In aid of audiology month that is earmarked for October, we want to share some reasons why to visit an audiologist. Hearing problems are widespread and affect many people regardless of age. If you suspect there is something wrong with your ears, it is advisable to seek medical help from a hearing specialist such as us at Strauss Audiology. Almost everyone can benefit from visiting an audiologist. Start your journey to better hearing with our owner audiologist at Strauss Audiology.
What does an audiologist do?
An audiologist is a specially trained professional in hearing health. An audiologist specialises 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, which is why it is advisable to visit an audiologist if you encounter any of these issues.
Among the common hearing problems they manage include;
- Hearing loss
- Dizziness and balance
- Hearing screening and testing
- 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 conservations
- Discomfort in ears
Why should you visit an audiologist?
It is advisable that even if you don’t have a particular hearing problem, a regular hearing assessment can be good thing. Below are seven reasons you should visit an audiologist.
1. Check up on your hearing health
If you visit an audiologist, they can help to keep your ears and hearing healthy. We at Strauss Audiology examine the physical appearance of your ears as well as your ability to hear. Your hearing ability is considered by administering various hearing tests.
These tests assess the functioning of the ear and its capacity to hear different types, pitches, and volumes of sound. From this, we can determine if you have any hearing issues. 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 in-depth professional tests to diagnose any hearing problem. Along with the tests, he then recommends a proper treatment plan to meet your needs. The treatment plan can include using a hearing aid or removal of ear wax to eliminate your weakened hearing so you can hear clearly again. Also, it can be a therapy for tinnitus or a referral to another medical professional. This is why it is so important to visit an audiologist.
If you need hearing aids, our owner audiologist can assist you to choose the best devices for you. You will also receive your 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. We recommend that you rather visit us as Strauss Audiology as we are the best people to visit when concerned about your hearing health.
An audiologist has the training and experience to treat hearing conditions. Audiologists undergo intense training in all aspects of human hearing and balance. When you visit an audiologist, 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. Earwax build-up can make hearing difficult and cause discomfort. Using earbuds to remove wax from your ear can damage your eardrum.
However, if you visit an audiologist and us at Strauss Audiology, we use the best equipment and technology to clean your ears safely. Similarly, an audiologist diagnoses and treats all conditions related to your hearing, ear health, and balance.
5. Helps you adjust to hearing aids
You were recommended a hearing aid for your hearing health. It is your first time seeing these devices. You don’t know how to use them, care for them, and adjust to wearing them. You feel overwhelmed. Fortunately, our owner audiologist can help you to adjust to your new life with hearing aids. You will receive the necessary information and guidance during the first few months of using the devices, and you enjoy your new life with hearing aids. Hence, it is important to visit an audiologist.
6. Becomes your hearing health companion for life
As you age and change environments, your hearing needs change too. Strauss Audiology supports you from the very start – from your first appointment to your follow-ups and hearing aid check-ups. Our owner audiologist provides care, advice, and treatment to safeguard your hearing health. Most importantly, our owner audiologist offer advice to protect your ears from future damage according to your lifestyle. Can you see why it is important to visit an audiologist?
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.
Improved hearing enhances your quality of life in many ways. It allows you to enjoy everyday sounds, communicate effectively with others, and minimize misunderstandings. Also, improved hearing enables you to enjoy life to the fullest without frustration, isolation, and pain.
You should 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.
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 13 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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