Whether you are unable to leave your home or simply cannot reach our physical office, our practice is now offering telehealth services for hearing loss and hearing aids. You may already be familiar with telehealth as primary care physicians have been utilizing this form of medicine for more than a decade, but hearing health professionals are now offering this convenience as well.
How does hearing health telemedicine work?
Similar to the telemedicine offered by physicians, this service enables our professionals to assist you with problems you may have involving hearing loss, hearing aid care, maintenance and adjustments, through a device that connects to the internet, such as a computer, tablet or mobile device.
What services are offered through hearing specialists?
To utilize telehealth services, you will schedule an appointment with a hearing provider. Before your appointment, you will log onto the telehealth platform, where you will be connected with your specialist. The scope of telemedicine services for hearing healthcare is still growing, but we can currently provide assistance on the following:
Hearing loss assessment and identification
Online hearing testing has evolved over the years to become much more intuitive than the surveys of the past. With the help of a hearing care professional, you can be guided through a series of evaluations that can indicate the presence of a problem with your auditory system. While the accuracy of results can vary based on your specific system, the testing process has been refined to provide important details to your hearing specialist to help them determine how to best treat you.
Hearing aid selection
If you could benefit from the use of hearing technology, our specialists will take time to educate you on the different types available to you. This means talking about how they fit in or behind the ear, as well as the proper care.
Hearing aid fine-tuning
If you already have hearing aids, we can use remote programming to view your current settings and make adjustments based on your past hearing test results. With this technology, we are able to help adjust volume controls, noise reduction, directional microphones and tone control.
Hearing aid maintenance
If you’re unsure how to take care of your hearing aids, we can help walk you through this process. From what tools you should be using to how frequently, we’re happy to ensure you are properly cleaning and maintaining your technology.
Telemedicine is opening a number of doors in our industry to provide the best care possible to our patients. Whether you have limited mobility or simply can’t make it to our office, learn more about how we can still serve your hearing healthcare needs; conveniently and quickly.