Hearing Loss Is Not Limited to Senior Citizens
The NIDCD data indicates that one in five Americans reports some sort of hearing loss in their lifetime. Though the ratio becomes one in three for those who are over 65 years of age, it means that hearing loss doesn’t discriminate on the basis of age. Kids just out of the womb, school, or college going – all can have some degree of hearing loss due to varied reasons. It’s always better to see an audiologist before things get out of hand.
Know the Specific Nature of Loss
An audiologist is equipped to tell you the specific nature and reason of the hearing problem. The detailed testing through adequate, accurate, and precise equipment gives a comprehensive picture of what is causing the problem. The audiologist can then provide a solution for the same.
Proper Choice of Hearing Aid
There is a variety of hearing aids available. It is very important to get one that you are most comfortable with and provides the maximum clarity. Even the most advanced hearing aid, if not tailored according to your needs, can be a cause of frustration. The audiologist will test different aids and recommend the best as per your requirement and satisfaction.
If you are using a hearing aid, you not only require an audiologist for an initial fitting but also for follow-up care. This includes fine-tuning it so that you get the maximum clarity. You also require regular cleanings, reprogramming it if new situations arise etc. For all these, you need to be in touch with your audiologist.
Discover Other Problems
Sometimes, individuals experience dizziness, constant buzzing in the ear or some continuous sound when none is actually present. In all such cases, audiologists are of great help.
Consulting an audiologist helps in multiple ways. Besides determining the type and degree of hearing loss, it helps in detecting any problem that might be existing but not evident at the moment. Not to forget, they help in restoring the problems.