Residents with hearing-related medical and/or social issues can find solutions with the help of an audiologist in Santa Clarita: Nola Aronson from Advanced Audiology.
Rather than “selling” hearing devices, Aronson stressed that it is her goal to instead educate the public about hearing and offer individualized hearing loss solutions that meet each specific patients’ unique needs.
“Advanced Audiology is different from other practices in the Santa Clarita Valley,” Aronson said. “We have two doctors of audiology; myself, an audiologist; and we have a hearing aid dispenser that I actually trained myself, and so is more like an audiologist than a salesperson because she follows our motto of helping people, and helping people to lead better social lives.”
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Someone who has untreated hearing loss often sees the impacts in their social life, because they either isolate themselves from others or stop doing things they enjoy because they have trouble hearing.
“We don’t want people to, as they get older, give up what they love to do just because they may have a hearing problem,” Aronson said.
Additionally, audiologists like Aronson have an “expertise” in diagnosis of medical issues related to hearing loss.
“The owner of KHTS Radio, … Carl Goldman, came to me because he was having some plugging in his ear and he didn’t know what was wrong,” Aronson said. “I actually found an acoustic tumor that he had, and I was able to get him to the right place to get the right treatment and fit him with correct hearing aids.”
If a person isn’t sure they really need hearing aids and don’t want to see an audiologist in Santa Clarita as a result, Aronson noted that a no-obligation 45-day trial period is available in California, so people can find out for themselves if hearing devices are worth investing in.
“You could just see what it’s like for yourself, and you don’t even have to spend the money in the beginning, just to see how it can enhance your quality of life,” Aronson said.
Free hearing screenings in Santa Clarita are also available at Advanced Audiology, and Aronson is encouraging the public to schedule an appointment, even if they only would be establishing a baseline for their hearing.
“The reason we do this is just to educate people about their hearing,” Aronson said. “So you get a baseline, you know where your hearing is at, and then over the years, now you can see if it’s changing. But at least you understand about hearing, hearing loss and how it can affect your life, and so that’s where our interest lies.”
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.
23822 Valencia Blvd. #103
Valencia, CA 91355