OUR APPROACH TO BALANCE/HEARING CARE & OPTIMIZATION
You’ll find our approach to be collaborative, educational, and based on time-tested fundamentals, with an eye for new developments and technology. Reassessment stands as a pillar of what we do and is critical for ensuring our patients are achieving their goals in the first days, weeks, months, and beyond.
Every patient we come in contact with is unique. Because of this, we invest a significant amount of energy in comprehensive diagnostic assessment and understanding individual lifestyle, needs and desired outcomes. We never aim to sell our patients on technology. We do seek to understand, educate, and work collaboratively with our patients and other members of their healthcare team.
Once we have a foundation of information, we create a plan of action that is tailored to achieve the goals we establish for each patient. This blueprint is based on individual data points and time-tested fundamentals.
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We strategically implement the tailored plan to begin to address any hearing or balance-related issues.
Our belief is that we need to reassess function and outcomes over time. Because of this belief, we are in constant assessment/ adjustment mode to ensure our patients are achieving their goals.
Are Audiologists real doctors?
Although audiologists dont have a medical degree, they do have either a masters or doctoral degree and can diagnose and treat disorders of hearing and balance.
Can an audiologist treat tinnitus?
Yes. The audiologists at NYHD take a multidisciplinary approach to managing and treating tinnitus, including the use of hearing aids as well as counseling when necessary.
Can an audiologist write prescriptions?
Although an audiologist can recommend certain medications, they cannot write prescriptions.
Can a hearing test damage your hearing?
No, the battery of tests we perform for adult hearing tests are totally painless and do not come anywhere close to damaging your hearing.
Can an audiologist diagnose an ear infection?
Audiologists, as well as your primary physician and other medical professionals, can diagnose ear infections and provide paths toward treatment.
Do audiologists go to medical school?
Audiologists earn a master’s degree in their field, while a Doctor of Audiology completes an additional doctorate degree - neither audiologists nor Doctors of Audiology are medical doctors.
Do Audiologists treat vertigo?
Audiologists and Doctors of Audiology can help you manage vertigo using a variety of therapies. However, vertigo can have many underlying causes so your healthcare team may also be involved.
How do I train to be an audiologist?
Audiologists must complete a bachelor’s degree and an additional master’s program in audiology to be licensed in their state of practice.
How long does audiology test take?
An audiology test takes about 30 minutes, depending on which tests you undergo.
How is an audiology test done?
An audiology test will assess your ability to respond to certain noises and pitches in different environments. You’ll wear a specialized set of headphones that will administer noises and you’ll be instructed to raise your hand or push a button each time you hear it.
Can an audiologist diagnose tinnitus?
Yes, audiologists have tools to evaluate and diagnose tinnitus.
What can I expect from an audiologist?
During your first appointment, your audiologist will review your medical history, discuss your hearing difficulties, perform diagnostic hearing tests, and explain your results.
What do they do during a hearing test?
During a hearing test, you will wear headphones that play various tones, speech, and noises to see what you can hear and how well. Your audiologist will also likely place a soft plug in the ear to test your eardrums reflexes. This occurs in a quiet, sound-treated room or booth.
Should I go to an audiologist or ENT?
You should see an audiologist if your primary concern is hearing loss unrelated to issues like infections or earwax problems. An ENT may be necessary if you have issues regarding the sinuses, nose, or throat, which can include hearing loss as a symptom.
What kind of doctor do I see for vertigo?
An audiologist can often help if you are dealing with vertigo.
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