When To Refer To an Audiologist?
If you, the patient, or the patient’s family members notice any of the following signs, refer him or her to a local audiologist for a diagnostic hearing evaluation.
Signs of Hearing Loss
- Patient regularly asks to have things repeated
- Patient has significantly better hearing in one ear compared to the other
- Patient has been prescribed or exposed to ototoxic medications
Ask your patients these questions to determine if further evaluation or treatment is advised:
- Does your patient turn up the TV too loud, or have family/friends complained about how loud the TV volume is?
- Does your patient often ask people to repeat themselves?
- Does your patient have trouble understanding what’s said?
- Does your patient have trouble hearing in noisy situations?
- Does your patient complain about people mumbling?
- Does your patient experience persistent ringing in the ears?
If they answer “Yes” to 2 or more questions, they should be referred to have a hearing assessment. Please always feel free to contact us with any questions.
Fauquier Hearing Services is here to help your patients. If your patient is experiencing any difficulty hearing, our audiologists would be delighted to evaluate their hearing. Our Audiologists are committed to patient satisfaction, continuing education, and keeping up to date with the latest in hearing technology. This commitment has earned us a respected position in the audiology community. Fauquier Hearing Services is the only AudigyCertified practice in our area – an exclusive endorsement awarded only to the nation’s top hearing care practices. Please remember to ask your patients if they are experiencing any difficulty hearing. Your referrals are appreciated.
More frequently asked physician questions are available here, but please feel free to call us at 540-724-0086.