Patient Stories

What Do patients Say About Partnering
with UpState Hearing Instruments?

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"I had always told Scott when I was ready for aids I would come to Upstate. So professional and attentive to my needs. I feel like I'm back in the world now. Thank you to everyone involved."

- Shirley C.
September 2023

"So helpful and professional at a crazy time in my life!"

- Carole H.
September 2023

"I will get my hearing aids from you when my finances stablize. Thank you for being there for my Mother (Alma Hill) and I."

- Wilma G.
September 2023

"This is my third pair. Always awesome service!"

- Chadena A.
August 2023

"Joshua Fockler is the best!"

- Ronald E.
August 2023

"Great staff"

- Steven M.
August 2023

"Staff is a treasure"

- Marilyn P.
August 2023

"Your business is very kind and considerate. I appreciate your responsiveness to my needs. You treat me well."

- Ron D.
July 2023

"Jake is awesome! He is very knowledgeable, pleasant, compassionate, and patient. He explained everything thoroughly and answered all of our questions especially in an uncomplicated, easy to understand way. Your online survey is not easy to access although we were offered assistance from staff."

- Paul F.
July 2023

"Christa Atwood provided my husband with such caring and professional service. She really listened, and seemed to care about his individual needs, and worked to adjust the hearing aids until they relieved his problem w/ tinnitus. He was unable to function before our visit, but Christa's openness and personal approach resolved the issue. Thanks to her, I have my husband back! I also want to acknowledge Rene Younie for going above and beyond to help us. These ladies really do care, and are the reason I will continue to recommend Upstate Hearing Instruments for hearing issues."

- Heather & John M.
July 2023

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"It's a happy place! With an understanding, knowledgable, friendly staff."

- Dee D.
July 2023

"Jake was the most helpful, gave excellent explanations of process and future needs."

- Vincent N.

"My appointment was very pleasant and helpful. Thanks for being so patient with this old lady!!!"

- Yvonne B.

"Christa is very helpful & professional. Rene the receptionist is wonderful too."

- Cindy Mo.

"The office is friendly, Christa had me try different ones. Now I am staying with this office for my one hearing aid paired with the implant."

- Jim P.

"Very accomodating for my appointments, friendly office and knowledgeable staff."

- Betty F.

"Stacy and Joshua have been very patient with me on my learning phase! They are very helpful. I am slowly on my way to better word recognition. My thanks the whole staff!"

- Dottie W.
July 2023

"My conservatee wears a lyric hearing aid. We came to you because the doctor said she needed the help of a hearing aid in one ear. When we learned there was one that could just stay in, we were so excited because then she wouldn't be able to fiddle with it. The hearing aid almost always performs beautifully of the prescribed weeks. It has made my job and her other care givers jobs much easier. Thank you so very much."

- Karen Y. Conservator for Roberta S.
July 2023

"We love Renee & Christa. They are wonderful & very helpful and kind."

- David A.
July 2023

"They are very friendly & loving. They are just great."

- Joyce C.
July 2023

"After years of suffering from Tinnitus, UpState Hearing was the 1st to offer a solution to manage it. It's great to finally have peace when I'm sitting silently instead of the constant ringing."

- Unknown
June 2023

"Very professional! Good product! Having the remote office in Weaverville is a big plus!"

- Sal L.
June 2023

"Excellent help & service from all, especially Joshua & Jake."

- Stephen E.
May 2023

"Very pleased with dramatic improvement in hearing aids over the Costco ones I was using!"

- Daniel J.
April 2023

"Super happy so far! Thanks! PS - love the personal service - good explanations, you always get a live person when you call and paper questionnaires for old fashioned people."

- Pam Clifton
April 2023

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"You folks are superstars! Personable & professional. Thank you."

- Don Scherba

"I was very comfortable with all the test. Glad that I was understood about the cost for me right."

- Bonnie Weber

"I am loving you all for helping me hear. You guys are the best, caring people I know."

- Sheila Wentz
June 2023

"Look forward to future visits as I am more prepared to purchase devices."

- Catherine R.

"Christa is a great audiologist! Very professional, nice and understanding. Rene is a very nice efficient and professional receptionist. I'm very glad my audiologist (Lisa Bellow) in Palm Desert recommended you!"

- Jesse C
May 2023

"Christi & Rene went out of their way to help me find and see the aids which would be best for me and to resolve any problem or questions. Christi is very knowledgable, not only with the aids, but also with helping set up the phone and other devices. I appreciate the kindness and friendly, considerate manner of both Christi and Rene."

- Arlene H.
May 2023

"Always helpful, informative and available. Very comfortable environment, will work with you to find the perfect fit. It's good to know there are several locations to call on if I'm away from home, too."

- Mary C.
April 2023

"I am delighted with the care I have received."

- Barbara B.
April 2023

"Would you recommend our office to help friends/family with their hearing needs? Yes"

- Stuart A.
April 2023

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"I did not realize what I was missing, as gar as what I could not hear. I didn't know I was missing the sound of the frogs at night or the sound of the river - the wind in the trees. Don't miss out - you don't want to miss out. :)"

- Doreen S.
March 2023

"Best service ever! I still need to get used to the new technology that's all...Hopefully in time I'll get it all down. :)"

- Barbara L.S.
March 2023

"The tryout period was hugely important!! We didn't know what questions to ask until we shed them. The staff was about getting dual appointments, answering questions, I can't praise them enough. Who doesn't like people who love dogs?"

- James R.K.
March 2023

"I am so impressed by the professional service and attitude of this officer. Christa is excellent in explaining my individual needs in researching aids in making my hearing world improved. I can tell she has the educated background in using available resources to the patients individual needs. The ongoing support is greatly appreciated and the office, including Rene make it easy to get in for adjustments. Christa's help in connecting my TV device was a godsend."

- M.B.
March 2023

"Josh is fantastic. Any problem I've had he has corrected. He is very informative."

- Diane P.
March 2023

"I have been so pleased with every aspect of my experience with Upstate Hearing. The office is inviting and the staff is friendly, always looking for ways to assist. The thoroughness of exams is exceptional. What really impresses me is the willingness to trouble=shoot problems and find a solution to better my hearing. It's remarkable how much my hearing has improved since I found UpState Hearing. I highly recommend Christa Atwood and UpState Hearing!"

- Patricia V.
March 2023

"Would you recommend our office to help friends/family with their hearing needs? Yes"

- Dory H.
March 2023

"Would you recommend our office to help friends/family with their hearing needs? Yes"

- Dottie L.
March 2023

"How man stars would you give us? 6+!"

- Sheila F.

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"Scott was extremely helpful and explained what I needed to know very well. The office staff is so friendly, the office is very clean and I feel like I will always be well serviced with my new hearing 'cross aids'. Thank you."

- Paulette B.
January 2023

"I have worn hearing aids since the age of 6 (currently 74) and have been to many hearing specialists throughout the years... some were very good, and some not so good..... but never have I seen the quality of service as I have seen and experienced with Upstate Hearing Instruments they are OUTSTANDING! My husband and I recently attended atteneded a seminar at their beautiful office and thoroughly enjoyed the people there; learning how to use the latest technology, connecting to our cell phones, Bluetooths, and etc. If you are looking for some very special people who care, are knowledgeable, patient, and truly interested in helping you to improve quality of life when it comes to hearing better- this is the place! They have been, and still are, very helpful to me. My husband and I highly recommend them. Go to Upstate Hearning Instruments and be UPLIFTED! You won't be disappointed."

- Barbara S.
February 2023

"See previous testimony entered online for extensive commentary about Upstate Hearing and Christa Atwood or Rene Younie specifically. Both ladies are top notch."

- Anonymous
February 2023

"Rene and Christa are both exceptionally friendly and courteous. Christa has been the best, most professional dispenser person I have worked with in all the years I have been using hearing aids. I can tell she is passionate about helping me be happy with my level of hearing with my new hearing aids and I am impressed by the way she uses all her resources to."

- Martha P.
February 2023

"Have been with Upstate since about 1991. I have been very happy with them."

- Cheryl W.
February 2023

"Christa is the best at her job. She not only explains how the hearing aids work, I asked for her to write things down so I can understand and remember how to turn volume up and down. Renee is wonderful, accommodating, friendly and also very knowledgeable at her job. They make it easy to refer family/friends to them. "

- Donetta K. & Lila S.
February 2023

"Exceptional, personalized service and quality products."

- Patricia T.
February 2023

"Very helpful, explains things well, would recommend!"

- Tracy K.
March 2023

"I'm satisfied with the sound quality and with the improvement. I just had expected the quality of the instruments to be greater with the advancements with technology."

- Thomas M.
March 2023

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"Have always enjoyed coming to see Stacy for my hearing care. Everyone at Upstate has been very helpful and friendly - a very welcoming place."

- Barbara S.
November 2022

"The service at Upstate Hearing Instruments has been fantastic."

- Lazaris
December 2022

"Stacy is a true professional helping me to pick the correct hearing aids for me. She is very thorough and answered all my questions."

- Kathleen R.
December 2022

"Love all the staff, everyone s so nice and they care for their patients."

- Betty
December 2022

"Great place to work with and now I can hear what they are saying."

- Scott
December 2022

"Thank you for providing an excellent experience!"

- Ted
January 2023

"I requested a different style of aid after 6 months with an over ear style. You honored my request without hassle or additional cost. Thank you!"

- J.
January 2023

"This is my second pair of aids from Upstate. I have been very happy - the staff are so nice and make every effort to provide satisfactory service. The service I have received has been exceptional!"

- Karen
January 2023

"It's hard to get good help and people with such a wonderful attitude. He treated us so nice. Thank you Josh."

- Louis S.
January 2023

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"Always able to help with hearing problems. In the 10+ years I have been a patient there they have always been helpful."

– Diane M.B.

"Joshua was such a great person to do business with, made us feel so comfortable in learning about hearing loss and hearing aids. He had a very fun personality and down to earth, and was out to give you the best product for your situation. Highly recommend them."

- Kiplynn M.
October 2022

"Totally impressed with service and care I was given. Joshua Fickler is certainly dedicated in serving his clients. It was a pleasure working with him."

- Alice M.
October 2022

"After wearing aids for a while itching occur so they are removed. Currently only using for TC viewing at level 11-15 vs 30."

- Jennifer S.
October 2022

"In alloy many years I have never done business that goes out of their way to be so helpful. Their associates alone go above and beyond what is normally expected. They are kind, thoughtful, considerate and exceedingly knowledgeable regarding their business. Thank you!"

- Jan G.
November 2022

"Joshua Fockler is great, he has a lot of patience with me, and I wouldn't want anyone else."

- Barbara S.
November 2022

"Super pleased that:
I can hear so well now, that device is comfortable all day, long. I am still puzzling through the App with phon calls and the left side disconnects - will stop by for some training."

- J.H.
November 2022

"Thank you for restoring my quality of life through hearing!"

- Nancy S.
November 2022

"Joshua F. was great, he did an amazing job and was very professional!"

- Jerome B.
October 2022

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"Given my age (97) I am very happy to have Upstate Hearing in my life. I trust you to give me the best service possible."

– Gin P.
August 2022

"Scott does a wonderful job. Getting this new device requires understanding the manual. He has helped me with this. I am still learning!"

– Douglas H.
August 2022

"Joshua was very friendly, very knowledgable and thorough."

– Ron S.
September 2022

"The staff at Upstate hearing went above and beyond my expectations. From my initial phonemail to the actual, the staff was so professional in making sure I had the right hearing aids, all the features needed to improve my hearing and the proper financing. Very relaxed and comfortable experience. I would recommend them to any and all persons looking to improve their quality of hearing. "

– Doug C.
September 2022

"I've been more than pleased with Upstate over the years and am sure I will be as long as I'm here."

– Anonymous

"Scott listened to my concerns and showed me how to utilize the aids. He made adjustments on the second visit and set up connections with my cell phone. I look forward to working with him for a long time."

– Ginger O.
September 2022

"So far everything has gone just GREAT. If things keep up as well as they have so far, I will continue to be very pleased."

– Lois M.

"I had Stacy Dunn in Red Bluff and she was very professional, caring, easy to understand, sweet and a very down to earth person. I enjoyed my visits."

– Thelma M.
October 2022

"I have dealt with two people during the test process, both very professional and really know their stuff! Genuinely care about my hearing health and not just a job! To me that means a lot. Jessica K on the phones is awesome too!"

– Mark H.
October 2022

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"I think your office was very professional and took the time to explain my particular hearing loss and how the hearing aids will help my hearing. I can hear high tones now that I hadn't realized I was missing such as the dog prancing on the hardwood floors."

– Jill B.
March 2022

"All staff I met were always professional and competent. Never felt rushed at any type of appointment. Christa is very knowledgeable and answers all questions clearly and thoroughly. Discovering Upstate was such a relief; knowing that hearing loss treatment is a long-term commitment and relationship. Anticipate many years of great service."

– Sandy C.
March 2022

"I have worn hearing aids for over 25 years. You company is the very best!!!"

– Norma C.
March 2022

"Really like the remodel of the office, clean and professional."

– Jean B.
March 2022

"Upstate Hearing is wonderful. The friendliness and service of the staff is invaluable and I feel time flies about you all."

– Laurie S.
July 2022

"Very friendly service. Nice environment and surroundings. Love the cookies. Thank for bringing me back to the hearing world. Truly amazing."

– Tom B.
July 2022

"Emergency help when needed. Very helpful provider (Ken) and Staff."

– Donna N. For Leon
July 2022

"I've told you how kind and helpful you were to my sis-in-law and I'm so glad that I came to you for my hearing loss. "

– Barb G.
August 2022

"Best place in town."

– Nolan I.
August 2022

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"I love UpState Hearing. Ken is very knowledgeable and always takes care of my hearing needs and concerns. The staff is always friendly and helpful. I give them 5 stars right down the line. Thanks, UpState!"

– Patrick L.
February 2021

"The service at UpState Hearing is excellent! They are a very caring, knowledgeable practice."

– Jeanne L.
February 2021

"Love it there! People are wonderful!"

– Susan R.E.
February 2021

"I first realized that I was having trouble hearing during a meeting at work. Upon visiting UpState Hearing Instruments, I found them to be very welcoming! Hearing aids have allowed me to hear my grandkids. If you’re concerned about your hearing, you will be very happy with your decision if you visit UpState Hearing Instruments."

– Holly
January 2021

"I was struggling to hear at work which was impacting my job. My first impressions of UpState Hearing Instruments was how great Ken’s presentation was. As I’m practically deaf without my hearing aids, they have greatly impacted my life. My advice to anybody that is considering visiting UpState Hearing Instruments is that it’s the place to go – it’s full of great people, especially Stacy!"

– Mike
January 2021

"I first realized that I might have a hearing loss when I was unable to hear normal conversations in a crowd. At first, I was concerned that I was too young for hearing aids and about the stigma of wearing hearing aid devices. During my first visit to UpState Hearing, I thought everyone there was very professional, they answered all of my questions, and they were compassionate. I can definitely hear better with my hearing aids! I love that I can stream with all of my devices. UpState Hearing is absolutely the best, they are easy to work with, and they offer good follow-up. P.S. Josh was the best!!!"

– J.M.S
January 2021

"I first realized that I might have a hearing loss when I was working and noticed that previously I could tell when my phone was ringing no matter where I was in the room, and then I couldn’t tell where the ringing was coming from. I noticed even when I was next to my phone that I couldn’t distinguish which phone was ringing. I was also concerned, as I was asking more and more people to repeat themselves and my family was very frustrated.
 
Upon my first visit to UpState Hearing, I thought the office was friendly and kind, and the technician was very accurate in describing my symptoms. I liked the entire staff. They were helpful, knowledgeable, and friendly. With my hearing aids, I can hear so much better now. Hearing aids have made AOLs so much easier. I have told several people about UpState Hearing and I would openly recommend them."

– Claudia Joy O’C.
January 2021

"I first noticed my hearing loss a year or two ago. “Huh?” became a common conversation starter. I was concerned about the looks and bulkiness of hearing aids. My first impression of UpState Hearing Instruments was very good. Joshua has a winning personality and appears knowledgeable and professional. I have enjoyed hearing better and not having to ask people to repeat themselves as much. UpState Hearing Instruments is very positive, professional and productive."

– GD
January 2022

"I felt comfortable visiting the office. I found the staff professional, capable and personable. I hope they can help me in the future."

– Michael G.
March 2022

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There were multiple indicators that signified that I had a hearing loss, but I had a small hesitation to address this because of the stigma and concerns about resistance to sweating, exercising, batteries and convenience. My first experience of UpState Hearing Instruments were the immediate increase in hearing levels, awareness of environmental sounds and noise. I now can’t imagine life without them, most notably the Bluetooth aspect with my iPhone, Audible books and TV. My advice to you if you’re concerned about your hearing and considering visiting UpState Hearing Instruments is to “go for it”.

– Don S.
January 2021

"It was 15 years ago that Robert noticed he had a “loss of high frequency.
 
While visiting a hearing clinic for the first time can be scary, he thought the team was “friendly and professional.”
 
In particular, he thought, “Scott did a great job!”

– Robert D. V.
June 2021

"After I retired, I noticed the hearing in my left ear was not good. I got an aid for that ear. I lived in the Bay area and purchased the aid there. UpState Hearing is a very pleasant place. The staff is warm and friendly, and they served very good cookies and coffee.
 
They outfitted my aids for both ears and I am now on my third set. Hearing aids make it so I hear better. They tested me and found a loss of 40% more in my left ear. They clean the aids, test you frequently, and make sure you are comfortable. You come in shortly after the new aids and make sure you know how to use, clean, and store aids, and they’ll answer any questions you may have. They are very nice and pleasant people in Redding."

– Anne H.
January 2021

"I first thought I might have a hearing loss when my wife kept saying that the T.V was too loud and I kept saying “what?” all of the time. People started to ask if I was having trouble hearing! I had concerns about going for a hearing test but I just wanted to be able to hear when I was in a room with several people and be able to understand what they were saying without difficulty. I was very impressed with UpState Hearing Instruments. Scott was very caring and helpful when explaining what I needed. Hearing aids have definitely made my life much better! If you are having problems with your hearing then I would definitely recommend UpState Hearing Instruments."

– Ed H.
February 2021

"I first noticed that I had a hearing loss several years ago. Before coming to UpState Hearing, I was concerned that I would not like them [hearing aids] and that I’d get possible feedback noise. I found everyone at UpState Hearing to be friendly, not pushy, and the demos were a plus. With my new hearing aids, I can turn the TV down to a comfortable level that does not annoy my wife. UpState Hearing is awesome. My hearing aids are comfortable – I am not vain about wearing them. They aren’t very noticeable."

– Ron R.
January 2021

"UpState Hearing has great staff at their office in Redding. They really helped me to ask questions. Also, our special specialist Joshua Fockler went through the product, how to use it, and made adjustments to the hearing aids. He explained how to use them and the maintenance of the equipment. And if there were any problems, I could call him. He said he would respond and take care of any problems that needed to be fixed. He is great professionally and we also appreciate his visits when he is in Susanville. Awesome."

– Ken E.
February 2021

"These are my fourth pair of hearing aids and my first experience with UpState Hearing. I have never been so happy with the service and performance."

– Duane M.
January 2021

"We were satisfied when I took my dad to UpState Hearing to see Ken and know that’s where my husband wanted to go."

– Austin R.
January 2021

"UpState Hearing has wonderful staff. Christa is so professional and a strong advocate for the elderly. I value her expertise very much."

– Susan B.
February 2021

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“My first impressions of UpState were awesome. Dr. Scott is great.
 
Hearing aids have made my life much better. Dr. Scott knows his stuff. You can trust his judgment.”

– Coleen W.
June 2021

"Randy first came to terms with his hearing loss in 1990. At first, it was an abrupt realization, as he “couldn’t hear stories, jokes, or follow the conversation.”
 
The only aspect which put him off was the “cost.” However, as soon as he walked through the door at UpState Hearing, he noticed the “excellent service and hearing aids.”
 
Hearing aids have changed his life in many ways, adding, “It’s way better being able to hear people.”
 
Summarizing his experience with UpState Hearing, he says, “Totally awesome, great all-round service.”

– Randy A.
June 2021

"UpState Hearing has always been there for my needs. They are friendly, took care of all my needs, very fair, thorough, professional, and knowledgeable. The whole staff is great. It’s nice to see the same faces. They all deserve a raise. Thanks."

– Mr. Raffert
February 2021

"I am grateful for your service. You guys have changed my life. With my hearing aids, I am more of a complete person. My life has changed for the better. Thank you to UpState Hearing and staff. Thank you, Stacy. And one more thing – I feel like I was treated like family."

– Brad W.
February 2021

"Scott is always professional yet also personable. It runs in the family – I know his dad. I could not be happier with the product, service, and treatment I have received at UpState Hearing. Thank you to the entire staff."

– Jeff J.
February 2021

"I really appreciate Rene and Christa. They are so helpful and considerate. They have been very patient with me."

– Judy P.
February 2021

"Ken was very pleasant and easy to converse with. He was not a pushy salesman. He took his time with me, answering questions, etc."

– LouAnn B.
February 2021

"I went to UpState Hearing because my brother has similar aids via Veterans and he stressed how much they would improve my life. He was so correct, as my stress level is greatly reduced and I am hearing bells, whistles, and voice levels now that I have not heard in years. Thank you."

– Nan K.M.
February 2021

“I’ve been struggling to catch complete conversations for several years. Certain people’s pitches and accents were almost impossible.
 
I felt hearing aids were for old people only.
 
The team were very professional and helpful. Josh goes beyond any business experience I’ve ever had.
 
Television and music are the best affected by hearing aids. Conversations are a bit better.”

– Chad C.
June 2021

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“At first I noticed I could not hear my wife and son’s soft voices. I felt a sense of exclusion from vital social settings & the resulting isolation. The receptionist Annie is a great first person to see and feel welcomed. Now I can hear people on the telephone and feel more included! Everyone at UpState is great people! Easy to deal with. They seem to really care about me.”

– Bill C.
August 18, 2021

“UpState Hearing Instruments is excellent. The service is very good and the entire staff is easy to talk to.”

– Jim N.
August 1, 2021

“My partner complained about having to speak loudly and repeat herself. I was skeptical that hearing devices might not help enough to justify the cost. My first impression of UpState Hearing Instruments was that they were professional and low key. Now I handle crowded rooms better and most importantly, communication with my partners is better! No more frustrated “never minds.”

– Thomas N., DVM
July 25, 2021

“UpState Hearing Instruments is excellent!”

– Bret G.
July 17, 2021

“My hearing aids have improved my enjoyment of music and I can now hear speakers at seminars again! Christa was very well informed and not pushy.”

– Paul W.
July 16, 2021

“My first impression of UpState Hearing Instruments was outstanding! Hearing aids have affected my life in every possible way. Both Christa and Rene are very professional and have solved any problem that has arisen.”

– Gary S.
July 11, 2021

“Several years ago, I had trouble understanding people. It was difficult.
 
First impressions-wise, UpState were very good. Hearing aids have made my life a bit easier.
 
My experience has been overall very good.”

– Rochelle R.B.
June 2021

“Josh has been great with hearing technology. All good!
 
I can hear all sorts now – crickets and understanding what people are saying.
 
They were professional, caring, and have great knowledge of what people are going through.”

– C.M.
June 2021

Gary constantly found himself “asking others what they had said” and came to the conclusion he needed to do something about his hearing.
 
Before visiting UpState Hearing, he was “worried” that he had a “loss of hearing.”
 
While there’s always a bit of unease when visiting somewhere for the first time, he recalls that the doctor made him feel comfortable and “knew what he was doing.”
 
The staff listened to what he asks and “always have the right answer.”

– Gary P.
June 2021

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“About 10 years ago, I kept having to say “What?” I couldn’t hear the kids read at school. Everyone at UHI was very friendly and knowledgeable. I’m hearing things I haven’t heard in a long time. I would totally recommend UHI!”

– BR
December 6, 2021

“In 2005, I noticed I could hear speech but couldn’t understand all the words. Wow! UHI is very professional and thorough. The most complete hearing test I’ve ever had. My significant other loves not having to repeat herself. I was pleased with the complete, thorough hearing test, plus the product exceeded my expectations.”

– Bob C.
November 23, 2021

“Warm, friendly, helpful staff concerned about making me feel comfortable. Excellent technical help with rapid service. Very helpful follow-up with good solutions to my expressed concerns. Great hearing aids!”

– Larry B.
November 22, 2021

“20 years ago, I noticed I was repeatedly asking “What did you say?” I was looking for the best service, and I found it. Excellent, caring, professional – always willing to listen.”

– Barbara R.
November 5, 2021

“As a bird watcher, I started noticing silence – no more bird songs! UHI was very professional. They provided many benefits not found with other providers. Now I’m hearing bird songs! I can interact with friends, especially in noisy places.”

– WO
October 23, 2021

“At first I noticed that I couldn’t hear when people were talking, or hear the TV. UHI is welcoming and friendly. Hearing aids have improved my life!”

– JG
October 21, 2021

“In my early 50s, I noticed I was always asking, “Huh, what was that?” Cost was my primary concern, since we are retired, money is always an issue. The folks at Upstate Hearing Instruments are very good! Friendly, informative and very professional. No I can hear so much better, and have less embarrassment with others. They are friendly, cooperative and gave me many options for my concerns. Since cost was my first concern, I was given affordable choices without making me feel comfortable. The staff is A+++!”

– Janet P.
October 17, 2021

“About three years ago, I noticed I was always asking everyone to repeat! Now I can hear better. Try it. They are very helpful and it will make a difference.”

– LH 10/14/2021
October 14, 2021

“They are very kind, helpful and efficient.”

– Laura P.
August 30, 2021

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“Hearing aids have allowed me to hear my grandkids”

I first realized that I was having trouble hearing during a meeting at work. Upon visiting UpState Hearing Instruments, I found them to be very welcoming! Hearing aids have allowed me to hear my grandkids. If you’re concerned about your hearing, you will be very happy with your decision if you visit UpState Hearing Instruments.

- Holly
“Struggling to hear at work was impacting my job”

I was struggling to hear at work which was impacting my job. My first impression of UpState Hearing Instruments was how great Ken’s presentation was. As I’m practically deaf without my hearing aids, they have greatly impacted my life. My advice to anybody that is considering visiting UpState Hearing Instruments is that it’s the place to go – it’s full of great people, especially Stacy!

- Mike
“These are my fourth pair of hearing aids and my first experience with UpState Hearing. I have never been so happy with the service and performance.”
- Duane Menefee
“I can turn the TV down to a comfortable level that does not annoy my wife”

I first noticed that I had a hearing loss several years ago. Before coming to UpState Hearing, I was concerned that I would not like them [hearing aids] and that I’d get possible feedback noise. I found everyone at UpState Hearing to be friendly, not pushy, and the demos were a plus. With my new hearing aids, I can turn the TV down to a comfortable level that does not annoy my wife. UpState Hearing is awesome. My hearing aids are comfortable – I am not vain about wearing them. They aren’t very noticeable.

- Ron R.
“I love that I can stream with all my devices”

I first realized that I might have a hearing loss when I was unable to hear normal conversations in a crowd. At first, I was concerned that I was too young for hearing aids and about the stigma of wearing hearing aid devices. During my first visit to UpState Hearing, I thought everyone there was very professional, they answered all of my questions, and they were compassionate. I can definitely hear better with my hearing aids! I love that I can stream with all of my devices. UpState Hearing is absolutely the best, they are easy to work with, and they offer good follow-up. P.S. Josh was the best!!!

- J.M.S
“We were satisfied when I took my dad to UpState Hearing to see Ken and know that’s where my husband wanted to go.

- Austin R.
"Very pleasant experience."
-Martha P.
"Would never go any place else"

I have been coming to UpState Hearing for quite a few years and would never go any place else for my hearing needs. Everyone in the office is courteous and helpful. They listen to you and do their best to help you hear your best.

- Debra W.
"So helpful"

You have been so helpful to me… I’m doing better.

- Jean B
"5 Stars"
- Tom D.
"The staff is very helpful and understanding."

They want you to be completely satisfied with your hearing aids. There is a lot of information and sometimes it feels overwhelming. The staff is very patient and good at explaining things to help solve your issues.

- Debra S.
"5/5 Stars"
- Yvonne C.
"5/5 Stars"
- Yvonne C.
"Outstanding staff and service."
- Jody B.
"5/5 stars"

Third pair of hearing aids. Outstanding service and follow up.

- Ken W.
"Everyone at the office is warm and friendly and helpful."

Scott is a real professional. We both grew up in the same area and developed an instant bond.

- Chris H.
"5/5 Stars"
- Mike B.
"Thank you!"

Everyone from phone call, to being in the office were awesome to work with.

- Patty S.
"5/5 Stars"
- Marvin S.
"Ken has been terrific to work with."

The level of customers service is excellent. Thank you!

- Michelle M.
"Very professional and friendly"

Scott and the gang at UpState Hearing are very professional and friendly and it is a pleasure to have them help me with my hearing. I recommend UpState Hearing to friends and coworkers who have hearing loss. Thank you very much!

- Dave J.
"5/5 Stars"
- Dorothy S.
"5/5 Stars"
- Steve R.
"UpState has a great staff"

They are easy to schedule with and are great getting us in if we have any problems. I love that they have a satellite office in Chico. It was very helpful when my husband was recovering from surgery and hospitalization in Chico.

- K. Meyer
"It is great that a practice actually cares about their patients. Thank you!"
- D. Blickenstaff

    Why Hearing Loss Often Goes Unnoticed


    According to a recent National Health Survey, it’s predicted that 15% of the US population has some form of untreated hearing loss. The reason for this is that hearing loss can be very difficult to self-diagnose. With it often occurring slowly and gradually, it’s rare to notice any day-to-day changes, with no way to compare to what your hearing was once like. This is the reason that our loved ones often notice our hearing challenges before we do.

    If you are concerned about your hearing or a loved one’s hearing, then your first step should be to have a comprehensive hearing assessment. It’s quick, non-invasive, and the earlier you can catch any form of hearing loss, the sooner you can correct it, and the higher the success rate.