Three Reasons To Choose An Audiologist

2018-12-19 | Frequently asked questions

Three Reasons To Choose An Audiologist

When it comes to buying hearing aids, there are several options available to you. You can visit your local Audiologist for tailor-fitted aids, you can visit your local Costco for of-the-shelf aids, or, you can visit a local hearing aid dispenser.

Choose any of these options and you’ll be able to walk away with hearing aids. However, only one of these options can guarantee you get the hearing aids or other hearing treatment you need for your specific requirements. When it comes to looking after your hearing, the only safe, comprehensive hearing health care available is with an Audiologist.

Why? Listed below are three of the main reasons you should book in with an Audiologist rather than dropping into Costco or a Hearing Aid Dispenser when you’re experiencing problems with your hearing:


1. Audiologists provide comprehensive hearing health care

Audiologists are real experts when it comes to understanding ears, hearing and balance. They’ve trained for years, building their knowledge and getting to know every part of the human hearing system. To qualify as a doctor, they need to have a minimum of a 4-year medical degree, hundreds of hours of patient care training, and 12 months of supervised, on-the-job practice.

How does that compare to your other options? A Hearing Aid Dispenser’s training lasts just 12 weeks. And Costco? No training required. It’s pretty fair to say then that an Audiologist is the only option when it comes to hearing health care.


2. Hearing health care you can trust

If you have a problem with your hearing, an Audiologist will be able to properly diagnose your issue and find the right solution, and that solution may not be hearing aids. The most important thing is that you get the right treatment, support and advice, not that you get sold an expensive pair of hearing aids. You can trust an Audiologist to have your best interests in mind on every level. Something that other options simply cannot provide.


3. Value for money

You get what you pay for. To make sure your hearing gets cared for the way it should, you need someone who is an expert in the field of hearing health care. All those years of training don’t come cheap for sure, but they do provide you with the peace of mind you are entitled to when it comes to hearing health care. In fact, when you consider the expertise you’re receiving when you visit an Audiologist, you’re getting incredible value-for-money.

The service of an Audiologist includes numerous adjustments for hearing aid wearers, continued after-care, advice, support, and long-term care you can count on.


Contact us today

If you or someone you know is experiencing problems with their hearing and are unsure who to turn to for help and advice, get in touch with us at SLENT Hearing & Balance Center in Mandeville, Hammond and Slidell. We know how hearing loss can affect your quality of life and we want to help you get back on the road to good hearing health.

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Dr. JJ Martinez, AuD, FAAA

J.J. was born in Wichita, KS, and was brought up in a Marine Corps family. Following in his father’s footsteps, he joined the Marine Corps after high school and was stationed in Camp Lejeune, NC. After going to college at Southeastern Louisiana University, he went to graduate school and got his doctorate degree from Louisiana State University Health Science Center in New Orleans, LA. Soon after, he started his career in audiology and became board certified in Audiology.


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