Family playing cards 300x200Hearing loss can feel like an isolating issue, but it’s important to remember you’re not alone in your treatment of it.

Friends and family are invested in you addressing the situation as well – after all, they rely on your hearing abilities to be able to communicate with you. May is Better Hearing Month – now is the time to ask a family member to accompany you to an appointment at Physicians Hearing Center in Dothan, Alabama and the tri-state area. 

This “family-centered care” approach with one of our team members can prove beneficial to all parties: you, your family and your audiologist.

Providing Better Insight

Your family may be able to provide insight into ways your hearing loss has affected your household, even if you’re not fully aware of them.

Perhaps you’ve been increasingly turning up the volume on the television or missing conversation from across the room, for example. Your family member can inform the audiologist, who in turn will have a better understanding of what listening environments are causing you problems and make the appropriate treatment recommendations.

Having this information will assist you in hearing the TV and conversations while helping your family better understand how your hearing loss affects your day-to-day life. Your audiologist gets insight into your hearing impairment and can come up with hearing aid adjustments and strategies to improve your listening experience.

Built-In Support System

Going to an audiology appointment can be intimidating, especially if it’s your first time. Having a family member there will not only help you feel more comfortable, but they can also help write down the doctor’s comments and suggestions to help you remember what is discussed.

If the audiologist suggests hearing aids, your family member can help process recommendations and give input on which devices best suit you.

For more information on services at Physicians Hearing Center in Dothan, Alabama, call (334) 673-7399 or contact us online.