Hearing impairment is as crucial and important as poor eyesight. The irony is that people are comfortable wearing even thick glasses to fix their eyesight but feel very embarrassed to wear hearing aids. As per the latest survey report , there are many who suffer from hearing loss to varying degrees but are unwilling to come out with the problem. They are scared about the social stigma that many associate with Digital Hearing Aids. Our audiologist at Bengal Speech come across many who get bogged down at the very thought of flaunting hearing aids.
We have identified that the problem arises from the role played by audiologists. Unlike our experts, there are few who are not patient with the person reeling with the realization that they have hearing issues. Instead of listening to the patient and addressing their concerns, audiologists make the mistake of offering solutions and the latest gadgets in hearing aid technology. That is never the solution. With our experience and expertise, we understand that hearing aids need to be introduced to the patient after some counseling. They must be explained that this will not ostracize them in any manner.
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That, we think, is the first thing that you must look for in an audiologist and which you will find among our professionals here at Bengal Speech. The question is not about prescribing the right hearing aids. It is about empowering the person that these gadgets will not undermine their confidence or stature in society. When that is taken care of, hearing aids are not much of a problem. This is an even bigger issue with children, especially teenagers. We know of cases when teenagers try to cover up their impairment so that they can avoid wearing hearing aids. With the right audiologist to smoothen out those initial hiccups, it becomes easy and convenient.
Another point of concern in picking the right audiologist is that the expert must be hands-on in addressing your issues before and after buying hearing aids. Hearing devices, particularly the ones that fit inside the ear (the CIC variety), may not work out snugly for everyone. It takes a bit of adjustment and handholding. If the audiologist of your choice is not around to help you out with your queries, you can call it a bad choice indeed! It is imperative that audiologists help you tide over the initial problems, if any, with your hearing devices.
They are usually very much around before you make the purchase, for obvious reasons! But it is only a trusted brand like Bengal Speech that sticks around and offers sound advice to you. In fact, our audiologists are there for your issues round the clock! It is also not just one person handling the calls and the problems. There is a team and if there are any critical cases, they put their thinking hats together to come up with the best solution. That is what make our audiologists the best option that you can find around.