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Audiologists Launch an Independent Consumer Education Site

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Audiologists Launch an Independent Consumer Education Site Related to Hearing, Tinnitus and Balance and their Associated Conditions and Treatment Options

Chicago, IL (June 3, 2019) -- Think Audiology is pleased to announce the launch of www.thinkaudiology.org, a consumer website and mission to bring attention to the research-based evaluation and treatment of hearing, tinnitus and balance conditions and the role that audiologists play in assisting the consumer in their journey. The site offers basic information about a variety of audiologic and vestibular conditions along with treatment options, and provides consumers with unbiased, step-by-step guidance and resources on how to best address their concerns and their condition. 
 
“Our goal is to educate, equip and empower consumers with knowledge on audiovestibular heatlh, which greatly influences an individual’s overall communication, mobility and quality of life” states Kim Cavitt, AuD, Think Audiology’s managing audiologist. “Unlike most of the other sites in this space, which are owned and operated by hearing aid manufacturers or solely focused on hearing loss and selling hearing aids, Thinkaudiology.org, in contrast, wants consumers to have access to independent, unbiased, research-based information and resources on everything audiology, with no ulterior motive other than assisting consumers in navigating their hearing or balance situation, symptoms or condition.” Thinkaudiology.org, as a result, will be devoid of sponsorship or advertisements. 
 
The Think Audiology site offers education, resources, and guidance on the following topics:
 
  • Hearing and hearing loss 
  • Hearing Screening
  • Prevention
  • Aural Rehabilitation
  • Balance (Vestibular System)
  • Tinnitus (Ringing in the Ears)
  • Hearing aids
  • Implantable Hearing Devices
  • Cerumen (Ear Wax) Management 
  • Auditory Processing
  • Misophonia/Hyperacusis (Sound Sensitivity)
Dr. Cavitt, a Doctor of Audiology, states, “Physicians have an invaluable role in the evaluation and treatment of audiologic and vestibular conditions, but only about 10% of hearing and balance disorders have medical, pharmacological or surgical treatment options or solutions. This is where audiology comes into the equation and where an audiologist can be valuable to consumers in addressing their communication and balance issues and improving their quality of life. We are not merely hearing care professionals, we are audiologists.” Audiologists are licensed, master’s or doctoral level, university-educated professionals with training and expertise in hearing and hearing loss, as well as tinnitus, balance and auditory processing disorders. 
 
About Think Audiology
Our mission is to be your source for the latest information, research, support, and guidance on hearing, tinnitus, & balance related topics. We want to help individuals communicate better, fall less, and have an improved quality of life. We want individuals to #thinkaudiology.
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