Our Approach to Hearing Treatment & Care at Brooklyn Audiology Associates
Our approach at Brooklyn Audiology Associates comes from years of experience in providing high-quality hearing care and rehabilitation. Since 1980, we’ve helped nearly 100, 000 people in the New York Metro enjoy the sounds of life again. We take a comprehensive approach to treatment to ensure all your hearing needs are met and you receive the best rehabilitation possible. From start to finish, we believe in a thorough process with a focus on you and your loved ones.
1. Richard Kaner-Approved Hearing Consultation
Performed by one of our Audiologists, our Richard Kaner-Approved Hearing Consultation is complimentary and includes the following:
- We Will Carefully Listen To Your Concerns & Goals
- Thorough Explanation Of Our Process
- Comprehensive Treatment Plan
- Receive A Free Copy Of Richard Kaner’s Book, “Break Free Of Hearing Loss”
2. NeuroTechnology™ Hearing Aids & Treatment Options: The Journey to Improved Speech Understanding
We hear with our brains, not our ears.
NeuroTechnology™, the new generation of hearing loss technology, is designed to treat the cognitive impairments of hearing loss. Unlike traditional hearing aids that are manufactured to simply make things louder, today’s treatment options restore clarity of speech in all listening situations, including rooms with significant background noise. There are several NeuroTechnology™ hearing aid options available depending on the results of your hearing consultation and any further hearing testing.
NeuroTechnology™ stimulates the auditory system dependent on several factors, including the extent of impairment and the delay in treating hearing loss (e.g. how long have you been living with untreated hearing loss). Treatment begins at the initial appointment and over the first few weeks, there is an adaptive process occurring as your brain becomes adapted to restored clarity.
3. Adaptation to NeuroTechnology™
In an ideal world, we would begin treatment for each patient the first day their hearing loss started. However, in the real world, statistics tell us that patients tend to wait for an average of seven years before starting hearing treatment.
Stimulation of the auditory system has a positive impact on the entire brain – and needs to be delivered at a conservative pace to ensure a successful treatment. Our method of adapting clarity and volume levels within the first few months has been shown to be the most effective treatment protocol– with the best outcomes and the highest patient satisfaction.
Upon beginning treatment, you can expect new experiences and new sounds and will visit the office 2-3 times over the first 30-60 days to dial in on exact sound stimulation levels. While science is the driving force behind NeuroTechnology™, patient experience and feedback help guide the treatment process.
Understanding the adaptive process of the brain is the basis for our comprehensive training program that encompasses total auditory rehabilitation and active, engaged living for our patients. As your hearing diminished over time, so did your brain’s ability to orient, localize, and focus on the speech sounds you want to hear. Think of this stage of treatment as the “physical therapy” for your ears.
Our comprehensive auditory and brain stimulation program will help you think faster, focus better, and remember more of what you hear.
4. Scientific Verification of Improved Hearing Ability
It is critical that treatment is scientifically verified and validated. ‘Real-ear’ measurements provide a method to objectively assess the accuracy and stimulation levels of NeuroTechnology™ when placed in the patient’s ear. Real-ear measurements are considered the “gold standard” method for achieving proper clarity and stimulation.
5. Ongoing Relationship & Personalization of Hearing Needs
Your hearing needs continue to change throughout life and so we value our ongoing relationship with patients. We commit to working with each patient for many years to come. Our comprehensive treatment program includes service, cleanings, supplies, annual hearing consultations, and ongoing support. When you work with our practice you have a partner in enhanced hearing and improved quality of life and we will always look forward to seeing you whenever you need our help.
As the premier audiology practice in Brooklyn, NY, our experienced Doctors of Audiology and team at Brooklyn Audiology Associates also provide 5-star hearing care to patients from Western Queens, Staten Island & Lower Manhattan, NY & the surrounding areas.