When you think hearing care, you might imagine going into a clinic, meeting a receptionist and sitting down in the waiting room. But believe it or not, hearing aids started out as a door-to-door service. We’re bringing the house call service back.
Wouldn’t it be great to receive the same service from a hearing clinic, but in the comfort of your own home or office? We’ve gathered up some of the reasons why you should consider letting your hearing specialist come to you.
1. Personalized service
Only in your own home would you get the kind of individualized, one-on-one service that you can’t get anywhere. The intimacy of the home environment naturally breaks down barriers and helps hearing specialists provide a unique level of personal service.
To look at how this personal level of service makes a difference, we only need to look at the effect concierge service has had on physician care. A 2014 survey found that about 90% of concierge doctor patients were pleased with the care received, compared with only 67% within conventional health care. And 97% believe their physicians have a personal interest in their health outcomes, a third higher than those receiving conventional care.
2. Receive hearing aid fittings in the right environment
There have been many instances where hearing aids sound great in the clinic office, but when they are taken home, they don’t sound right. It’s perhaps the reason why so many hearing aids are currently resting in bedside table drawers across the country. Fixing this requires yet another visit to the clinic to make things right.
This is not the case when the hearing specialist comes to you. By programming your hearing devices in the exact environment, you plan to use them most often, it will ensure only the most appropriate settings are used. You’ll be able to test your hearing aids in the sound setting that you find yourself in every day.
3. Receive help connecting your hearing aids
So many hearing aids nowadays can connect wirelessly to the devices around your home. But if you’re poor with technology, a concierge hearing specialist can help you take full advantage of this feature. You’ll be set up to watch your favorite TV shows direct to your hearing aids in no time.
4. Tackle an uncomfortable health issue in your preferred environment
People often wait seven years before doing something about their hearing loss. So, it’s no surprise that it can be a difficult problem to face up to. That’s why there is no better place to face it than in the comfort of your own home. Medical appointments can suddenly appear less worrisome when they take place in your own environment.
5. Enjoy unparalleled convenience
If you have a typical 9-5, you might find most hearing aid specialists open when you are working and closed when you clock out. This is where a concierge audiologist can help. Because they can meet you anywhere, they have the flexibility to mold to almost anyone’s work schedule.
There are also those who are unable to leave the house due to transport or mobility issues. Concierge audiologists allow then to depend less on friends, family or public transportation for a ride. There is also no time wasted in transit.
6. Older adults are better catered for
The increase in the number of older adults is significant as Americans live longer. The US population aged 65 or older in 2014 was 14,5% (46,3 million) and was estimated to hit 23,5% (98 million) by 2016. More than 40% of this group report some kind of disability. Concierge audiologists understand how tiring it is for older patients to make appointments while struggling with these problems, and want to make appointments as easy as possible for their patients.
Audiology Concierge Network
Our network of qualified audiologists is ready to serve you in your own home at a time that suits you. Our audiologists are here to help you–whether you’re too busy to miss work, have transport difficulties or need a little more discretion. Contact us today to schedule a visit with a concierge audiologist in your area!