Advanced Audiology Continues Community Education Efforts With 1,800 Free Hearing Screenings Given In 2019
Last year, Advanced Audiology gave 2,058 free hearing screenings in Santa Clarita total, and so the practice is looking to top that number by the end of December, according to Aronson.
“The reason we do this is just to educate people about their hearing,” Aronson said. “You get a baseline, you know where your hearing is at, and then over the years, now you can see if it’s changing.”
Rather than trying to “sell” hearing aids, Aronson emphasized the importance of teaching her patients to understand hearing loss and how it can affect a person’s life.
“That’s where our interest lies,” Aronson said. “I’m not out there just to try to sell a hearing aid. I’m trying to solve a medical issue if there is one, or I’m trying to solve a social issue if you’re not able to do the things that you were able to do before.”
Hearing loss can often lead a person to isolate themselves because they feel they can no longer participate in activities they love or be part of social settings, according to Aronson.