Your first appointment with an audiologist
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
It’s normal to feel a little nervous before your first audiology visit. Rest assured; our Doctors of Audiology are highly trained and specialize in evaluating, diagnosing, treating, and managing issues related to hearing, tinnitus, and balance.
You’re not alone. According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, hearing loss affects a large portion of American adults: 18 percent of 45-64 year olds, 30 percent of 65-74 year olds, and 47 percent of 75 year olds or older all have some type of hearing loss.
At your first visit, the audiologist will complete a diagnostic evaluation to discover the degree and cause of hearing loss. From there, our doctors will recommend if hearing aids are appropriate or not. Our goal is to leave you with all the information you need to make the choice you’re most comfortable with.
Feel free to bring a list of questions or concerns you have. You may also want to bring a close family member or friend to take notes or simply for support. Our Doctors of Audiology will guide you through the journey. Jessie Grzeca, AuD, tells us more about an initial office visit in the video below.
Jessie Grzeca, AuD, received her Doctor of Audiology degree from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry and Audiology in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania. Dr. Grzeca's areas of special interest include audiologic testing in children and adults, hearing loss assistance, and vestibular evaluation: ENG.