A Santa Clarita audiologist is educating community members on what an audiologist does in honor of Audiology Awareness Month, and talking about the reasons to choose a private practice audiology office when it comes to hearing loss solutions.
Audiologists receive university training for at least four to six years, and must also now have a doctorate degree from a four-year doctoral program, noted Advanced Audiology’s Nola Aronson.
“They are trained in the diagnosis of hearing loss and the solutions, and what to do about different types of hearing loss,” Aronson explained. “They can also find medical problems that occur in the ear … and we deal with balance and dizzy problems also.”
Though audiologists refer out to the appropriate medical doctors when it comes to medical problems, Aronson noted that they will make the actual diagnosis first.
For example, KHTS Co-Owner Carl Goldman was diagnosed with an ear tumor by Aronson earlier this year after seeking her help for his monthslong hearing loss in one ear.
Goldman said that Aronson stayed by his side through the entire process, even working with his doctors directly. He also had appointments once a week with Aronson to fine tune his hearing loss solutions during a “wait-and-see” six-month time period recommended by his doctors.
“We don’t just sell hearing aids,” said Aronson. “We actually have solutions, we actually have communication strategies and we actually do those kinds of things, so when people think of us, they need to think more of their health rather than buying something, because there’s a big difference.”
If a patient has trouble affording to go to a private practice Santa Clarita audiologist, Aronson said that she has called insurance companies and even tracked down donated hearing aids that she can give to someone in need.
“I go that extra mile to try to help my patients,” Aronson said. “It’s not all about just money all the time, and that’s what a lot of people think it’s about. I really care whether people hear or not. I care about each person as an individual.”
Advanced Audiology was founded in 2010 by Santa Clarita audiologist Nola Aronson, who has been fitting hearing aids for more than 30 years. Advanced Audiology is the largest diagnostic hearing center in the Santa Clarita Valley, focusing on clients with hearing loss, tinnitus, ears ringing and more. Hearing tests, hearing aids and new sound infrared devices are also available at Advanced Audiology in addition to a complete hearing healthcare program that includes free batteries, quarterly cleanings and adjustments.
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