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About Sensitive Hearing

Oxford's hearing specialists

A little bit about us at Sensitive Hearing

At Sensitive Hearing, we pride ourselves on providing more than just hearing solutions; we offer a personal touch to audiology care. We understand that every individual’s hearing journey is unique, which is why we dedicate ourselves to building strong, lasting relationships with our patients. Our approach is centred around offering tailored hearing solutions that meet the specific needs and lifestyles of each person we serve. We believe in going beyond the technology to ensure every patient feels heard, understood, and genuinely cared for. As a trusted part of the community near Oxford, we at Sensitive Hearing are committed to enhancing the quality of life for those with hearing challenges through our compassionate and personised service.


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Hearing Aids: Frequently Asked Questions

What qualifications and training are required to become an audiologist?

To become an audiologist, you typically need to earn a Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) degree from an accredited program. This advanced degree usually requires four years of postgraduate study, which includes both academic coursework and clinical practicum experience. Before entering an Au.D. program, you must complete a bachelor's degree, often in communication sciences and disorders or a related field. Additionally, audiologists must pass a national examination and obtain state licensure to practice. Continuing education is also essential to stay current with advancements in the field.

What does an audiologist do on a daily basis?

An audiologist's daily tasks involve diagnosing, managing, and treating hearing and balance disorders in patients of all ages. This includes conducting hearing tests, fitting and dispensing hearing aids, and providing auditory rehabilitation. Audiologists also perform balance assessments and provide treatments for conditions such as tinnitus. They work closely with patients to develop personalised treatment plans, offer counselling and support, and educate patients and their families about hearing health. Additionally, audiologists may collaborate with other healthcare professionals and engage in research or educational activities.

What are the most common challenges audiologists face?

One of the primary challenges audiologists face is keeping up with rapid technological advancements in hearing aid devices and diagnostic equipment. This requires continuous learning and adaptation to new tools and techniques. Another challenge is addressing the emotional and psychological impact of hearing loss on patients, which involves providing empathetic support and effective counselling. Audiologists also often encounter difficulties in managing patients' expectations regarding treatment outcomes, especially with complex conditions like tinnitus. Furthermore, navigating insurance and reimbursement issues can be a significant administrative burden.

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