Why You Should Treat Your Hearing with an Audiologist

Why You Should Treat Your Hearing with an Audiologist

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Have you noticed any changes in your hearing? Early warning signs of hearing loss include trouble following conversations and hearing in places with a lot of background noise. When you notice that you’re not hearing as well as you used to, it’s important that you treat your hearing loss with an audiologist.

Who Are Audiologists?

Audiologists are licensed, professional hearing specialists. They have extensive training and experience in hearing health, and they work to diagnose and treat hearing loss in seniors, adults, and children. Audiologists take the time to get to know you and your unique hearing loss. During a comprehensive hearing exam, they will test your hearing abilities, and ask you questions about your lifestyle and hearing needs to make the best treatment recommendations. 

This one-on-one model ensures you have quality care, and will get the right hearing aids for your hearing needs. Audiologists diagnose your hearing loss or any other hearing problems you may have, offer a specialized treatment plan, and offer follow-up appointments to make sure you’re getting the care you need.

What Do Audiologists Do?

Audiologists focus on personalized, one-on-one care, and they are dedicated to improving your quality of life with clear hearing. Audiologists will recommend the right treatment options or hearing aids based on your unique hearing needs, and the activities you do every day. Audiologists provide:

  • Hearing tests: Audiologists perform comprehensive hearing tests and hearing screenings to find out exactly what sounds you are missing, and what kind of hearing loss you have.
  • Hearing aids: Audiologists suggest the right hearing aids for your hearing loss, and provide hearing aids from the world’s top hearing aid manufacturers. You can find custom fit hearing aids and have your hearing aids calibrated to match your exact hearing needs.
  • Tinnitus therapy: Audiologists will work with you to manage your tinnitus through coping strategies and tinnitus therapy programs.
  • Treatment for balance problems: Audiologists can evaluate any dizziness and balance problems you may have, and suggest the right treatment options.
  • Hearing protection: You can learn more about noise induced hearing loss and how to protect your hearing. Audiologists can also provide custom fit hearing protection, like musician’s earplugs, to protect your hearing health.

Reasons to Visit an Audiologist

If you have hearing loss, we recommend hearing aids to help you get back to clear hearing. It’s important to get hearing aids from a trained audiologist, and avoid going to big box stores or ordering your hearing aids online. These stores don’t offer personalized hearing health care, and you won’t get quality hearing aids. Ordering hearing aids online can save you money, but these hearing aids may not fit your hearing needs, or help you hear clearly. Here are a few reasons why you should treat your hearing loss with an audiologist.

Comprehensive hearing tests. When you have hearing loss, it’s important to schedule a hearing test with an audiologist. During the hearing test an audiologist will look for a buildup of earwax, or any damage to the ear that could be affecting your hearing. They’ll also show you exactly what sounds you’re missing, so you can get the right hearing aids for your unique hearing needs.

Treatment tailored to your needs. When you order hearing aids online you aren’t getting a treatment plan that matches your needs. When you visit an audiologist, you can get a tailored treatment plan. This can include removing excess earwax from your ear canal, suggesting the right hearing aids, or getting tinnitus treatment options.

Personalized care. An audiologist is part of your health care team, and they’re just as important as your primary doctor. Your audiologist won’t just sell you a hearing aid. They’ll be with you every step of the way, from follow up appointments to repairs, and they will provide personalized care as your hearing needs change.

Adjusting your hearing aids. Audiologists focus on your hearing health. They’ll help you adjust to your new hearing aids, and are always available when you need to recalibrate your devices. Audiologists will continue to evaluate your hearing aids and adjust them to meet your changing hearing needs. They will also offer ongoing support and care to make sure you get the most out of your hearing aids.

If you’re looking for an audiologist, you’re in luck. Our audiologists provide comprehensive hearing health services and we’re here to help. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!