Selecting an Audiologist

Have you begun looking for an audiologist, or are looking for a new audiologist and are not sure the best way to approach the search? Here are some tips on what to look for when selecting an audiologist.

Make Sure They Have the Proper Qualifications for Your Needs

Before deciding whether you’re going to see a particular audiologist, make sure that they have the credentials to best help you with your hearing loss needs. The highest degree an audiologist can receive is a doctorate in audiology. An audiologist with this title with have Au.D. or Doctor of Audiology in his or her title.

Other audiologist degrees include a Masters of Science or Arts in audiology. All audiologists must also have a license to practice. In addition, some states require a separate license for audiologists who would also like to sell hearing aids. New York is a state that requires both.

Dr. Jared Teter of Hearcare Hearing Center is a Doctor of Audiology, licensed in audiology, and licensed to dispense hearing aids.

What Are Other People Saying?

If you’ve found an audiologist you’re considering seeing, check to see if you can find reviews about the practice. Talk with friends and others to see if they have any experience with the provider and ask about their experience. Did they feel welcome? Did they feel that the audiologist listened to them and their needs? Did they feel that received good customer service? The way that you feel while visiting an audiologist can make a big difference in your overall experience.

Come in for a Meeting

The best way to determine whether an audiologist is going to be a good fit for your needs is to visit the office directly. Hearcare Hearing Center offers complimentary hearing assessments, so you can come in and experience working with Dr. Teter directly. By visiting an audiologist and meeting them in person, you will get a good feel for whether it’s a good fit.

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"What to Look for When Selecting an Audiologist"

June R. commented on Dec 4, 2015 at 04:14 pm

I really appreciate this information on what to look for in an audiologist. My mother has been struggling with hearing for a few years, so we definitely need to get her in as soon as possible. I like the suggestion you give of having a consultation with them before hand. For me, the willingness to give a consultation would be a good sign. Thanks for the information!

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