Hearing Aids in Princeton, NJ
Board-certified New Jersey otolaryngologist Dr. Scott Kay, FACS, provides hearing aids for the residents of Princeton, NJ.
If you’re finding it difficult to hear sounds that you used to be able to hear previously or are experiencing hearing loss in one or both ears, then you should undergo a thorough and comprehensive hearing test to discover the cause. Some of the other symptoms may include, needing to turn up the volume on your TV, radio or desktop because either the sound is too soft, or the audio at the lower levels muddle together and become indistinguishable. You may also find yourself asking people to speak up more often or find it hard to follow conversations with more than one person at a time.
An appointment with an audiologist is the first step to resolving these auditory issues. This medical specialist will take down your medical history and then run standardized tests to determine how severe your hearing loss is. If he discovers that a medical cure is possible, he will often schedule a follow-up appointment.
Choosing Hearing Aids
Finding the right hearing aid for you depends on how severe your hearing loss is, your lifestyle and your personal preferences. If you’re an active individual, you may want styles and sizes of hearing aids that differ from someone who is more sedentary. Fortunately, hearing loss of almost any kind can be partially corrected by the available hearing aids. Before choosing a device, be sure to consider how easy it is to operate and how long its battery lasts.
After you order your hearing aid, and it has been delivered, your audiologist fits the device properly and then shows you how to operate and maintain it. He typically schedules a follow-up two weeks after the initial consultation to make adjustments. After that, you can schedule appointments every six months or whenever you have any questions that you want to be answered.