Why do the readers of Mount Pleasant Magazine continue to rate Advanced Hearing Care as the Best Audiologist and Best Hearing Aid Provider East of the Cooper? There’s little doubt that the practice’s comprehensive approach to hearing health has been a major factor in its success.
Established in 1993 by Dr. Mary Anne Larkin, Advanced Hearing Care is the oldest audiology practice in Mount Pleasant. Dr. Larkin pointed out that using hearing devices is only part of a responsible solution.
“Hearing health care needs to be part of everyone’s overall wellness plan,” she stated. “We offer communication tips, strategies and stage management techniques to help you hear your best. That’s where we excel.”
Her loyal patients apparently agree.
“Other places that I have been seem to place the main focus on the hearing device. Your enthusiasm, follow-up care and support for my success in this endeavor has been very rewarding. Thank you, Advanced Hearing Care,” patient Mary Chambers commented.
“Getting my new hearing devices has been like coming into the light from a dark room,” added patient John Hurshman. “The doctors at Advanced Hearing Care guided me through the rehabilitation process beyond just the purchase of a device. My experience has been outstanding.”
Dr. Larkin and her associate, Dr. Casey Adkins, provide their patients with a hearing care program that includes a comprehensive hearing evaluation; an individualized treatment plan; hearing devices customized for each patient’s unique listening experiences; testing to determine if the patient’s hearing goals have been met; and strategies such as lip reading and enhanced listening skills.
Advanced Hearing Care patients also have the opportunity to participate in an auditory physical therapy program that strengthens the neural pathways from the ear to the brain.
“These evidence-based best practices are the gold standard for hearing care,” Dr. Larkin explained. “At Advanced Hearing Care, that’s what we’re all about. It’s not a retail purchase. It’s health care.”
Dr. Larkin, who earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Purdue University and her Doctor of Audiology degree at the University of Florida, said she is honored that Advanced Hearing Care was rated at the top of her profession by readers of Mount Pleasant Magazine for the fourth year in a row.
“This proves that all our hard work and genuine concern for our patients is valued. We love our patients, and being voted a ‘Best of the Best’ winner again confirms that they love us back,” she commented. “At Advanced Hearing Care, we are passionate about reconnecting people to the world in which they live. We feel blessed that our patients trust us to improve their lives through better hearing.”
Dr. Adkins earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Kentucky and her Doctor of Audiology degree at Purdue University. Both health care professionals at Advanced Hearing Care keep up with the latest advancements in the profession by earning 30 to 40 hours of continuing education in the field of Audiology each year.
Dr. Larkin, who has hearing issues herself and wears hearing devices, knows what it’s like to miss out on some of the sounds that surround us every day.
“Treating hearing loss absolutely improves the quality of your life,” she commented. “I live it and breathe it every day, both professionally and personally.”
Advanced Hearing Care is located at 900 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. in Mount Pleasant. To learn more, visit www.advhearing.com or, to schedule a free hearing screening, call 843-606-5658.