One of the most important steps to take in your ear health is having a checkup by an audiologist. Through experience and expertise, your audiologist will be able to detect any issues with your ears and recommend the best way to treat them. But it is a big help to come prepared with your concerns ahead of time. Here are three good questions to ask your audiologist.
How Should I Protect My Hearing?
Prevention is the best treatment against hearing loss. Your audiologist knows a variety of ways to help you protect your ears. Your audiologist will discuss simple tricks to keep your hearing in the best condition for as long as possible and give you the steps to do so. For example, they will likely recommend ear plugs for loud events such as concerts and they will also discuss the best kind of earplugs to fit you.
What is the Best Way to Clean My Ears?
You might not know that there are several right and wrong ways to clean your ears. Many people debate about whether using cotton swabs in their ears is a bad idea. Since your audiologist knows exactly how the ear works, they can explain how and why certain cleaning methods work best. Chances are that they’ll caution you to avoid over-cleaning since the inner ear needs earwax and it will naturally expel it over time.
What If I’m Suffering from Hearing Loss?
It’s easy to overlook hearing loss until it progresses too far. For this reason, it’s important to start talking with your audiologists as soon as possible when you start having concerns. You audiologist knows the warning signs and will offer you the best treatment for whatever type or level of hearing loss you might already have to prevent it from worsening.
Contact Bay Area Audiology Today!
Ready to change the way you look at hearing loss? Our Doctor of Audiology, Dr. Trisha A. Bents Muth, is exceptionally experienced in the art of audiology, and is dedicated to providing the absolute best solutions. Bay Area Audiology has been working to give patients a comfortable environment, with thorough evaluations. We are independently owned, and unbiased when it comes to finding you the care you need.
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