Hearing & Balance Doctors
Tele Audiology Provides Solutions for the Challenges of 2021
No matter what is going on in the world, you and your loved ones remain the center of ours.
That is why we introduced Tele Audiology as a solution to meeting the challenges of 2021. Online consultations make receiving award-winning hearing care simple and convenient from anywhere in the world.
If you or a member of your family is experiencing challenges with your hearing, as well as your schedule, but need help from true experts to provide solutions, then an online consultation is an ideal first step.
Using Tele Audiology, you can have a face-to-face consultation with a doctor of audiology and get the help you need from the comfort of your home or wherever you happen to be with minimal impact on your busy schedule while reducing your risk of COVID infection by avoiding an office visit.
What Is Tele Audiology?
Basically, instead of personally visiting our offices for your appointment, Tele Audiology allows for a face-to-face conversation between you and your audiologist by using your home PC, laptop, cell phone, or tablet.
Besides complying with social distancing protocols, Tele Audiology facilitates being able to speak to your audiologist without altering your busy schedule, traveling a long distance, or having to find someone to care for dependents. You can also take advantage of Tele Audiology to receive care from your audiologist even when you are out of town visiting family, on business, or on vacation.
A major advantage of Tele Audiology is that it makes it easier for you to encourage a reluctant loved one, such as your spouse or parent, with hearing care issues to consult with a hearing care professional. Since it is simpler and less intimidating to engage in a Tele Audiology consultation than an in-office appointment, your friend or loved one can get their feet wet and get sound, professional advice regarding hearing loss, hearing assessments, and hearing care.
Tele Audiology also provides some benefits to hearing aid wearers who are able to receive the needed technical support for adjustments and maintenance or much-needed encouragement from their audiologist if they are a new user struggling to adapt. As an added bonus, many of today’s hearing aids feature built-in remote programming capabilities that allow your audiologist to change settings and make adjustments to maximize the performance of your hearing aid from a remote location.
How Does a Tele Audiology Appointment Work?
It is as easy to set up a Tele Audiology appointment as it is to schedule an in-office appointment in the clinic – and maybe even easier. Regardless of whether you or your loved ones are new to our practice or one of our existing patients, here are the steps to set up a consultation and what to expect during your appointment:
1. Submit the “Schedule A Tele Audiology Appointment” Form
Filling out the form and submitting it to us alerts one of our patient care specialists to contact you to schedule your appointment.
2. Receive Your Confirmation Email
After establishing the date and time convenient for you, your patient care specialist will send a confirmation email. The email you receive will serve as a reminder of your appointment and include the link necessary to connect when the day and time arrive. It will also include instructions regarding how to set up and test the camera and microphone on the device you will be using for the appointment.
3. Connect With Your Audiologist
When the agreed-upon date and time arrive, you just click on the link provided to connect via tele-conferencing to your audiologist to conduct your face-to-face consultation.
4. Initial No-Obligation Consultations
We allow individuals new to our practice an initial 15-minute no-obligation consultation. During this time, you can have your or your loved ones’ questions, concerns, and reservations relating to hearing loss and various treatment options addressed. We might ask about your occupation, lifestyle, hobbies, and activities you enjoy as a means of determining if you might need to consider testing. If testing is necessary and you wish to pursue it, we will set up a comprehensive hearing test designed to follow any protocols to help maintain your health and safety.
5. Troubleshooting and Advice For Existing Patients
Existing patients with hearing aids or who require other forms of hearing care attention can take advantage of Tele Audiology as well. You can get troubleshooting assistance for your hearing aids, remote programming assistance, or have any of your concerns addressed by your hearing care provider, just like you have come to expect when physically present in one of our offices.
Schedule a Tele Audiology Appointment
In addition to allowing you to maintain your regular independent and rewarding lifestyle, hearing care to both new and existing patients is an important element in maintaining your overall health.
Although 2021 may present a variety of challenges, Tele Audiology provides an alternative means to continue receiving the hearing care you and your family need from your audiologist.
Regardless of the circumstances, take advantage of Tele Audiology by scheduling an appointment by using the form below.