Your audiologist is your ears’ best friend. If anything goes wrong with your hearing or your ears in general that might affect your hearing, your audiologist is the person you want to see. If you’ve never seen an audiologist or it has been a long time since your last hearing test, now is the time to see one, especially adults who are approaching their senior years and kids up to age twelve. The former group needs an audiologist to spot hearing loss and help correct it, while the latter group sees one to prevent and/ or treat it.
So how do you go about picking the right audiologist? There are many factors to consider, and all of them have to do with personal needs and preferences. If you are just having your hearing checked and looking into the overall health and wellness of your ears, you can try any number of audiologists in your area who are part of your medical insurance plan. You should also double check to make sure you don’t need a referral from your family doctor to see one. The other possibility is to check with friends and family to see who they recommend; a very good audiologist will come to you by word of mouth, and he or she may have a wait-list.
If your needs are more immediate, an audiologist who takes all forms of medical insurance or medical assistance can be seen sooner. You can always transfer your records to the audiologist of choice once you’re up on the list. The right audiologist, it goes without saying, will also be an excellent listener and willing to hear all of your concerns. He or she will walk you through any treatments or needs for hearing aids.
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