If you are experiencing hearing loss, it may make you feel like you are living in an alternate universe. It can be hard to connect with others, including those nearest to us, and it can seem like we are retreating more and more into ourselves. This is an incremental process that typically takes place over several years, but the sooner you recognize that your hearing impairment has started to impact your everyday lives, the sooner you can look for help from those better equipped to help improve your quality of life.
What is a hearing instrument specialist?
A hearing instrument specialist or HIS is a qualified and accredited member of the hearing medical professional team. A hearing instrument specialist will get to know you and your lifestyle first and look at your hearing health needs and worries. Once they have an understanding of your needs and concerns, a hearing instrument specialist will test your hearing.
They will run a series of tests to assess your hearing in a number of conditions to find out exactly what is going on when it comes to your hearing health. After the hearing tests are done, your hearing instrument specialist will sit with you to discuss the test results. They will discuss their observations and suggestions with you in-depth. One of these things is likely to be having a hearing aid fitted.
But why should you visit a hearing instrument specialist?
They are experts in hearing aid technology
The main benefit you will have from paying a visit to a hearing instrument specialist is that they are experts in the hearing aid technology that you need to use to manage your hearing loss. Heating aids and other instruments and devices are extremely sophisticated pieces of technology, and evolve and develop all of the time.
Having someone who knows everything there is to know about them, the benefits and drawbacks of each one, and who keeps up to date with the latest news and developments are always going to be huge pluses. It also means that whatever questions you have about your hearing aid, no matter how complicated it is, they are going to provide you with the correct answer, and that is always going to be reassuring.
They know everything there is to know about each device
There's a vast array of potential devices that you could be given to try to help improve your hearing. Because of this, there is a lot to know about hearing aids and each one has its own specific functions and ways of working that are reassuring to know about.
The wonderful thing is that your hearing instrument specialist will know all about each device and model and all the pros and cons of each device. That is why you should be pleased to have someone like that by your side who can teach you exactly what you need to know about the particular hearing device that you need to or choose to use.
They can make sure it is perfectly adjusted and fitted
When you need to start using a hearing aid, it is reassuring to know that it is being carried out by competent people. A hearing instrument specialist is literally an expert in this field and will know exactly how to make it fit for you, will be able to demonstrate it to you, and explain to you how it works in depth.
They will also have the requisite skills and tools to be able to fine-tune your hearing aid, to make sure it works as clear as possible specifically for you, allowing you to get the very best out of your hearing device.
They have the appropriate contacts
While a hearing instrument specialist focuses on the hearing aids and devices that someone with a hearing impairment may need to use, they can refer people back to their audiologist or seek further guidance and help if something still does not seem right with your hearing health. They will be well connected and may be able to fast track you through processes.
Want to know more?
If you want to know more about hearing aids or other devices or find out how a fully qualified hearing instrument specialist can help you to hear clearly once again, give our team at the Nu-Life Hearing Centre a call on this phone number: 905-697-3838. We know everything there is to know about hearing aids, and we are ready and waiting to help you.