Pacific Coast Hearing Center is a full service community hearing center that believes that when you invest in hearing better, you deserve the very best service and support available to insure that you are getting the most from your investment.

David Gager, M.S. and Patricia Lashway, M.S.P.A., Curry and Del Norte counties' only licensed audiologists have over 50 years of combined experience in diagnosing and treating hearing problems for clients of all ages.

Why should someone with hearing loss be evaluated by an audiologist?

Audiologists hold masters or doctoral degrees from accredited universities with special training in the prevention, identification, assessment and non-medical treatment of hearing disorders. Audiologists are required to complete a full-time internship and pass a demanding national competency examination. By virtue of their graduate education, professional certification and licensure, audiologists are the most qualified professionals to perform hearing tests, refer patients for medical treatment and provide hearing rehabilitation services.

What do audiologists do?

Hearing testing. Audiologists use specialized equipment to obtain accurate results about hearing loss. These tests are typically conducted in sound-treated rooms with calibrated equipment. The audiologist is trained to inspect the eardrum with an otoscope, perform limited ear wax removal, conduct diagnostic audiologic tests, and check for medically-related hearing problems.

Hearing loss is caused by medical problems about 10 percent of the time. Audiologists are educated to recognize these medical problems and refer patients to ear, nose and throat physicians (known as otolaryngologists). Most persons with hearing impairment can benefit from the use of hearing aids, and audiologists are knowledgeable about the latest applications of hearing aid technology.

Our full-time professional staff is here five days a week to help provide the very best service and support to our clients. We are expert at cleaning, checking and troubleshooting problems with all makes of hearing aids.

As the world of digital technology advances, so does the world of digital hearing technology. Pacific Coast Hearing Center is proud to offer our clients the very latest in digital innovations and hearing systems custom fit to each individual's needs.

All testing conducted at Pacific Coast Hearing Center is done in a sound treated booth with the most up-to-date equipment and technology available. Each client receives a comprehensive evaluation and recommendations for the most personalized treatment available.

If hearing aids are recommended, our audiologists will help find the most appropriate technology for your hearing loss and lifestyle.

Pacific Coast Hearing's Mission Statement: We are committed to the hearing health and overall health of our community.

We are dedicated to excellence and the highest quality of products and services through personal attention, compassion and teamwork.

We promise to involve each client in their hearing healthcare decisions and listen to and respect their concerns and feelings.

We adhere to strict privacy practices to insure the confidentiality for all of our clients.

Let us help you hear what you have been missing.

Pacific Coast Hearing Center's hours of operation are from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Center is located at 638 Railroad Ave. in Brookings. Call (541) 469-3511 or toll free: (800) 887-4327.

Submitted by Pacific Coast Hearing Center