Proudly Serving San Diego Since 1984 with 3 Convenient Locations

Serving San Diego’s North County since 1982!

Congratulations Dr. Illich on 40 years!! 


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Dr. Illich, with Palomar Hospital on Diabetes awareness month.

Learn more about the latest BrainHearing™ technology and how it can keep your brain sharp. Call or email our office to find out more to assist with your hearing care needs.

Education is the key to better hearing healthcare

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Providing Dependable Hearing Care Since 1984

Hearing Resources

Patient education is crucial for better hearing healthcare and more success with wearing hearing aids. Professional Hearing Associates wants you to be as informed as possible. We've put together resources to help you understand hearing loss, how to live better with hearing loss, how to prevent hearing loss, tinnitus resources and more. From understanding how your body perceives sound to exploring the different types of hearing loss, you'll find answers to your questions here.

Frequently Asked Questions

The audiologists at Professional Hearing Associates know you have questions. That's why we've put together the answers to questions we are asked most often. Don't see the answer to your question? Be sure to ask one of our audiologists.

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Different Types of Hearing Loss

Not all hearing loss is the same. Some are temporary, and other types are permanent. Aging and noise exposure aren't the only causes of hearing loss. Discover the different types and causes of hearing loss to better understand how hearing loss is treated.

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How Hearing Works

There's more to hearing than just two ears. Learn how your ears and brain work together to turn acoustic waves into the sensation we call "sound" and find out why no two people hear sound the same.

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Musicians' Hearing Loss and Prevention

Musicians have very unique hearing protection needs. Each performance and practice session can expose their ears to damaging decibel levels. However, most hearing protection distorts sound and makes performing difficult. Uncover the truth about hearing loss in musicians and how their hearing can be protected without affecting their ability to perform.

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Online Hearing Test

Do you think you or a loved one has hearing loss? Take this free online hearing test to determine if a professional audiologic diagnostic hearing evaluation is in order.

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Ringing, chirping, buzzing or whirring. No matter how you describe the sound when you hear sounds that aren't in the environment, you have tinnitus. This phantom noise affects the lives of millions of people each year. Learn the causes and treatment of tinnitus.

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