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What Does an Audiologist Do?

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If you are experiencing a change in your hearing or suspect you have hearing loss, you may be wondering what to do about this. If you find yourself in this situation, the first thing to do is schedule a consultation with an audiologist. Audiology is probably a term you have heard of, but you may be unsure precisely what an audiologist does. This blog post will discuss what an audiologist does and how seeing one can help you. 

Audiologists are qualified and experienced in all things related to ears and hearing. Here are some of the services an audiologist provides their patients with daily.

Hearing Examinations

Everybody should have their hearing checked regularly to detect any early hearing loss or hearing-related issues. Just as you get your eyes checked periodically to see if you require eyeglasses, an audiologist does the same for your ears and your hearing. 

Scheduling a hearing screening regularly is essential as detecting hearing loss and changes in your hearing early can prevent it from becoming worse. Hearing examinations are pretty quick and straightforward and will be conducted by your audiologist.

Hearing Loss Advice

If your hearing examination shows you are experiencing hearing loss, your audiologist will be able to advise you on the correct hearing aids or assistive devices to help your hearing. Using their expert knowledge, your audiologist will decide which hearing aid will best suit your individual needs.

As well as deciding which hearing aids will provide you with the best results, your audiologist will also fit and program the hearing aids for you. The fitting and programming of hearing aids is a vital part of the process, as this ensures your hearing aids comfortably fit and are programmed to provide you the maximum benefits.

Hearing Loss Prevention

Along with offering advice on hearing aids and other assistive technology, your audiologist can also provide guidance on protecting your hearing from damage. Suppose you are concerned about working in a noisy environment or loud music damaging your hearing. In that case, your audiologist will be able to advise on hearing protection and other steps you can take to look after your hearing.

Tinnitus Treatment

Tinnitus is a common condition many people experience. Older adults often experience tinnitus. If you have tinnitus, scheduling a consultation with an audiologist is a crucial first step to resolving it. The audiologist will carry out a hearing exam to establish the cause of your tinnitus so that it can be treated. Your audiologist can also recommend methods of reducing the tinnitus sounds you experience.

Your hearing plays such a crucial role in everyday life that it needs to be treated with care. Finding the right audiologist is essential, as you will likely visit them many times throughout your life for hearing examinations, hearing aid fittings and advice. Scheduling regular consultations with an audiologist will help keep your hearing at its best and enable you to get on with your life.