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Local People Since 2007
A Personal Message from Julie VanAusdal, M.S,. CCC-A
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Comprehensive Hearing Consultation
When Was Your Last Hearing Test?
Although we all regularly have a dental check-up, our blood pressure tested, and a yearly physical, rarely do we regularly test our hearing.
Yet with 1 in 8 of us having some form of hearing loss and a recent study from the World Health Organization predicting that hearing loss will double by 2050, there has never been a more important time to regularly have your hearing tested.
If you or a loved one is experiencing any form of a hearing challenge, then you’re highly encouraged to schedule your hearing consultation. They’re quick, non-invasive, and the results are shared with you right away.
Advanced Prescription Hearing Aid Technology
Small, Discreet, & Powerful
Although many of us remember prescription hearing aids being the large, clunky devices that our grandparents wore, you’ll be glad to know that modern hearing aids have drastically progressed.
The latest technology is small, discreet, and, in some cases, even invisible. In fact, it’s likely that a friend, colleague, or loved one may wear prescription hearing aids that you have never noticed.
But aside from being discreet, they pack a punch with rechargeable batteries, connectivity to your cell phone, and the ability to change your settings to match certain environments.
Today’s technology doesn’t just amplify your hearing, but it also amplifies your life.
Does Your Insurance
Cover You for Hearing Care?
With each insurance company offering different levels of care & coverage, it can be confusing to know what you’re covered for. That’s why we can check your benefits on your behalf.
South Sound Audiology is in-network with many key insurance providers including BCBS, Humana, Regence, Tri Care, Cigna, and others.
This means that we’re able to discover exactly what you’re entitled to and help you to maximize your benefits.
We’re also one of the few that accepts Labor and Industry claims for hearing loss.
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If you have a question, a concern, or you would like the advice of an expert – then we’re here to help.
Simply complete this form and we will call you for a friendly no-obligation conversation to answer your questions and offer our help.
Don’t want to wait? Call us at: (360) 464-9780
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Here’s How Charlotte Broke Old Patterns
“I didn’t want to end up being isolated.”
We can certainly learn a lot from our loved ones.
Charlotte did just this after observing her grandmother’s hearing loss develop over time.
“My paternal grandmother had hearing problems, and I realized by watching her that she was unable to participate in, or understand, family conversations. She seemed so lonely. When I began to notice I wasn’t hearing everything or understanding everything people were saying, I didn’t want a repeat of my grandmother’s life.”
Michael’s Top-Notch Hearing Advice
“All hearing-impaired people need is a knowledgeable person with a plan that can give you back a measure of hearing that makes your life better.”
“I suffered SNHL, sudden sensorineural hearing loss. Literally, one minute I could hear, the next I was virtually deaf in one ear, with partial loss in the other. I was scared beyond measure.”
When Michael first recognized his hearing loss, it was an extremely troubling experience. Unlike many others whose hearing loss happens gradually, the sudden hearing loss he suffered changed his life.
Judy Had Nothing To Fear
“The aftercare was just as good as my first visit was with her.”
Unfortunately for Judy and many others who come to terms with their hearing loss, she felt like this was a sign of her getting old.
But at South Sound Audiology, we often say, “Hearing loss is a sign of a life well-lived” – be proud of the life that has gotten you this far.”
When it came to addressing her hearing loss, Judy’s main concern was making sure she got good hearing aids and a good professional that wasn’t going to sell her just any hearing aid.
Kathy’s Evolution With Hearing Aids
“I was certain I was working with a well-trained audiologist and was made to feel welcome and comfortable by the receptionist.”
When Kathy visited South Sound Audiology, she already had a lifetime of hearing aid experience behind her.
“I knew I had a high-frequency loss by age 30, but at that time, hearing aids were not sufficiently developed for me to benefit from wearing them, and no well-trained audiologist would fit me with them.”
Charlie’s Sound Advice For Anyone Considering Hearing Aids
“Wearing the aids has made my life much better.”
Before Charlie came to South Sound Audiology to address his hearing challenges, he had become tired of not being able to hear people talking and having to ask them to repeat themselves.
It’s extremely common for people to notice hearing challenges way before they address them, usually because hearing loss occurs gradually, and people develop coping mechanisms to live with the hearing loss.
How Nancy Is Happier Than Ever With Her New Hearing Aids
“It’s nice to know it doesn’t end when you put in your new hearing aids.”
Hearing loss often affects our loved ones just as much, if not more, than ourselves before we recognize the symptoms.
This was definitely the case for Nancy, as she explains, “I was outside with my husband working on the garden. He was frustrated that I couldn’t hear him. I didn’t realize how much I relied on watching someone speak to pick up on what they were saying. He was turned away from me.