How You Got to Hear: An Update On Our Hearing Treatment Program

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Introductory Letter From Audiologists Dr. Keith Darrow, Ph.D. & Sherina Samuel, Au.D.

One thing is for certain – everything changes!

I’m fairly confident that you have experienced plenty of changes in your own lifetime, and perhaps one
of the most obvious changes stares back at you in the mirror every morning. Truth is – medicine has
done a great job at helping us live longer, it’s now our job to help you make the most of it!

Advances in the medical treatment of hearing loss and tinnitus are a constant change that we
(both you and I) have to adjust to and be ready for. It’s our responsibility to help each of our patients
understand this when we begin the journey towards better hearing and overall health.

Admittedly, sometimes we are better at doing this than others. Sometimes we take the time and
lay out the long-term treatment plan from ‘a-to-z’, or, from today through the next decade or more.
But sometimes we (unfortunately) skip over the long-term details and simply get caught up in the
celebration of starting the journey with you on Day 1. Call it the typical case of not seeing the forest for
the trees.

When it comes to your hearing healthcare, there are two certainties of change that we must embrace:
1. Hearing loss is a progressive and degenerative disorder.
2. The diagnostic, treatment and technology protocols have improved in the last few years.

Simply put, this means that over time your hearing, tinnitus and associated cognitive issues will
get worse and treatments will get better. Fortunately, with treatment and regular changes to your
prescription, we are slowing down the progression.

This report highlights the latest research in advances of the medical treatment of hearing loss and
tinnitus over the past few years to help you better understand why we recommend changes to our
patients’ prescription every 4 years.

You took the first step several years ago and started treating your hearing loss and tinnitus. Now, it’s
time to take the next step on your journey and continue investing in your overall health and wellness
by improving upon your current treatment..

We are honored to be on this journey with you,


Dr. Keith Darrow, Ph.D.

Sherina Samuel, B.Sc., M.Sc., Au.D.