The importance of regular hearing assessments

Q: Why is it important to go to a hearing professional to get hearing aids and how can Iimprove my hearing?

A: In addition to diagnostic audiological evaluations, hearing professionals provide ongoing support and care to ensure that your hearing aids continually improve your hearing. When you trust a hearing professional with your hearing healthcare, you can be sure that your hearing aids are customised to the physical attributes of your ears, your degree and type of hearing loss, as well as your lifestyle and budget. 

Keep in mind that your hearing professional is invested in your success and your hearing journey. They will walk you through the process, talk about ways to improve your hearing and provide follow-up care for your hearing and your hearing aids. Success with hearing aids is a partnership between you and your hearing professional. That’s why choosing the right one is so important.

Hearing aids are not one-size-fits-all

Hearing loss varies widely in degree and type: there is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to treating hearing loss with hearing aids. Even if you could find two people with identical hearing losses, hearing is subjective. That means that two people that have the same hearing loss will likely prefer to have the hearing aids programmed very differently.

Hearing aids require regular care and maintenance to function optimally. After you are fitted with hearing aids, you will see your hearing professional for programming, repairs, and cleanings. This type of personalised care is often not available if your hearing aids are purchased online or with somewhere else.

When decide that you need to improve your hearing - trust a trained professional. To find a hearing professional near you, call 08000 683 533, or click here.

By Starkey Hearing Technologies blog