Patient Education

 

 

 

Dr. Khatri is recognized as a TOP Audiologist throughout the  Northern Virginia region and is featured as a medical expert on the TOP Doctors Interviews which are seen on CNN Headline News, FOX News, CNBC and Bravo

 

Guide to hearing aids and better hearing

You have just realized you have hearing loss.  You have also realized the fact that you need to do something about it.  Your family and friends have probably known for years. Now what do you do? Talk to friends, look for ads in the newspaper, and research online? Where do you go? Whom do you see? What should you ask? How do you make sure you are getting the best DEAL? We will get to the answers of these questions soon enough.

In our many years of patient care we have seen and heard it all, everything from people buying hearing aids online that were actually stolen property to patients who bought hearing aids through the mail that never worked or fit.

We have found that many consumers are confused, if you start looking online (which we do not recommend), you have to sort through many different websites many of which have one goal in mind –

TO SELL YOU HEARING AIDS, that’s it.

They could care less about the care, education and follow up that is required for a successful hearing aid fitting that can improve the quality of life for all who wear them. There are many different styles, models, and manufacturers to choose from.  The whole research process can become rather frustrating. We do understand that you need to have the right information before making a decision. Just try to make sure you are hearing it from an audiology based practice, not a website that is trying to sell you hearing aids.

Here are some of the questions you should be asking when choosing your hearing healthcare professional and the hearing aid technology:

1. What's The Difference Between An Audiologist And A Dispenser Of Hearing Aids?
2. Should I Be Seeking Out A One Hearing Aid Manufacturer Office?
3. Aren't All The Hearing Aid Offices The Same?
4. How Will I Be Treated At Family Hearing Services?
5. How Do I Know I Am Seeking The Best Provider For My Hearing Aids?
6. What About Service After The Sale?
7. How Do I Know It's Time To Have My Hearing Tested?
8. Is There A Way I Can Experience A Hearing Device Before I Actually Make A Purchase?
9. What About Speech Clarity?
10. Why Should I Not Put Off Today's Decision On Whether Or Not To Buy A Hearing Device Until Tomorrow?