Local Audiologists Keep Safety and Health Top of Mind
Imagine trying to read lips while wearing a mask. Not an easy task. The new standard protocols that are part of everyday life, such as mask wearing and social distancing, are taking an even larger toll on individuals with hearing loss.
The “new” post-Covid19 tell-tale hearing loss signs include:
- Struggling to understand people who are speaking through masks.
- Difficulty following conversations over video chat.
- Difficulty understanding speech during phone calls.
- Having to work to catch each word when communicating at a distance.
- Feeling more isolated because of lack of communication.
If two or more of these signs sound familiar, you could be experiencing hearing loss. The hearing care professionals at Pacific Hearing Services (PHS) want to assure the community that they are open and following all the latest CDC guidelines to keep the most vulnerable populations safe.
“Hearing connects us to so much in life, from a mundane doorbell to a grandchild’s heartwarming giggle,” says Dr. Michael Robinson, audiologist and founder of Pacific Hearing Services. “We want to help people keep that connection strong. We are here to help, and we put our patients’ health and safety front and center.”
Businesses everywhere are innovating during these challenging times, and Pacific Hearing Services is no exception. They are fully operational, and like many medical offices, PHS made adaptions to serve their patients, including:
- Increased precautions, such as frequent facility cleaning, modified lobby seating and person occupancy, and staff use of personal protective equipment.
- Telehealth appointments, including live video calls for consultations, follow-ups, or troubleshooting technology issues.
- Mobile waiting room, so patients can wait in the comfort of their cars until they receive a call or text for their appointment.
- Curbside pick-up and drop-off for hearing aid repairs, clean and checks, batteries, and/or accessories.
“We want to ensure everyone is communicating their best, especially in the months to come as in-person interaction becomes more feasible,” says Dr. Thomas Wise, clinical audiologist at Pacific Hearing Services. “Are you ready to start your journey to better hearing? Come on in. We’d love to meet you.”
Pacific Hearing Services is offering free hearing screenings and complimentary clean and checks for any hearing aid, any brand.
For more information or to schedule an appointment call (909) 581-9166.