Having the freedom of choice is an invaluable luxury of life. It’s something that partly characterizes our freedom as Americans. However, this freedom can lead us down the wrong path when we don’t fully understand our options. This is particularly true in the case of hearing health care. There are a number of options available to you when you find yourself experiencing issues with your hearing.

You may think you need hearing aids, in which case you could run down to your local Costco for a cost-effective quick-fix with some off-the-shelf-aids. The problem is that the advice you’ll receive from a Hearing Aid Dispenser is unlikely to get to the bottom of, or solve your hearing problem.

An Audiologist on the other hand can provide you with much more information about all of your hearing health care needs. Read on for three reasons why an Audiologist is the right choice for you:


 1. Audiologists are trained doctors

Your ears are made up of some pretty spectacular, intricate machinery and there are lots of things that can go wrong with them. When it comes to treating hearing or balance disorders, the most important thing to figure out first is what’s gone wrong. Then you’ll need to get the correct treatment, tailored specifically to your needs. An Audiologist will provide you with this service, and more.

Yes, it’s true, you could choose an off-the-shelf option, but it won’t be diagnosing or treating your hearing disorder properly. Visiting your local Hearing Aid Dispenser won’t help either as those guys are not qualified to diagnose hearing disorders, and are unable then to prescribe the correct hearing aids for your needs, should you need them.

As hearing loss can have a huge impact on so many areas of your life, it’s worth investing in the kind of professional, expert care an Audiologist with years of comprehensive training and plenty of experience can provide. They’re trained to give comprehensive hearing evaluations, diagnosis, treatment, aftercare, and ongoing support.


2. Audiologists have your best interests in mind

Visiting your Doctor of Audiology is the best value for money and also the safest, most comprehensive, and most trustworthy option. Audiologists exist solely to help you with your hearing, to make sure your quality of life is as good as it possibly can be when it comes to hearing health.

In contrast, a Hearing Aid Dispenser’s main purpose is to sell you hearing aids. They are not qualified to diagnose your hearing problems or find the right treatment for your hearing concerns. For all things hearing health related, turn to an Audiologist for peace of mind every time.


3. Tailored treatment and prevention for your hearing issues

Not only do Audiologists provide correct diagnosis and tailored treatment for hearing disorders, but they also treat balance disorders and specialize in hearing protection. If you’re someone who has great hearing right now and wants to keep it that way, an Audiologist is the right person to visit to prescribe the right kind of hearing protection for your needs. Musicians, construction workers and all kind of other professions can benefit from the use of hearing protection in the workplace to safeguard their hearing in the future.

Now that you know some of the reasons why an Audiologist is the right choice for all your hearing health concerns, why apply to be a patient with Audiologist Dr. Michelle, Florida’s leading hearing care professional.

Take care of your hearing both now and in the future by calling on 305-588-0446 or make contact through our website.

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Dr. Michelle Couture-Souvenir, Au.D

Dr. Michelle Couture-Souvenir, Au.D., is Florida’s leading doctor of audiology and has over 25 years of experience in this dynamic industry. Before setting up her own business in Florida & Central America, she served as a pediatric audiologist and rehabilitative services manager at the Miami Children’s Hospital. She has worked with patients of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds during her long and diverse career, and she is still heavily involved in international humanitarian projects, helping hearing-impaired children globally.

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