Hearing is one of your essential senses. Alongside hearing, your ears are key contributors to your balance. Just like the rest of the body, they are not impervious and can be damaged. Getting your ears checked is something you should do on a yearly basis along with your normal checkup or annual physical. Some of the big wholesalers like Costo and Sam’s Club have hearing centers, but just like visiting any other doctor, you should go see a true professional, an audiologist.
Audiologists are healthcare professionals who provide care in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of auditory disorders. To become an audiologist, a person must receive a doctoral degree in audiology, which usually takes anywhere from 4 to 6 years to complete. They also must be licensed and certified by the state they want to have their practice in.
Qualifications of an audiologist? Be caring, have outstanding counseling skills and communications skills, and possess a positive attitude to motivate patients. Realizing you may be losing your hearing isn’t easy, but with the support of an audiologist, not only will you feel good about yourself, you’ll know your getting the best service and the highest quality product.
The Benefits of Visiting an Audiologist:
If you would like any further information or if you have any questions, contact Dr. Joseph K. Durán and his team at New Generation Hearing Centers. We have two locations in South Florida, one near Coral Gables and the other in Westchester.