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Choosing a hearing care clinic wisely

by Amit Sahni Audiologist
Choose an independent clinic
The best way to ensure that you get optimal and holistic solutions is to choose a hearing care clinic that operates independently of commissions from any manufacturer. This way you can be sure that the advice that you are receiving is unbiased and the audiologist examining you has your best interests as their priority. Because independent clinics have no brand affiliations, they are at liberty to help you choose the product that best suits your needs.

Get a good assessment
If you suffer from poor hearing, this doesn’t automatically translate in requiring hearing aids. A good hearing care clinic will first conduct an in-depth audiological assessment. The assessment is meant to help audiologists get a proper understanding of your problem. You will be asked a series of questions related to your family and medical history. You will also be asked about your work environment etc. All of these can contribute to a problem with your hearing. Determining the cause of your hearing problems is the first step to finding a solution that will have long term results.

A physical examination
Post assessment, a good hearing care clinic will perform a physical examination with an otoscope. This examination helps the audiologist determine if there is a blockage due to a build up of ear wax or if there is some other kind of blockage. A lot of the time, poor hearing is simply a case of ear wax build up or physical blockage. Hearing aids are not the solution in such circumstances.

Hearing test and solution

The final bit of the assessment is usually a series of hearing tests that are conducted in a sound proof room. These tests are completely in depth and absolutely noninvasive. They give the audiologist fool proof results, making it simple for them to provide you with a solution. Once your clinic has determined the kind of hearing aids that you need you will also need to check back with them for tuning and adjustments. It is important to remember that an adjustment period will be required for you to get comfortable with whatever hearing device you choose. The key to getting comfortable is making sure that your device is tuned to your needs. 


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About Amit Sahni Freshman   Audiologist

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Joined APSense since, July 19th, 2016, From Morley, Australia.

Created on May 24th 2018 04:45. Viewed 354 times.

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