Love Dr Folmar, he has been so helpful, patient , fair and honest in his billing. I would feel very good about recommending him to friends.
I was referred to Peninsula Hearing Services by an Ear, Nose, Throat doctor last year when an ear infection led to near complete hearing loss (temporary fortunately) in one of my ears. Dr. Folmar was personable, knowledgeable and completely professional as he walked me through a series of tests. All the while, he explained what he was testing for and then thoroughly explained my results. When I recently began to experience an increased level of tinnitus this year I immediately made an appointment directly with Dr. John to get another series of evaluations and learn more about the ringing in my ears. I highly recommend Peninsula Hearing Services, and Dr. John Folmar in particular, if you are experiencing any concerns about your hearing.
I was very happy with Dr. Folmar that I just had to post what a great experience I had. I took my son in for a complete hearing test. Dr. Folmar was gentle, kind and so approachable. He made my son very comfortable explaining every step of the tests. He explained the findings in a way we could understand and shared pictures of his eardrum to further help us understand the test. The knowledge he provided will definitely help us during our next ENT doctor visit. Thank you Dr. Folmar .
Dr. Folmar at Peninsula Hearing Services was thoughtful, thorough, and careful. He addressed all my questions, listened to my concerns, and followed up with me after visits. I was very happy with the service provided and gladly offer a recommendation.
I purchased a pair of Phonak hearing aids, and had them fitted by John at Peninsula Hearing Services. The experience was outstanding. John is clearly knowledgeable about a variety of devices. He is not one to be fooled by marketing hype, which I particularly valued. When he feels that a touted feature is not useful, he will let his patients know.
I had prepared for my visit by watching a number of videos that described what an audiologist office visit should include. I was able mentally to check all the boxes as our two sessions proceeded.
During my first visit we spent an hour discussing benefits and limitations of the devices. I had made up my mind to purchase even before that visit. But John was quite prepared to let me leave without a purchase. No sales pressure, which is another aspect I appreciate.
After the devices arrived, and John had adjusted them to my hearing needs, he encouraged me to evaluate the experience for 30 days. “You should not have to talk yourself into the hearing aids being helpful. If they work, it needs to be obvious. If not, make sure to return them.” Again, this statement gave me confidence that John had my success in mind, and put that before profit motives.
John called me a week after the fitting to see how I was doing, and to ensure that I had not ‘given up.’ During my 30-day return visit we discussed my experience, and John answered questions. I left, understanding that John would be available should any issues arise. He wants people to hear well.
As an aside, I also purchased the Phonak Roger On iN directional microphone (refurbished on the Web). It is working extremely well, and makes dinner parties, as well as conversations during car rides significantly more enjoyable. Here too John proved knowledgeable, even though the device is relatively new. Despite not being hearing impaired himself, he tries out accessories before discussing them with patients.
I would definitely see John again for any hearing related needs.
Dr. Folmar is dedicated to his patience and his practice. He went above and beyond to help me with the settings on my hearing aides. I highly recommend Dr. Folmar!
I moved to the East Bay recently but my ENT on the peninsula recommended Peninsula Hearing Service for hearing aids. I wasn’t disappointed. The audiologist is a doctor of audiology and explained everything about the process of ordering and fitting hearing aids. I am hearing much better!
Had been struggling with tinnitus in my left ear for several weeks and found Peninsula Hearing Services through my PCP. A comprehensive hearing exam showed there was nothing wrong with my hearing and the ringing in my ear was likely due to a recent ear infection and should go away soon (which it already has started to do). Thank you for the great care.
Was referred by my health insurance to Peninsula Hearing Services but learned at my appointment I was out-of-network with a different HMO plan. Dr. Folmar and the front office went the extra mile to call my insurance and find a provider who was in-network with my health insurance. They even scheduled the appointment for me! Thank you for helping with my insurance mix-up.