Telehealth has become more and more common since Covid forced healthcare providers to find new avenues for patient care. It is also convenient for patients, as they don’t even need to leave their house! And, Audiology is no exception to this. Phonak, one of the major hearing aid manufacturers, offers the option for remote care through their smartphone app, MyPhonak!
Gardner Audiology, in New Port Richey, FL, has begun using this remote care option with most patients who wear Phonak hearing aids (that are compatible with the app)! Data that patients are helping us collect shows that this remote care option can be very effective! Not only is it efficient, but this remote option has been shown to provide the same quality of care as in-person visits – leaving patients satisfied, as well!
The MyPhonak app allows for most types of changes and adjustments to be made to the hearing aid sound quality! In order to begin a telehealth remote support visit, the patient just needs to answer a “video call” from their Audiologist. During this call, the Audiologist can connect to the hearing aids, just as they could if you were in the office! Of course, for larger adjustments, and very specific modifications, the patient will need to be physically seen in the office.
What many patients might not know, is that Gardner Audiology has pioneered telehealth solutions for Audiology for the past seven years! Gardner Audiology’s New Port Richey, FL location is excited to expand their remote care options while providing the same high-level quality of care that the community expects from them! If you are interested in learning more about Phonak hearing aids, or telehealth options, please contact Gardner Audiology at 1-800-277-1182 or visit gardneraudiology.com to schedule an appointment.