Who do you consider as your closest people in your life? Do you think your Audiologist would make the top 10 list?
We read a recent article that had a title that was funny to think about, because it’s really somewhat true –the title was, “Why You Should Love Your Audiologist.” The article went on to ask if your Audiologist was in the top 10 list of favorite people in your world – and, if not the top 10 – definitely why they should be at least #11.
There are 3 reasons why we think you should love your Audiologist:
First, Your Hearing Matters
Studies show that around 20% of people who would benefit from hearing aids actually use them. And according to the ASHA-AARP National Hearing Health Poll of 2300 adults aged 50+, over 75% of respondents say that hearing health is important to them, yet half reported having a hearing loss for which they had not sought help.
Hearing loss has been found to be linked to risks of other health issues such as dementia, depression, and other safety concerns. Balance issues and conditions such as tinnitus also are hearing-health related.
Approximately 36 million people have some degree of hearing loss. 5 in 1000 children born in the US have a hearing loss each year. It affects 30% of adults between 65 and 74 years and 47% of adults over the age of 75.
That means there are a lot of people around you who would benefit from getting to know our team at Ahlberg Audiology. Maybe even you or someone you care about
Second, Choose Your Audiologist Team Wisely
At Ahlberg Audiology & Hearing Aid Services, we aren’t just a place where we push you to get hearing aids, with bait and switch Ads. Other places do that. Unfortunately, those other places aren’t truthful in their advertising and it makes our field confusing for people who are online looking for information OR asking their friends for their thoughts.
It’s important to seek help if you have an idea you have a hearing loss. We seek to have a positive impact on all of our patient’s lives.
If, during the hearing evaluation, we discover hearing aids would help you, we will discuss hearing aids that fit your needs, your lifestyle and your budget.
We intentionally offer a variety of brands and styles so that we have the most options to offer you based on your circumstances.
A good hearing care professional will test your hearing and then show you your audiogram – a picture of how you hear at various frequencies and volumes. If she suggests you get a hearing aid, it’s because you will benefit from using one. It’s that simple.
Also, your hearing care professional will listen to you. Will ask questions about your lifestyle to learn how your hearing loss is truly impacting your life. And, they will care.
A good professional will help you navigate the frightening world of hearing loss, so you understand what’s the situation, what can be done about it, and what to expect going forward.
Third, Relationships built on communication and trust
It’s important to know that it’s not just about getting a hearing aid, putting it on, and getting on with your life.
That’s where relationships make a difference. And, why all of the Audiologists at Ahlberg Audiology are chosen for their level of experience they have in our field, their ability to build strong relationships, and their capacity to care.
Like all great friendships – communication is a key component. We welcome your questions. And, during the acclimation period of wearing your hearing aids, it will be important to share what you are experiencing so that we can make adjustments or provide counseling as necessary.
Your appointment for your hearing evaluation could definitely be the start of beautiful new friendship with your doctor and our staff.
Ready to start on your journey to better hearing? Call our office today 423-641-0956. We look forward to meeting you!