Why Seek An Audiologist

trained audiologist for a hearing test

Regardless of your age, you should get a hearing test once a year, especially if you are experiencing signs of hearing loss. Before searching for a hearing test near me on Google, make sure that you visit an audiologist for a hearing test, not an Audiometrist. (To understand the difference click here to read our blog on the subject). There are many hearing clinics in the Redlands, but unlike A Better Ear, some do not employ Masters-qualified audiologists to diagnose and help you manage hearing issues including tinnitus

Reasons to seek an experienced audiologist for a hearing test:

Audiologists are trained to a Masters’s level at University and have the qualifications to properly diagnose issues with hearing health. They specialise in hearing care and can evaluate, diagnose, treat, and manage all issues related to hearing loss. An Audiologist is also better able to recommend effective hearing rehabilitation with hearing aids.

Hearing issues, when left untreated, can negatively impact your quality of life and the quality of life of those around you. You visit A Better Ear, our trained audiologist takes an educational and informative approach to explain the results of your diagnostic test. This puts you in the driver’s seat when considering the range of treatment options available. You may desire invisible hearing aids but how do you know if they are going to be clinically appropriate?

Independent audiologist and unbiased solutions

A Better Ear is an independent clinic with an independent audiologist – the solutions we offer are not biased by kickbacks or incentives offered by hearing aid manufacturers. A key reason to visit to seek a trained independent audiologist is to receive unbiased recommendations that are best suitable for your circumstances. 

Our independent audiology clinic in Cleveland is fully accredited to provide the Australian Government Hearing Services Program (HSP). Under this program, we assist eligible Australians with subsidised or free hearing assessments and can even provide free hearing aids for pensioners

Get appropriate treatment plans

Apart from diagnosing a hearing issue, a trained and independent audiologist will also recommend a clinically appropriate treatment plan to meet your needs. Being independent means that we are constantly sourcing the best hearing aids in Brisbane & – in fact the best hearing aid solutions in Queensland; to address your individual hearing problem. 

Final Takeaway

A hearing test is important to ensure optimal ear health and evidence shows the social benefits of hearing well has a positive impact on brain health. In fact, treating hearing loss is the number one modifiable risk factor for reducing the possibility of developing dementia.

If you or someone in your family is experiencing signs of hearing loss, it is easy to get the help of a trained and skilled audiologist at A Better Ear. Call us today. Disclaimer: All information is general in nature. Patients should consider their own personal circumstances and seek a second opinion. Eligibility for, and services available under the Hearing Services Program may change. Please check the HSP website for up-to-date details.