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 telehealth work?
Similar to the telehealth offered by physicians, this service enables our Audiologists 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 Audiologists?
To utilize telehealth services, you will schedule an appointment with an Audiologist. Before your appointment, you will log onto the telehealth platform, where you will be connected with your Audiologist. The scope of telehealth services for hearing healthcare is still growing, but we can currently provide assistance on the following:
Hearing aid selection
If you could benefit from the use of hearing technology, our Audiologists will take time to educate you on the different types available to you. This means talking about the style of hearing aid, the performance level of hearing aid and the the proper care. Our Audiologists will also talk with you about the rehabilitative process of wearing hearing aids for the first time and expectations for prognosis of treatment 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.
Hearing aid maintenance
If you are 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. Proper maintenance helps you not only get the most our of your hearing aids, but also to extend the lifespan of your hearing aids. You can find more information about hearing aid maintenance on our website here.
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.