Santa Barbara Audiology

Welcome

 

Thank you to everyone for your patience during the pandemic.  We are now making appointments for people who have gotten a Covid 19 vaccine.

 

About the Vaccine

If you've looked at my bio, you've seen that I've been a subject in clinical research and I've also helped researchers communicate with the FDA.  Some people wonder if the Covid vaccine is safe.  Did they go too fast?  The short answers are yes, and no.  One thing that slows a study down is finding enough people to study.  In the case of Covid, the entire world was affected, so that wasn't so hard.  To understand other reasons why the development went so fast, check out the "The Machine that Made the Vaccine" podcast on Bio Eats World.  Long story short, we got lucky because they'd been studying everything for years before Covid.

Note that Stephane Bancel, the CEO of Moderna, has an accent.  Even with perfect hearing, it's hard to understand him.  To turn on captions:

1. open the podcast in Chrome

 

2. start the podcast

3. click on the  note symbol in the upper right hand corner of the screen: 

 

4. click on the slider next to "live caption".

 

 

About Hearing Aids

We carry all major manufacturers.  Of course, this begs the question, "Which one is the best?"  The answer is, "The best for who?"  They're all very competitive and constantly evolving.  So, here are the links to the different manufacturers.