Should You See an Audiologist?
Audiologists work with patients of all ages, treating infants, children and adults for a variety of hearing and balance problems—they provide services that include:
- Fitting and dispensing hearing aids
- Administering hearing tests
- Assessing candidacy for and programming implantable hearing devices (e.g., cochlear implants, bone-anchored hearing aids, etc.)
- Counseling patients and their families on communication strategies
- Designing and implementing hearing conservation programs and newborn hearing screenings
- Providing aural rehabilitation programs
- Performing ear-related surgical monitoring
How Is Hearing Loss Treated?
1. Setup an Appointment
We can help guide you and determine what type of appointment you need, and schedule you with the right specialist. Hearing loss is common, and an in-person visit is the first step towards treatment. We encourage you to bring a family member or friend to your appointment.
2. See an Audiologist for a Hearing Evaluation
An audiologist will perform a range of hearing tests to determine your hearing loss’s cause and severity. They will answer any questions you have and work with you to find the right treatment solution for your needs.
3. Have Your Hearing Aid Fit
Hearing aids are part of a comprehensive, holistic communication treatment plan. After helping you choose the treatment plan that is right for you, the doctor of audiology will guide you through the fitting process and support your acclimation to your new communication technology. The audiology team will be with you every step of the way.
4. Follow-Up Consultation
A follow-up visit is typically scheduled 1-2 weeks after your initial fitting. Your audiologist will work with you to make further adjustments, answer any additional questions or provide support to you and your family.
If you suspect you have hearing loss, now is the time for treatment. The benefits are proven; better communication, better listening and improved mental health.
Hearing loss is a common situation, and you aren’t alone. Your audiologist is ready to help you on your new journey, so call us today to learn more and take the first step towards better hearing.
Call Albuquerque Speech Language Hearing Center at (505) 247-4224 for more information or to schedule an appointment.