Q: What do you mean by high quality value-based hearing instruments?
A: Of course, there are many different hearing aid manufacturers to choose from. We study new product introductions and determine whether or not the features contained in various new products are good value. We test and listen to the products that we use, we study the computer software that runs the instruments and we gain an understanding of the overall quality of the product. With our experience and through continuous education, we are able to offer the highest quality technologies at the lowest possible prices to our clients.
Q: How does an individual know they need help with their hearing?
A: Often, it is a family member or close friend who brings a hearing problem to the individual’s attention. Misunderstanding speech, asking people to repeat often, responding inappropriately, missing out on or withdrawing from social activities, having the television too loud, not hearing sounds like birds and crickets or the turn signal in the car – all of these initial indicators can lead a person to seek help with their hearing problem.
Q: What is the first step toward getting help with a hearing problem?
A: Making an appointment for a hearing test is really the first step. At Audia Hearing Aid Centre, we do an initial consultation to gain an understanding of the client’s individual hearing difficulties, we then perform a full diagnostic hearing test and explain the results to the client. We follow that with recommendations and a counseling session to ensure that the client has a full understanding of how we expect our product will be able to help them. Sometimes, a client will need some time to consider the test results and recommendations. We believe that spending time explaining the hearing loss and expectations with amplification builds a foundation for a successful fitting with hearing aids when the individual is ready to take the next step.