Santa Clarita audiologist Nola Aronson, owner of the city’s largest hearing clinic, Advanced Audiology, explains how hearing exams and interventions, such as hearing aids, can help people maintain lifelong health.
Just as every part of the body wears down over time, our ears can also be damaged throughout the course of our lives. Loud noises such as gunshots, construction noise and loud music can damage our ears and cause ailments such as tinnitus.
Moreover, some physical ailments, such as heart disease, diabetes, and even stress can also cause hearing damage.
Nola Aronson, Santa Clarita audiologist and owner of Advanced Audiology hearing center, notes that while most people take care of their general health, some neglect having their hearing screened for problems.
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Just as with other health problems, hearing issues can worsen over time. By catching hearing problems early, the expert audiologists at Advanced Audiology can help Santa Clarita residents maintain their hearing over the course of their lives.
“You get your eyes and teeth checked; what happened to your ears?” asked Nola Aronson. “How are your relationships when you cannot communicate and someone gets angry because they must repeat everything?”
At Nola Aronson’s Advanced Audiology hearing center, the Santa Clarita audiologist has personally seen the benefits of frequent hearing screenings. For instance, one of her patients was even able to use her screening results as evidence in a court case, where she was awarded compensation from the defendant’s insurance company following an automobile accident.
The patient in question was left with hearing damage after an airbag was deployed next to her ear. Since she was able to produce paperwork showing that she suffered from no hearing loss, acoustic tumors or earwax buildup prior to the accident, the court was made aware that her hearing damage was a direct result of the accident, and she was awarded compensation accordingly.
Even for those who are not involved in accidents, there are clear benefits to receiving annual hearing exams. Santa Clarita audiologist Nola Aronson said that by visiting an audiologist on a yearly basis, it’s possible to detect any decline in hearing ability early and correct it before it can become a larger problem later.
“Early diagnosis of any potential problems will decrease the chance of feeling embarrassed, lonely, depressed and given more of a chance to develop Alzheimer’s and dementia,” Nola Aronson explained.
Nola Aronson further noted that once a person reaches 60 years of age, they become more susceptible to hearing loss, since the probability of developing a hearing disorder increases with age.
“The threat is still there even though you might not be experiencing any problem, therefore you should visit your hearing specialist or audiologist regularly for a hearing exam,” Nola Aronson said.
Once a hearing exam is finished, the experienced audiologists at Advanced Audiology can determine whether it will be necessary to make any medical interventions or use supplementary devices such as hearing aids to correct hearing problems and improve overall health.
Santa Clarita audiologist explains how hearing aids can help.
Nowadays, hearing aids are offered in many styles, some of which are so small as to be invisible to most viewers. They also offer advanced features, such as direct connectivity with cell phones, similar to how Bluetooth headsets work.
Santa Clarita audiologist Nola Aronson explained that Advanced Audiology offers hearing aids in a variety of price ranges. She also noted that regardless of which hearing aid is chosen, “it is the audiologist fitting the hearing aid that can make the difference between hearing better or not.”
“Remember,” Nola Aronson said, “getting a hearing evaluation from an experienced audiologist and hearing specialist like Advanced Audiology in Santa Clarita can change your life.” The Santa Clarita audiologist recommends people have their hearing screened yearly starting at 45 years of age or younger, especially if they are experiencing tinnitus.
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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