You’ve got a choice – visit a hearing aid dispenser or visit an Audiologist. The cheaper option is a trip to Costco to see a hearing aid dispenser. But when it comes to your hearing health, making decisions based on cost alone can be risky if what you’re actually looking for is the right kind of treatment tailored to your personal needs. That’s why at The Hearing Center of Dublin ENT we strongly advise you to see an Audiologist and here’s why:
An Audiologist isn’t driven by sales
An Audiologist is trained to give you the best possible care for your hearing and is not driven by hearing aid sales. Sometimes the best care will mean fitting you with a hearing aid, but there is a lot more involved in professional hearing care from an Audiologist: in-depth professional tests to diagnose your hearing issue, a discussion of all your treatment options and comprehensive aftercare.
An Audiologist is here to help you adjust
Getting fitted with a hearing aid can transform your life, but it can take some getting used to. New sounds can be overwhelming and getting used to life with hearing aids can be daunting. An Audiologist is here to advise and counsel you through those initial few months of adjustment so that you can learn to enjoy life with your hearing aids.
An Audiologist is an expert in hearing care
An Audiologist has spent many years training to take care of your hearing health. To be specific, 4 years getting a medical degree, 350 hours of patient care and 12 months of supervised on-the-job training. During this time they learn about every aspect of the human hearing and balance system, what can go wrong with it and how to treat hearing and balance disorders. So when you go to see an Audiologist you know your hearing health with be in expert hands.
An Audiologist will see you through the years
Your hearing needs are likely to change over the years, not just through aging but also changes in your work environment or hobbies; anything that exposes you to more loud noises can have an impact on your hearing. An Audiologist is on hand to help at every stage of your life, with advice, care and treatment to help you protect your hearing health.