COVID-19 has changed how the hearing industry operates, creating the need for safe and convenient remote appointments. Remote hearing care is a fast and accessible way to handle common needs without leaving the house. The type of remote services available are extensive and continue to grow as needed.
Earwax removal is a procedure to remove excess wax from one or both ears. Flushing with warm water or a curette are the two most common ways to remove the debris from the ear. Depending on current medical history, audiologists may also prescribe ear drops as a preventative measure.
Tinnitus is a faint but distracting sound in one or both ears. Due to its random nature, tinnitus is known for disrupting personal and professional activities. Tinnitus treatment options take individual needs into account. Temporary tinnitus involves medicine, earwax cleaning or surgery. For more serious cases, management devices for tinnitus are now a portable and effective way to deal with the condition.
Keeping up with maintenance is an important part of owning a heading aid. When home repair fails, in-office repair will provide much-needed assistance. When the damage is serious, a manufacturer repair is requested. During the repair period, the use of loaner hearing aids may be discussed.
When the programming is finished for the hearing device, the hearing aid dispensing and fitting appointment is scheduled. Before being worn, the devices go through their final adjustments. The audiologist present for the fitting will ask essential questions about the feel, sound and comfort of the hearing aids.
Getting evaluated for hearing aids is a big step in hearing loss treatment. Every device is built differently, and each has its own set of pros, cons and features. Audiologists will go over available options and make recommendations. But the final choice is always up to what the patient feels comfortable with.
Diagnostic hearing evaluations help audiologists gauge the severity of hearing loss. With these tests, the cause of hearing loss, dizziness and balance disorders are found. The type of test needed is different for each individual. Speech, pure-tone and bone-conduction tests are a few of the exams that may be conducted.