The Value of Consulting With A Hearing Care Professional
As We all try to be educated consumers and more importantly educated patients. However, we cannot find every answer online. As we have learned since Covid, fever and/or sniffles can result in different diagnoses. There is a unique value in having a professional provide insight into our specific concerns and needs. The same expert opinion can apply to hearing loss. Someone who experiences hearing loss or tinnitus (ringing in the ears) can have various causes and treatment outcomes. “Dr. Google”, an online search, can provide all the different reasons a person experiences these symptoms but only a professional can guide you in what applies to your specific condition and test results. Here are a few of the benefits and the value of hearing care professionals, and why they are more important than you think.
Prevention is Better than Cure
One of the culprits of poor online information relates to tinnitus. Tinnitus is a noise in the head or ears that does not come from an external source. We all experience tinnitus at one time or another. There is the old wives’ tale that if your ears are ringing someone is talking about you. However, there is a difference between a brief ringing in your ear that goes away versus a constant ringing that gets louder when it is quiet and eventually causes anxiety and/or stress.
If you were to do an online search on tinnitus you would find a variety of solutions from yoga poses, gadgets, and various supplements to “get rid” of the tinnitus. You will also find a lot of blog posts of individuals stating how bad their tinnitus is and how they cannot escape it. However, if a person seeks professional advice on tinnitus, they will then get an education on what tinnitus is and more importantly what it is not, why the brain perceives this phantom noise, and the many things that can be done to manage tinnitus.
A hearing care specialist will start to acquire a sense of who you are, what you want, and what will work best for you after a few appointments. We can point you in the direction of the ideal hearing aid type with the aid of your private information. Hearing care professionals are experts in the use of hearing aids, the advantages of various models, and which model will work best for you.
We will work in your favor to ensure you get a hearing aid that satisfies your needs since we want you to enjoy using them. Your decision-making process can be aided by our customer-focused approach, and we will support you long after the sale is complete.
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At Sophisticated Hearing, many of our patients who have normal hearing come in for a tinnitus evaluation. An individualized one-hour consultation helps to identify why they experience their hearing condition and provides them with solutions on how that can improve their specific situation. Whether you experience tinnitus or difficulty hearing, Dr. Olson can take a detailed case history, perform appropriate audiological testing, and provide solutions for your individual hearing needs.