If you or a loved one are having problems with your hearing and want to make a change, you will find that there are many options available to you. You may be new to the world of hearing health, and all of these options can seem daunting or confusing.
Here, at Selective Hearing, we believe that audiology is the safest, wisest route to choose for pretty much anyone. The question is, why should you choose an Audiologist like us? There are 3 main reasons.
1. Access to specialist experience and knowledge
Your overall health is number one, why should your hearing health be any different? It is important to know the expertise of your healthcare professional before they treat you.
An Audiologist is like a doctor of hearing. Every qualified Audiologist has to study a 4-year medical degree, which allows them to diagnose, treat and monitor disorders of the hearing and balance system. This degree includes 350 hours of real patient care and 12 months of full time supervised clinical practice. You can relax and feel assured that they will have both extensive theoretical knowledge and clinical practice in the area you need.
Like anything else, your hearing requires long-term, ongoing care. Your health situation or lifestyle might change, and there may be adjustments to be made. An Audiologist provides comprehensive aftercare to make sure your hearing treatment is going as well as possible. We will check your device is working properly and ensure you are getting the best out of them, plus answer any questions that might come up when you’ve used them for a while.
We also stay ahead of the curve with the latest technology, so if you’re looking for an upgrade, we will be able to tell you all about new devices and their features.
3. Value for money
Remember, you are receiving far more than a hearing aid when you visit an Audiologist. As well as the above aftercare, you also get professional fitting, personalized hearing care advice, support and counselling or advice for loved ones, all as a standard part of the comprehensive service.
So, when you make the wise decision to take the next steps to improve your hearing health, consider these three great reasons to choose an Audiologist.
If you wish to find out more, you can register for a no obligation call back from one of our Audiologists in Lafayette or Crowley, or alternatively call us on 337-291-9939 to book an appointment. Start your journey to better hearing health right now.
An Abbeville, Louisiana native, Dr. Thom realized her love for speech, language, and hearing while taking a speech pathology class her junior year at LSU. After completing a bachelor of arts in communications disorders, that love persisted, and Dr. Thom graduated in 2011 with a clinical doctorate in audiology from Louisiana Tech University. Dr. Thom continues to make sounds and language more accessible to her patients and likes to learn about their unique hearing and communication needs. An active member of the Louisiana Academy of Audiology, she has been serving as a board member for two years, and was the 2016-17 President of LAA.