At Advanced Audiology, we pride ourselves on our honest and transparent process. We ensure all our patients that there are no hidden commitments or costs involved in the services we offer.
As a new patient, you are always welcome to ask one of our staff to better clarify the steps involved in providing you with the best care possible. We are here for you.
In the past decade, hearing aids have changed considerably. Current hearing aids provide a cleaner and higher quality sound than those of only a few years ago.
You will have a much wider array of choices when you come into Advanced Hearing with over 90% of hearing aids today using digital technology to provide better control over settings like automatic volume control and frequency response. Advancements in circuitry allow you to more accurately program your hearing aid and even store setting data for different environments.
When considering what level of hearing aid you should consider – you should define the environments that you live and work in. A quiet and sedate lifestyle will require a different set of tools than a physically active or socially outgoing lifestyle.
How can I tell if I need a hearing test?
A hearing test is simple and painless. It takes most people years to notice the gradual onset of hearing loss, so if you are starting to have problems hearing certain voices, if you find yourself asking people to repeat themselves, if others seem to mumble, or if you need to turn the TV volume up to a level uncomfortable for others to enjoy – these are signs that it’s time to test your hearing. Hearing loss is not something to hide or ignore. In fact, untreated hearing loss is more visible to others than hearing aids. Hearing loss can negatively affect one’s emotional and social well being too and cause depression, isolation from others, breakdown of relationships, insecurity, and an overall sense of helplessness.
Is hearing loss just part of growing old?
While hearing loss is common as we age, there are many factors that can contribute to hearing loss. 1) Excessive Noise Exposure (prolonged loud music, gun shots, noise machinery) 2) Infections 3) Head Injury 4) Genetics or Birth Defects 5) Drug or Treatment Reaction (antibiotics, chemotherapy, radiation)
Having a hearing loss can affect quality of life and cause changes in behavior and mood but it’s often the people around someone who is experiencing hearing loss that are left feeling confused and frustrated. Why do they seem to be ignoring you? Why do they no longer want to participate or venture out of their immediate environment? Learn how to detect signs of hearing loss and educate yourself on how you can become an advocate.