What is an Audiologist?
Audiologists are healthcare professionals who evaluate, diagnose, treat, and manage hearing loss and tinnitus. Today’s audiologists graduate with at least 8 years of university training and earn a Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) degree. All of the audiologists at Island Audiology are Doctors of Audiology.
How do I know if I have Hearing Loss?
The easiest way to know if you have hearing loss is to have your hearing tested. Since we live in a noisy world, most people develop hearing difficulties with age. Other causes of hearing loss include ear infections, loud noise or loud music exposure, head or ear trauma, certain strong medications, some diseases, chemotherapy, radiation, and hereditary factors.
What are Digital Hearing Aids?
Digital hearing aids are the most current hearing aid technology available today. They allow for enhanced processing and features unavailable with older out-of-date analog technology. Digital features include noise reduction, feedback suppression, and speech enhancement.
There are different levels of digital technology to fit your listening lifestyle. More advanced processing is ideal for people with very demanding listening environments (meetings, noisy restaurants, etc.). The more basic processing would be recommended for a person with minimal listening demands and a quiet lifestyle.