Is it Okay to See a Hearing Professional During COVID-19?

Staying Safe

When you notice problems with your hearing, it’s a big decision to undergo hearing testing. However, with the COVID-19 pandemic underway, it can seem like an unsafe time to get your hearing taken care of. The truth is that you can undergo safe testing at our hearing care facility.

Your Hearing Matters

Most individuals don’t seek treatment right away when they have trouble hearing. Rather, they let it go until they have significant difficulty understanding those around them. Letting your hearing loss continue on can lead to a number of mental health conditions. This is due to two main causes. First, most patients tend to socially isolate themselves from others because it’s less frustrating than trying to ask people to repeat themselves often. Second, the brain becomes less active when it can’t properly interact with the world around it.

Some of the most commonly experienced mental health conditions are depression, cognitive decline, dementia, and social isolation. Seeking treatment when you first notice that you’re having a problem is necessary to ensure your overall health and wellness. Letting treatment go for even just a couple of months can cause a significant impact on your mental health.

Undergoing A Hearing Test

A hearing test may seem like a scary thing but it truly isn’t. This type of test simply involves using earphones or headphones to listen to noises. The tester will have various noises given to each ear in different pitches. You simply raise your hand to the side that you hear the noise. This test allows the hearing professional to learn what pitch levels you can hear in each ear. This assists them in prescribing customized hearing aids to enhance your individual hearing.

Sanitary Hearing Centers To Meet Your Needs

Our hearing center practices strict CDC guidelines about patient care during the COVID-19 pandemic. There are various ways that we’re working to protect you from contracting this virus. Let’s take a look at some of the common guidelines recommended for your safety:

  • All personal and patients wearing Personal Protective Equipment (a.k.a masks, face shields, etc.)
  • Presence of hand-hygiene stations
  • Sanitation of equipment Used between patients
  • Installation of physical barriers (ie. plexiglass)
  • Appointment only visits

Call Us Today

At Atkins Hearing Center, we take pride in providing our patients with the utmost care regardless of whether we’re in a time of pandemic or not. While we have instituted CDC guidelines to provide more safety to our patients, you still will receive individualized care from our knowledgeable staff members. We know that getting new hearing aids is a big step to take and we’ll be with you along the entire process. From undergoing your hearing test to aftercare visits to ensure they’re working properly, you can count on us for all of your hearing needs.