Did you know that maintaining good hearing health goes beyond the every now and then stop at the hearing test in the mall or online? It goes beyond getting an amplification accessory so you can hear phone conversations a bit better or the television. Our hearing system is complex and essential to our health and well-being. Problems with our auditory and vestibular system lead to not just hearing loss but also Tinnitus and balance problems. Here are some reasons why it’s best to choose complete hearing health care from an audiologist.
An audiologist is a trained professional who received an Au.D. (Doctorate in Audiology), or a Master's or Doctoral degree from an accredited university graduate program in audiology. This specialized training and education allows them to examine your entire auditory system and your complete health history to determine the real root cause of your problem and to set up a customized treatment plan.
Also, the auditory system is connected to the vestibular system which helps us stay balanced. An audiologist is also equipped to help patients who are experiencing balance disorders.
Not all hearing loss is equal and each patient’s situation is unique and personal. An audiologist has access to more treatment options and the best hearing aid technology to create the best treatment plan for you. Your audiologist will take into account your lifestyle needs and work with you to select the right hearing aid.
When you choose complete hearing health care from an audiologist at a hearing care center, you are also getting a true partner on your journey to better hearing. Regular follow ups are used to check in and adjust hearing aid settings. Your audiologist is there to talk about your changing hearing needs and to work with you so you can hear your best both now and in the future.
If you have not scheduled an appointment with an audiologist, we recommend that you do. Not only will you receive a thorough examination, but you can establish a hearing health baseline to help evaluate changes in the future. Contact us today.