We realize there are many options out there to obtain care for hearing and balance problems. While you might receive wonderful care from another clinician, at times you might feel as though getting another opinion from an unbiased professional would make sense.
At NYHD we are independent clinicians with the singular mission to help patients. Through our NYHD | Second Opinion program, you have the ability to consult with one of our Doctors of Audiology regarding hearing loss and hearing aid technology. You will have a dedicated appointment to share your health history, symptoms, previous test results, and issues you might be experiencing with any hearing aid technology you are using. We will give you an unbiased opinion about your current status and any recommendations we can make to help optimize your personal situation.
Here are some common issues we can address during an NYHD Second Opinion appointment:
-You’ve been diagnosed with hearing loss but you’re not 100% sure you’ve been provided with a solution that is best for your needs.
-Another provider dispensed hearing aids to you, and you’d like to verify the devices have been fit appropriately.
-You purchased hearing aid technology, but you need a professional to fit you correctly.
-You purchased an over-the-counter hearing device, but you need a professional to assess if the device is appropriate for your hearing loss needs.
What to Expect During Your Second Opinion Appointment?
NYHD Second Opinion appointments are typically 45 minutes. We ask that you share all relevant information with our practice prior to your scheduled appointment so we can be as prepared as possible. Due to the nature of this appointment, it is not covered by any insurance plans. As a result, you will be responsible for the full cost at the time of the appointment. The cost of this appointment is $99. This is a one-time fee. Any subsequent appointments will be billed at our normal professional rate.
Second Opinion FAQs
Can I get a second opinion from another doctor?
It’s good practice to always get a second opinion on hearing loss and tinnitus. This can help you get a more complete picture of your concerns and treatment options.
How do I get a second opinion from a doctor?
Many audiology practices offer second opinions to new patients, but your Doctor of Audiology can also refer you to a different doctor. It’s always best to call and discuss your options before scheduling an appointment.
How do I get the most out of my doctors appointment?
For a second opinion appointment, you should bring your hearing test results, your hearing aids, and also any questions or concerns about your hearing health.
How do I prepare for a second opinion?
It’s best to provide your primary hearing test results to your second opinion doctor, whether by obtaining a physical copy or having them sent to your new practice. Our team can help you navigate the process for your second opinion appointment.
Is it good to get a second opinion?
Second opinions can help you obtain more data to work with when it comes to your hearing loss or tinnitus diagnosis. It may also give you more treatment options to consider.
What do you do if you disagree with your doctors diagnosis?
You always have the right to get a second doctors diagnosis for any condition or disorder, as well as for a different approach to treatment. This does not guarantee the second opinion will be different than the first, however.
What does it mean to get a second opinion?
Getting a second opinion means talking to another, independent doctor in the same field as the first one you contacted.
Why is it important to get a second opinion?
Second opinions help ensure youre getting the correct diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment options for your specific condition or disorder.
Contact us to schedule your NYHD | Second Opinion appointment.