Maria Victoria Gonzalez, 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 and my ability to teach back.”
Welcome to Walnut Creek Hearing Center
Here at the Walnut Creek Hearing Aid Center we take a new approach to hearing technology, ensuring each one of our clients receive the best care possible. As a UC Berkeley-trained biophysicist and neuroscientist, Dr. Gil Magilen has been developing hearing aid fitting methods and making a case for advanced training in the hearing-aid provider community for over 35 years. Together with his daughter, Debra Zupo, he is working to bring Hearing Engineering to the world.
Dr. Gil developed and patented real-ear hearing measurement instrumentation and methods that create objective, scientifically verifiable solutions for people with hearing impairments to assure optimal performance from their hearing aids.
His methods require the detailed management of sound for each individual ear and neurological ability. He tells consumers, “If you can’t hear whispers and loud sounds comfortably and naturally, you may have been misfit.”
Properly correcting hearing impairment is a challenging and difficult task. This website contains resources to help clients understand their hearing impairment and evaluate the effectiveness of the hearing aids they buy.
“Bring us your most challenging situtation; we’ll make magic happen!”
Providing just enough comfortable amplification to get a person to become “deceptively satisfied” and buy hearing aids is easy, even if they are not receiving their proper correction. The problem for many clients is that they don’t know what a proper correction sounds like, so they don’t know what to realistically expect. This results in wasting money, buying hearing aids, and accepting benefits, significantly below their hearing potential.
Over 1 million people buy hearing aids and don’t use them. We don’t want you to be one of them! At Walnut Creek Hearing Center, we are here for you.
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The Importance of Hearing Engineering
Through the course of exploring this website, you will learn about the distinction between Hearing Engineering™ vs. standard hearing correction. Hearing Engineering is unique, and requires unparalleled technical knowledge, instrumentation, methods, and a Professional Sound Studio.
Learn more about what we do via the intro video below:
Articles by Dr. Gil
Dr. Gil contributes articles covering the subjects of hearing aid technology, the state of the hearing health industry, and beyond.
Individuals with hearing impairment have more than a mere loss of sound. This paper will discuss the nuances of human understanding and the aspects involved.
A novel approach to fitting hearing aids, successfully deployed on thousands of clients, is described in this paper.
Why We Partner with The HearStrong Foundation
Walnut Creek Hearing Aid Center is a proud partner of the HearStrong Foundation, an organization dedicated to helping people get the hearing care they need. 80% of people who have hearing loss let it go untreated. HearStrong aims to close this gap by tackling common barriers to care such as social stigmas, financial difficulties, lack of awareness and resources, and more.
HearStrong’s Efforts Include:
- Sharing the stories of remarkable people with hearing loss
- Connecting people with hearing loss to providers who can help them
- Gifting hearing aids to those in need
As a practice dedicated to helping everyone get the hearing care they deserve, HearStrong’s mission is very important to us. Together we can shatter stigmas and change the face of hearing loss!
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