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Sophono Offers 5 Steps to Take for First Visit With Audiologist or ENT
Date:4/30/2013

Boulder, Colo. (PRWEB) April 30, 2013

With Better Hearing and Speech Month on the horizon, Sophono, Inc.– manufacturer of abutment-free, implantable, bone conduction hearing devices – announces five steps to take if visiting an audiologist for the first time.

Nearly 20 percent of adults in the United States alone report some degree of hearing loss, and thousands of children experience hearing difficulties of some type, according to Jim Kasic, president and CEO of Sophono. “The good news is that, today, very good solutions and treatments exist for so many types of hearing loss. The key is to start by talking with a good audiologist or otolaryngologist (ear, noise and throat, or ENT, physician).”

1.    Prepare. Individuals can prepare for their visits by writing down areas of concern, questions they wish to ask and examples of situations in which they experience difficulty in hearing. They also should bring along a full list of any medicines they are taking. Bringing paper and pen to the appointment will alleviate concerns about forgetting any information.

2.    Be an active participant. Many people find it helpful to ask a friend or family member to accompany them to the appointment to help ask questions and remember/write down answers. Some people even bring the appropriate equipment to record the appointment for easy reference later. Once there, it is important for the person experiencing the hearing loss to be proactive and ask his or her prepared questions, along with the following. The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association also offers more information on questions to ask an audiologist or ENT.

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