Hearing Aids Can Help You Keep Up With the Important Sounds of Your Life
Hearing loss can sneak up on you. In many cases, it is a progressive, degenerative disorder. Maybe you have trouble carrying on telephone conversations, struggle to hear in restaurants, rely on subtitles when you watch television, or frequently ask people to repeat themselves. These are all signs that you could benefit from a hearing evaluation. This is important because, in addition to inhibiting your ability to communicate, hearing loss can affect your brain health as well.
If you would like to hear better, you confidently turn to a hearing aid specialist at Autumn Oak Speech, Voice, and Hearing, the highest-rated clinic in Friendswood and all of southeastern Texas. Drs. Michelle Saltarrelli and Carrie Raz, our experienced audiology doctors, can review your medical history and symptoms, perform a physical ear exam and functional hearing test including cognitive screening, pinpoint the cause of your hearing loss, and suggest a customized treatment plan. And if you opt for hearing aids, Drs. Saltarrelli and Raz will provide a professional fitting with scientific verification outcomes as well as any necessary adjustments and repairs.
Are Hearing Aids Right for You?
Not everyone with hearing loss needs hearing aids. For instance, some people benefit greatly from earwax removal. After completing your hearing evaluation, your audiology doctor will fully explain the results. Specifically, she will review your audiogram, a detailed graph that depicts the sounds you hear well—and not so well. Based on this information, she can determine whether you are a good candidate for hearing aids. If so, she will help you explore your options and help you find the devices that best meet your unique needs. In recent years, hearing aid technology has advanced significantly, and these highly sophisticated devices are now available in a wide range of styles, including bone-anchored hearing aids, cochlear implants, and over-the-counter options.
Although hearing aids cannot fully restore your normal hearing (nothing can), they can significantly improve your ability to hear by amplifying soft sounds while simultaneously reducing background noise interference. As such, they can help you take control of your ability to hear the world around you, break down barriers to meaningful communication, and enhance your quality of life.
Allow Us to Help You Hear Better
At Autumn Oak Speech, Voice, and Hearing, our goal is to make it as easy as possible for our patients to improve their hearing. Toward that end, we are pleased to accept all major health insurance plans for hearing healthcare, including hearing aid services and devices from all major brands.
To request an appointment with an audiology doctor at our hearing clinic in Friendswood, TX, contact us today.