These days, nearly everything can be purchased online, often at a deep discount. From the comfort of your own home, you can have anything shipped to you—even things you would formerly have to visit a specialist for, such as hearing aids. You may be able to save some money on the actual hearing aids, but in the end you will not see the return on investment you would have had you visited an audiologist.
You see, hearing aids today are completely useless on their own. These important devices have become so advanced that there is no longer a “one size fits all” option—their performance relies on the extraordinarily advanced fitting and adjustments that an audiologist performs on hearing aids for each specific patient’s needs. When properly adjusted, your hearing aids will not only improve your hearing, but they can also improve your balance, quality of life, and comfort.
Why an Audiologist?
Audiologists are hearing care professionals with years of schooling to prepare them for a career in evaluation, rehabilitation, and non-medical treatment of hearing loss. Audiologists are certified and licensed to administer a wide range of tests that allow them to determine the precise type and cause of hearing loss, and administer the proper care and treatment.
With the increasing level of technology and customization available in today’s hearing aid, an audiologist is invaluable when searching for the proper hearing aid. The best hearing aid on the market is a hearing aid that an individual will feel comfortable using daily, and this level of comfort and familiarity is achieved by receiving the proper fit and adjustments by a certified audiologist.
What to Expect Once You’ve Made the Decision to Improve Your Life Through Better Hearing
For many people, the decision to explore hearing solutions can be intimidating. With the assistance of certified hearing professionals, however, the process can be simple—and even rewarding.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has long been an advocate of first seeing a physician or otolaryngologist (an ear, nose, and throat specialist) to ensure that your hearing problems are not related to a medical issue, such as an infection or injury. If you are issued a clean bill of health, your next step is to pay a visit to an audiologist.
For your first appointment, your audiologist will perform an audiological exam that covers a full spectrum of volumes and pitches to better gauge your hearing. This will help the audiologist determine the scope of your hearing loss, and help him or her determine which hearing aid options will be most effective for your needs.
Once you determine the perfect hearing aid, you will need to ensure that these devices are the perfect fit. In your next appointment, your audiologist will ensure that your hearing aids are not only the perfect fit for your physical comfort, but will also make the necessary adjustments to make sure your hearing aids offer you the most hearing relief as well.
Get the Most Out of Your Hearing Aids with Premier Hearing Center’s Team of Audiologists
Audiologists go through years of schooling and training to gain the depth of knowledge required to properly fit and adjust hearing aids, and the difference is audible. Together with our team of trained hearing healthcare professionals, Premier Hearing Center’s audiologists offer patients customized hearing aids that can truly make a difference. Visit our audiologists at the following Premier Hearing Center locations:
- Albuquerque – 505-299-4327
- Rio Rancho – 505-933-6315
- Santa Fe – 505-988-4327
- Ft. Worth – 817-870-2500
- Richardson – 469-461-8663
- Plano – 214-618-4930
- Tucson – 520-441-6341