Choose the right hear­ing care pro­fes­sional

Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) - City - - LIFESTYLE -

Hear­ing aids are an in­vest­ment in your­self, your re­la­tion­ships and your life. There are many low-cost hear­ing de­vices avail­able on­line and at ware­house stores, they are not true hear­ing aids. They sim­ply make all sounds louder with­out cus­tomi­sa­tion for your needs. Hear­ing care starts with iden­ti­fy­ing the right dig­i­tal hear­ing aid provider. And it is far from be­ing an over-the­counter prod­uct. Your re­la­tion with your hear­ing aid provider will con­tinue for 4-8 years, with fol­low-ups, fine tun­ing, ser­vice, etc to max­imise ben­e­fit from the in­vest­ment you made. Iden­tify a qual­i­fied au­di­ol­o­gist, to un­der­stand why you had hear­ing loss, has so­lu­tions, and can ben­e­fit your spe­cific needs. Don’t com­pro­mise on your hear­ing health care by choos­ing the wrong per­son. En­sure that the provider has best health care cre­den­tials and is treat­ing you like a pa­tient and not a con­sumer. “Au­di­o­log­i­cal eval­u­a­tion starts with the thor­ough ex­am­i­na­tion of ear canal, fol­lowed by an au­diom­e­try test. De­pend­ing on re­sults, proper hear­ing aid will be rec­om­mended. En­sure ‘Big 6’ hear­ing aid man­u­fac­tures are rec­om­mended.” says TS Anand, MD, Anand Hear­ing Care, who has over 35 years ex­pe­ri­ence in the field of hear­ing aids. His clinic in Chandi­garh is han­dled by him and his team pro­vid­ing in-clinic ser­vices and home visit fa­cil­ity for the el­derly. Dis­claimer: The ve­rac­ity of any health claim made in the above ar­ti­cle is the re­spon­si­bil­ity of the doc­tor/ hos­pi­tal con­cerned.

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