Have you ever wondered who you should talk to if you think you have hearing loss? You’re not alone. Many people aren’t sure who to go to if they want to test their hearing, talk about their hearing concerns, or get help for hearing loss.

At Strauss Audiology, you can get a hearing evaluation done so that we can establish what your treatment plan would be. Here is why we recommend talking to an audiologist as your first port of call. It is important to understand that audiologists are specialists when it comes to audiology and how hearing works. A GP is a general doctor who knows a bit about a lot of medical conditions. So, we normally recommend that if you think that your hearing is affected, to come for an auditory test so that it can be established what your next move or treatment should be.

Why should you visit an audiologist?

Even if you don’t have a particular hearing problem, a regular hearing assessment can be beneficial. Below are seven reasons you should visit an audiologist.

1. Check up on your hearing health

An audiologist can help keep your ears and hearing healthy. We examine the physical appearance of your ears as well as your hearing ability. Your hearing ability is considered by administering various hearing tests. The tests assess the functioning of the ear and its capacity to hear different pitches and sound volumes. The results of the test can assist in diagnosing an ear infection, excessive wax, or hearing loss.

2. Get appropriate treatment plans

Our owner audiologist conducts an in-depth professional test to diagnose any hearing problems. A proper treatment plan is conducted to meet your needs, which can include using a hearing aid or removal of ear wax to eliminate your diminished hearing so you can hear clearly again. It can be therapy for tinnitus or a referral to another medical professional such as an ENT. If you need hearing aids, our owner audiologist can help you choose the best devices for you, which is followed up with a treatment plan to ensure that it is effective and make adjustments where needed.

3. Expertise in hearing care

Many people visit a general practitioner when they have hearing issues. Although general practitioners are practical for overall health, they lack in-depth understanding in hearing health. An audiologist has the training and experience to treat hearing disorders. When you visit us at Strauss Audiology your hearing health is in good hands.

4. Diagnose and treat ear conditions

Audiologists can help with numerous ear conditions ranging from hearing loss to earwax build up and tinnitus.

5. Helps you adjust to hearing aids

If it is hearing aids that you need, don’t despair, our owner audiologist will ensure you receive the correct ones. It is overwhelming to wear hearing aids for the first time. Hearing aids can transform your life. You need time to adjust. Fortunately, we can help you to adjust to your new life with hearing aids. We counsel you during the first few months of using the devices, and you enjoy your new life with hearing aids.

6. Becomes your hearing health companion for life

As you age and change environments, your hearing needs change too. You will be supported all the way, from your first appointment with us to your follow-ups and hearing aid check-ups. Most importantly, our owner audiologist offers advice to protect your ears from future damage according to your lifestyle.

7. Enhances your lifestyle

An audiologist provides treatment for your hearing problems to improve your lifestyle. Whatever hearing problem you may have, we can recommend the best treatment to restore your sense of hearing.

What does an audiologist do?

An audiologist is a specially trained professional in hearing health. They specialise in hearing care to diagnose any hearing issues, offer treatment plans, and recommend aftercare. Audiologists evaluate, diagnose, treat, and manage all the hearing-related problems and balance disorders. Among the common hearing problems they manage, include:

  • Hearing loss
  • Dizziness and balance
  • Hearing screening and testing
  • Tinnitus
  • Hearing loss prevention
  • Recommendations for hearing aids and other assistive technology
  • You should consider seeing an audiologist if you are experiencing
  • Difficulty hearing
  • Excessive earwax
  • Pain in your ears
  • Trouble following conversations
  • Discomfort in ears

Improved hearing enhances your quality of life in many ways. It allows you to enjoy everyday sounds, communicate effectively with others, and minimise misunderstandings. We really want to advise you to visit an audiologist as often as you visit your doctor or dentist. You should have a hearing assessment regularly even if you don’t have pre-existing conditions. You may only discover you have a hearing problem when you visit an audiologist. By visiting us, you could gain insight into your hearing to enhance your lifestyle and get your hearing problems addressed.

About Strauss Audiology
Strauss Audiology is a professional audiology business in the northern suburbs of Cape Town, offering expert, effective hearing advice that is tailored to clients’ unique hearing needs. We conduct hearing evaluations, hearing tests and vertigo assessments, and provide a range of solutions to improve and protect clients’ hearing. This includes providing hearing aids to Cape Town clients. With 16 years of experience, and with the qualifications and certifications to deliver leading hearing care, you can trust us to take care of your hearing needs.

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