Hearing problems can only be correctly treated when they’ve been accurately evaluated and diagnosed, and making sure to find the right hearing healthcare provider is an important aspect to consider. Choosing an audiologist to care for your hearing means that you’re establishing a relationship with a professional who has completed the most extensive education in hearing conditions and the proper treatment and management of them.
Since hearing aids are medical devices and must be recommended and prescribed by licensed and qualified professionals, only audiologists can offer the highest level of expertise. Because of their lengthy training, audiologists are the only professionals licensed to perform several hearing health services, such as earwax removal, and are trained in utilizing thorough diagnostic testing to understand each patient’s type of hearing loss.
Audiologists earn an advanced degree in audiology (either a Master’s or Doctorate degree), and complete rigorous training and testing in order to become licensed to practice. They specialize in the diagnosis, management, and treatment of hearing and balance disorders. When licensed by their state Board, they’re approved to dispense hearing aids and practice audiology.
Beyond their extensive training, audiologists’ commitment to ethical practice is evident by the required oath they pledge to their vocation and must adhere to in order to maintain their license. This oath states that audiologists must always practice in the best interest of the patient. This means that patients can rest assured that the advice and recommendations from an audiologist will be honest and aimed at providing the most appropriate solutions, no matter what.
Our audiologists are committed to the ethical guidelines of their profession and never try to “sell” to our patients, but instead aim to educate them on their situation and best options for their hearing health. At Hearing Solutions of Alabama, we offer the skill, professional service, and continuing support necessary for real success and improved hearing. It’s our mission to enable our patients to take full advantage of today’s highly customizable, highly programmable, custom-fit hearing devices.
Our extensive training and years of experience have earned us a reputation for detailed patient education and successful customized solutions. We know how important your hearing is to your life and your relationships, and we invite you to experience the difference of expert hearing care.