JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — Using a hearing aid himself, Dr. Robin Andrews said he has an intimate understanding of what those with hearing problems experience and the help that the devices can provide.
Hearing aids have come a long way, Andrews said.
In the digital age, the devices have become incredibly sophisticated, natural sounding and virtually invisible. They’re like “mini computers” in your ear, Andrews said.
In September, Andrews, a board certified doctor of audiology, along with his wife, Evelyn Andrews, opened their practice — Doctor’s Hearing Center, 11180 State Bridge Road, Suite 207.
The practice offers a variety of services related to hearing, including check-ups, testing and highly advanced hearing aids.
“We have a lot to offer,” he said. “People can feel confident that when they come in, they’ll be treated by someone who has the experience and expertise to help them meet and understand the challenges they’re experiencing.”
While the hearing center will offer general screenings to all ages, Robin said their typical patient is 55 years of age and older, and the treatment of someone with a hearing problem will revolve around a few things.
“The primary treatment will involve a hearing aid,” he said, “but we also focus on counseling and having the patient go through a hearing rehabilitation process so that they can re-learn how to listen and ultimately hear better.”
That opportunity to help others is what Evelyn said is the most fulfilling part about what they do.
“A lot of people forget about their hearing because they normally aren’t in pain, and then all of a sudden, they realize they can’t hear a lot of sounds – so it’s just being able to help them have a better quality of life,” she said.
As for the future, both Robin and Evelyn said they want to be involved with the community and would like to see their practice flourish and expand.
Robin hopes to educate the public and other medical professionals in the area on the importance of hearing and balance.
“We’re real pleased to be in Johns Creek,” he said. “It’s such a vibrant community and we’re excited to be a part of that, both business wise and socially.”
For more information on the practice or to schedule an appointment, call 770-676-7208.