Hearing is precious! When you struggle to hear words spoken by friends and family it can be quite frustrating. Tension, resentment, and feelings of helplessness are often experienced with untreated hearing loss. Over time it can chip away at your physical and emotional health, and rob you of your independence. It can also impact your employment, cultural participation, social activities, and financial stability.
Untreated hearing loss packs quite the punch, but you don’t need to suffer in silence.
Taking steps towards treating your hearing difficulties is a personal journey. There is no one size fits all for treatment — it needs individual care and attention. That’s why the most important step is seeking the right hearing professional. You have many options available to you for finding your hearing solution, but with so many choices it can be hard to decide what’s best for you. One of the paths you should consider is seeking the services of a regulated Audiologist.
Choosing an Audiologist as your hearing health partner
Audiologists have Master’s and/or Doctorate level professional degrees. Their scope of practice is large and comprehensive with an array of services available. They provide patients with diagnostic hearing assessments, tinnitus assessments, and other comprehensive tests. They can also provide evaluations and hearing loss treatments to both children and adults. Furthermore, when you choose an Audiologist, your best interest is a priority. That’s because a government college regulates Audiologists. An Audiologist’s practice must adhere to strict standards for providing high-quality care. This ensures Audiologists apply current relevant knowledge and deliver competent ethical services. Additionally, Audiologists can prescribe hearing aids if there is a need for them. This convenient benefit can save you time and energy when you’re ready to purchase hearing aids. In Ontario, only Audiologists and Physicians can prescribe hearing aids. Other types of practitioners have training related to hearing instruments but cannot prescribe them.
Questions or concerns about your hearing loss?
Seeking treatment for hearing loss is important. With treatment, you can begin to regain independence and improve your quality of life. But finding the right provider is essential to your success. You’ll want to find a provider you’re comfortable with and can trust. Your success with hearing aids relates to the knowledge and experience of your provider.
Auburn & Mountain Hearing Centres has over 18 years of experience in the Audiology field. They have a Doctor of Audiology-registered Audiologist on staff and have helped countless people of all ages in the community hear to their full potential. Auburn & Mountain Hearing Centre’s philosophy is to provide patients the respect they deserve. They believe in treating each patient with individual care and attention. This is why they have been an award-winning clinic for over seven years. Including recently winning the 2016/2017 Hamilton & Waterloo Consumers Choice Awards for best hearing services.