Hearing is a critical sense that makes navigating through the world easier. Those with hearing issues often struggle to do simple tasks and communicate with others, making it difficult to function without the assistance of a loved one.
A hearing aids doctor or an audiologist is a hearing loss specialist who can help patients with hearing issues navigate and manage their condition. Anyone with hearing problems needs support, which an audiologist can provide. Audiologists can treat both adult and pediatric patients. Their job duties revolve around assisting patients with hearing issues find solutions to help them hear better.
Let’s talk more about the different ways an audiologist can help you.
Provide a Diagnosis
An audiologist can help you to identify the source of your hearing loss and its severity, and recommend the best course of treatment. An audiologist can conduct tests that determine the severity of your hearing loss, which is critical to getting the appropriate treatment.
Audiologists use a variety of tests to diagnose hearing loss. These may include pure-tone & warbled-tone audiometry, bone conduction audiometry, speech reception threshold (srt), speech discrimination, impedance audiometry, and tympanometry, and electronystagmography (eng). The type of test used will depend on factors such as the age of the patient and the suspected cause of the hearing loss.
Help You Choose an Assistive Hearing Device
An audiologist can fit you with a custom-made earpiece that will amplify sound and improve your ability to hear. Audiologists are highly knowledgeable in the different hearing devices on the market and can help you decide on the best one for you. Among the many choices are cochlear implants, assistive listening devices, and bone-anchored hearing aids.
Teach You How To Use Your Hearing Aid
An audiologist can teach you how to use your new earpiece properly, including how to insert it into your ear canal and adjust the volume level. An audiologist can program your hearing aid to be used effectively.
Provide Ongoing, Personalized Hearing Aid Support
Having support makes a very big difference in the lives of those with hearing loss, and this includes continual support regarding adjustments made to their hearing device. An audiologist can provide ongoing support and maintenance for your earpiece, including regular cleanings and repairs as needed.
Helps Make Your Life Easier Despite Hearing Loss
A hearing aid specialist not only provides treatment for hearing loss but also offers counseling services to help you adapt to living with hearing loss, which can greatly improve your overall quality of life.
Audiologist in Georgetown, TX
Our audiologist at Georgetown ENT, AbedaMueed, MA., is a hearing loss expert who is very passionate about hearing protection and healthcare. She regularly participates in hearing loss prevention outreach programs in Austin and is happy to make a difference in her patients’ lives.
To schedule an appointment with Abeda, call our hearing center in Georgetown today at (512) 869-0604 or use our convenient online appointment request form. Our friendly staff looks forward to serving you.