3 Things You Should Know about Inman Audiology
Happy National Audiology Awareness Month! Here are three things you should know about our audiologists concerning our profession at Inman Audiology.
We are independent, and the money you spend here stays here!
Did you know that some practices like Beltone or Hearing Life are owned by hearing aid manufacturing companies? That means profits go to company stockholders and executives.
Inman Audiology is not owned by a hearing aid manufacturing company. We are independently owned and operated! Being independently owned and operated allows us to provide you with the best care possible. It also allows us to be a pressure-free environment because we are not required to meet sales quotas.
Did you know that there are over six different hearing aid manufacturers? How can you possibly know which one is right for you? That's where I come in! As a privately owned practice, we fit all six major brands. We only recommend a high-quality brand that is suitable for your type of lifestyle before we make a recommendation.
Lastly, and maybe most importantly, the money you spend with us stays in Oakland county. Local specialized healthcare just makes sense!
At Inman Audiology, we ensure that you always have a proper fitting.
When it comes to healthcare needs, a prescription often guides treatment and is catered to the patient. When you have problems with your eyesight, your glasses are fit to prescription for each eye.
The same holds true for properly fit hearing aids!
Real Ear Measurements (REMs) are used in the hearing aid programming process. REMs allow your hearing aids to be programmed based on:
→YOUR hearing loss
→The exact anatomy and shape of YOUR ear
→The fit of YOUR hearing aids
→What amount of amplification research says YOU need to have the best outcomes...
Think of REMs as a sort of "prescription" for how YOUR hearing aids should work! We pride ourselves on performing REMs as part of our routine practice and care!
We can treat your tinnitus.
At Inman Audiology, we can treat your tinnitus. We have access to hearing aids with tinnitus retraining therapy installed. Some larger discount stores do not have audiologists who work for them, so they can not fit this type of technology.
To make the manufacturing and distribution process more manageable, the hearing aid manufacturers strip the tinnitus retraining therapy from these devices sold in locations where tinnitus can not be treated.
At Inman Audiology, it doesn't cost more to get tinnitus retraining therapy inside our devices. Therefore, we always recommend ordering the hearing aid with this type of technology and then activating it in the future if needed!
If you were looking for a sign to start your hearing healthcare journey, look no further. You are in great hands with us at Inman Audiology. We will make sure the type of hearing aid technology is right for your lifestyle, budget, and hearing needs!