As your providers of hearing aids and hearing aid tests in Southfield and Allen Park, we at Platinum Hearing Aids have made it our goal to provide comprehensive audiology care for all of our patients. Unfortunately, many people don’t take advantage of all of the services that an audiologist can provide. While most wouldn’t think of missing a checkup at the doctor or a dentist, your ears are often forgotten. Don’t make this mistake; remember to take the time to visit your Southfield and Allen Park audiologist for a checkup!
When Should You Visit an Audiologist?We recommend visiting your audiologist once every year. After all, people normally visit the dentist once every six months to get their teeth checked. They normally visit their eye doctor once every year or once every two years to get their eyes checked. It should be no different for your ears as they’re every bit as important to you as your teeth and eyes. When you go to an audiologist for a checkup, you’ll be dealing with a professional that has both the equipment and the expertise needed to identify any nuanced ranges of hearing loss.
Other Reasons for Visiting an AudiologistSome other reasons why we’d recommend that you visit your Southfield and Allen Park audiologist include the following:
- Excessive Wax – While producing earwax is beneficial because it’s self-cleaning, protects the ear, and it moisturizes the ear canal. You can sometimes produce an excessive amount of it. If your earwax is impacted and you’re having a hard time removing it, your audiologist will be able to help without damaging your inner ear. Whatever you do, do not attempt to remove ear wax with a cotton swab.
- Tinnitus – This is when you hear ‘ringing’ in your ears. However, the noise being made can also be described as buzzing, whistling, and screeching among other things. Tinnitus is usually connected to hearing loss, making it doubly important to visit the audiologist if you notice it.
- Hearing Loss – If you notice that you’ve been gradually losing your hearing (for example, you’ve been having a harder time hearing high-pitched sounds, you have an inability to hear in a crowd, or you have to turn the television up louder), you should visit an audiologist for a hearing aid test. Also, if you notice that you have sudden hearing loss (due to a loud noise, trauma, or something similar), you should visit your Allen Park and Southfield audiologist immediately.