Switching audiologists for this reason?
Has anyone here switched audiologists because their aud seemed a bit "out of touch" with the latest hearing tech? Things like new systems/devices, add-ons for work, good apps for my phone, etc…
I feel like I read a lot about this stuff in the news, but wonder if auds are able to discern what's what for me.
I guess I'm asking because… I don't want to have unrealistic (unfair?) expectations?
Is it reasonable to *expect* an audiologist to go out of his/her way to tell me about all the latest devices and gadgets that could help me hear better? Or is that not within the scope of what they offer, and I am just holding them to a standard I imagined.
At the end of the day, I know I can do my own research… maybe print out articles or ask my aud about specific solutions. But it's a lot to absorb! Things are moving fast, too.
So yeah, I'm wondering… Is it typically my responsibility to *ask* about this stuff… or is it common for audis to clue me in.
(And is this "keeping up with tech" responsibility… worth switching audiologists over? Has anyone here switched for that reason??)
Thanks in advance for any insight. I'm inexperienced with this stuff… so I want to be confident in my decision. It would help to know if I am being realistic but also fair.
P.S. full credit to @futuretech for starting a thread on new tools for HL (thank you!!)… which is what inspired me to post this, as it got me thinking about this decision as it relates to my future appointments: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/what-are-your-favorite-apps-for-hearing-loss-or-tools-you-use/