3 Reasons to Use a Licensed Hearing Service Provider (HSP)
When it comes to addressing hearing loss, there is no “one size fits all” solution. The human ear is one of the most complex and precise organs of the body. Each person experiences hearing loss in their own unique way, which is why it is essential that addressing hearing loss is handled by a licensed professional who can provide accurate diagnostics and custom fitting based upon each individual’s unique needs.
There are many advantages to consulting a professional HSP to address your hearing loss, but these are the main 3 reasons:
1 – TESTING
The first benefit of using a licensed HSP is to determine the severity of your hearing loss and help to identify any underlying causes.
There are a number of different types of hearing tests that a hearing care specialist can perform. One of the most common is called an audiogram. This test measures the softest sounds that you can hear at different frequencies. Another common type of hearing test is called a speech recognition test. This test measures your ability to understand spoken language. A hearing care specialist will also take a detailed medical history. This is important in order to rule out any other potential causes of hearing loss. Based on the results of the hearing tests, the hearing care specialist will be able to make recommendations for treatment.
2 – CUSTOM FITTING
Much like the human ear, hearing aids are very sophisticated pieces of equipment with a multitude of settings to fit each individual’s lifestyle.
An HSP will modify the settings to suit each individual’s preferences and educate them on how to adjust the controls to optimize function for different environments.
Additionally, since everyone’s ear shape is unique, an HSP can customize hearing aids to fit each person perfectly. This is done by creating a mold of each ear to create a fit customized to the shape of your ears, resulting in a perfect fit.
The distance between the hearing aid receiver is to your eardrum is directly proportional to the quality of the sound you will experience, so getting the right fit is essential to optimize your hearing.
3 – PEACE OF MIND
Working with an HSP ensures that you will get the best results and eliminate any doubts about the performance of your hearing aids.
As experts in hearing health, HSPs can answer any of your questions regarding your hearing loss, use of hearing devices, cleaning your devices, inserting batteries, best practices for optimal hearing health, and more.
Additionally, hearing devices often must be adjusted as your hearing needs change. An HSP can work with you after your fitting to answer any questions or make necessary adjustments.
Physicians Hearing Network can serve as an extension of your care team, providing audiology services at the point of care from licensed professionals. Our services are provided at no cost to the practice and generate additional ancillary revenue.
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