Janet Revelle, Au. D. and her very happy patient Judy Niewender
Treating The Most Complicated Cases
Thanks to her 34 years of experience, Janet specializes in helping people to achieve better hearing. She focuses on advanced hearing aid fitting, especially for people with a complicated history or a complicated fitting.
A few weeks ago, we asked Janet to tell us what she likes most about being a doctor of audiology.
“I especially like to work with people who have challenging listening and lifestyle needs, “ said Janet.
“They can be people who work in a noisy environment, like a teacher, or a waiter or a casino worker. That is when I can use my experience and knowledge of the advanced technology that is available to choose instruments that will process sounds best.
“In a noisy environment – like family holidays, or in the work setting – people with hearing loss can’t understand speech. For example, when it is noisy they can’t discriminate between the soft sounds that convey a word’s meaning. Sounds like s,f,t, th, ch, sh, p, k – when they are not recognized, you lose the thread of the conversation. Therefore today’s instruments are programmed to enhance those sounds so that the entire word is heard accurately.
“But the hearing instruments aren’t the only advancements available to us. Now, there are other assistive devices that are blue tooth enabled, to stream from your phone, or from your television, for work or for recreation. We have had people who work in the casino industry and carry a radio set up to have the radio stream to hearing instruments, and have also done that with a police officer.
“My goal is always to find an individualized solution for each person’s unique hearing needs.”