Whether you are unable to leave your home or simply cannot reach our physical office, our practice is now offering telehealth services for hearing aids. You may already be familiar with telehealth as primary care physicians have been utilizing this form of medicine for more than a decade, but hearing health professionals are now offering this convenience as well.
How does hearing health telemedicine work?
Similar to the telemedicine offered by physicians, this service enables our audiologists to assist you with problems you may have involving hearing loss, hearing aid care, maintenance and adjustments, through a device that connects to the internet, such as a computer, tablet or mobile telephone.
What services are offered through audiologists?
To utilize telehealth services, you will schedule an appointment with the audiologist. Before your appointment, you will log onto the telehealth platform, where you will be connected with your audiologist. The scope of telemedicine services for hearing healthcare is still growing, but we can currently provide assistance on the following:
Hearing aid fine-tuning
If you already have hearing aids that are compatible with remote care, we can use remote programming to view your current settings and make adjustments based on your hearing test results. With this technology, we are able to help adjust volume controls, noise reduction, directional microphones and tone control.
Hearing aid maintenance
If you’re unsure how to take care of your hearing aids, we can help walk you through this process through video communication. From what tools you should be using to how frequently, we’re happy to ensure you are properly cleaning and maintaining your technology.
Telemedicine is opening a number of doors in our industry to provide the best care possible to our patients. Whether you have limited mobility or simply can’t make it to our office, learn more about how we can still serve your hearing healthcare needs; conveniently and quickly.