Why A Clinical Setting
Hearing Health Science has evolved over the years, and diagnostic testing now is much more sophisticated. Doctors of Audiology have the equipment and training to evaluate a patient's hearing and must determine where in the ear and neurologic auditory system hearing loss is happening. For some patients, the findings will indicate a permanent loss that only hearing aids can help rehabilitate. For others, there will be a medical problem requiring referral to an Ear Nose Throat specialist for medical intervention. Most hearing losses are not life threatening, but in rare instances, there could be a long term life threatening condition manifesting itself as a hearing loss. A clinical setting, such as Madison and Saratoga Hearing Center, insures that these medical conditions are considered before a hearing aid is recommended. Our Doctors of Audiology look at all the components of diagnostic testing to make a cohesive, patient-centered treatment plan.
As technology advances and hearing testing, hearing aids, and hearing aid accessories get more advanced, it is important that your hearing care provider fully understands how they function. A clinical setting will look at the fitting of hearing aids as rehabilitation toward better hearing health, not as a commodity to sell. In some environments, the goal is to sell hearing aids, rather than comprehensive patient care.
Hearing is how we interact and communicate in our world. Keeping our hearing at its optimal level has shown to significantly reduce dementia, depression and feelings of isolation.
When you really look at hearing healthcare, one would wonder why it is considered ok to get hearing aids in the same place you buy your tires, or bulk food items; or if you should trust someone who solely is interested in the sale of a hearing aid to reach a quota, or get a commission.
Madison and Saratoga Hearing Center values your hearing and its contribution to your well-being. It is why many of our patients and area doctors feel it is the clinic of choice in the Capital Area.