does his use of specialized programs and instrumentation, much of which he has developed himself. We gratefully thank Dr. Magilen for sharing his knowledge and ideas.
Prof. Randy Hamilton, Goldman School of Public Policy, U.C. Berkeley, CA
I am now once again able to contribute to professional discussions and decision making because I hear and thoroughly understand what is transpiring. The interpersonal relations that were diminished because of my hearing loss have been restored, and social events no longer cause me concern.
Ardella Jones, Walnut Creek, CA
I now hear the traffic, but it doesn't roar. I can understand what's being said on the car radio. I can hear the birds singing. You are a genius!
William Lee, Walnut Creek, CA
I have, over the years, tried a number of people who failed to provide me with benefit. Many have failed, but I am fully satisfied with Dr. Gil and his hearing center. I put it in right after I brush my teeth. That's what makes me smile.
Carol Howe, Walnut Creek, CA
You did fine-tune my old hearing aids and they were much better, but nothing like the new. Quality of life is far more important. A Happy Camper from Rossmoor.
Joe McElroy, Walnut Creek,
The amount of difference I experienced was tremendous. I can't believe how well I was able to hear compared to what I had before.
Allen J. Goebl, San Francisco, CA
As the husband of a profoundly hearing-impaired wife, my own life has been made much easier. I no longer have to turn my head to speak to her as I'm driving our car or standing at the sink, she hears me when I answer her question from another room, we carry on a normal conversation in a relatively noisy restaurant, she can hear the television and most of a movie, she now speaks easily with waiters, folks in the elevator, people on the other end of the telephone, etc.
Above all, my wife is happier than I have ever seen her since she began wearing hearing aids.
Joe Oliver, Walnut Creek, CA
The professionalism and expertise demonstrated by the staff far exceeds that of any other hearing aid provider that I have had experience with. My hearing has greatly improved. Joe Oliver, Walnut Creek, CA
Lisa Dwiggins, Crockett, CA
As a musician and teacher, I wore a hearing aid, but the sound wasn't always the best, especially when I played music because I couldn't hear the music as well as I wanted to. I would never go to another office because I am convinced that you are the best. I love my hearing aid because it helps me enjoy the wonderful world of sound. Keep up your fantastic work on behalf of the hearing impaired!
Bob Pesavento, Walnut Creek, CA
Having worn hearing aids for some 40 plus years. I turned to the Walnut Creek Hearing Aid Center. I was immediately impressed with the testing process, the experience of Dr. Magilen and his staff, and the approach used in determining my precise hearing loss. Of particular importance to me was the prompt and courteous attention given to me after an adequate period of wearing the new aids.
Rita and David Anderson, Elk Grove, CA
After struggling to "get by" for many years, my husband finally agreed that his loss of hearing was causing him to age more rapidly than he should, making him irritated and/or disinterested in company and frustrated most of the time. That was 14 years ago. After failing to get relief from the highly advertised, supposedly hi-tech gadgets guaranteed to enhance hearing, his medical doctor recommended Dr. Gil Magilen. David was negative after all the disappointments, but the excitement and enthusiasm of Dr. Gil was catching. And we were both fascinated by the intricate procedures on the first visit. I'll always remember David's first words as he was hooked up ... “so that's what you sound like?” I guess I had never really appreciated just how difficult it is to struggle to hear day after day. Needless to say after a few return visits David came home with two new ears and, honestly, the years dropped away from him and he no longer had that vacant look in group company. As I said that was 14 years ago. Since then we both retired and moved from the area and David tried a new audiologist, brand new hearing aids top of the line. For two years he struggled with these, going back again and again for adjustments but still his hearing was getting worse. Finally I said call Dr. Gil and see if he can help you. We felt a bit awkward not having been for so long but Dr. Gil immediately returned David's call and said "come in."
This has been far too long a story but I am so convinced that there are many people like David who are suffering needlessly to merely join in a pleasant conversation or enjoy their music or television. I am confident that it is not only the hearing aid that has to be operating well but it is the personalized programming that is so vital. And we certainly have no knowledge or experience of anyone who has the knowledge, dedication and enthusiasm of Dr. Gil, or is willing to take the time necessary to discover the volume highs and lows necessary and all the other intricate adjustment of tones, which I still do not understand. I hope someone will read this and get the help they need from this extraordinary man.