Choose the right hearing care professional
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.