Melissa Danchak, AuD, CCC-A
Dr. Melissa Danchak is in the quality- of-life business. Specifically, helping people hear the best they can and improving their quality of life business! Dr. Danchak began working at KDA in 1997 and she has owned the practice since 2002. “Susanne Kos, the original owner of the practice, was very well respected and trusted by area physicians,” Danchak says. “Those physicians referred patients to her on a monthly basis and continue to refer to us today. This practice has been helping North Texans hear the best they can for over 32 years.”
The patient journey to better hearing begins with a discussion about the hearing challenges someone is facing, followed by a thorough hearing evaluation. A live listening demonstration with hearing devices is then provided. Dr. Danchak’s experience tells her that this process is the best way to help people realize the quality of life improvements they will have by addressing their hearing needs.
“At any age, hearing loss can interfere with relationships, education, work performance, and when left untreated, is proven to lead to social isolation and depression. More recently, many reports have also shown a direct link to an increase in cognitive decline,” Danchak says.
“There is also a stigma associated with wearing hearing aids; a perception that wearing hearing aids will make you look older. The truth is that wearing hearing aids helps you hear better and understand more clearly what is being said – just like wearing glasses helps you see better and more clearly. There is also confusion about what good hearing health care is and where to get it. We believe that better hearing is an investment, not a transaction. The services that we provide reflect the patient first approach that we take in order to provide good hearing health care. We also participate with most major medical insurance companies and have partnerships with CareCredit and Wells Fargo Health Advantage so you can get the help you need, today.”
With the many advancements in hearing technology, Dr. Danchak is excited to provide patients with the live listening demonstration experience. “It’s always a pleasure to watch as someone hears their loved one clearly from down the hallway for the first time (again). It can be such an emotional experience for the entire family. The range of positive emotions and responses always reminds us of why we do what we do.” Dr. Danchak and her staff take time getting to know each patient, their family, their lifestyle, and their hearing/communication needs. They know that an investment in better hearing is not just about the technology and that is why they provide a Complete Hearing Health Care Program. “This program is the single most comprehensive in the North Texas area and includes all of the service people need to be successful with their investment in better hearing and with Kos/Danchak Audiology. It also includes free batteries for the lifetime of the devices!” The long-term relationships Kos/Danchak Audiology has forged with their patients and the patient centric approach they take is one reason that they have garnered over 100 five-star reviews on Google, Facebook and HealthyHearing.com. It is also why so many of their satisfied patients refer their friends and family to them each month.
101 West Randol Mill Road
Arlington, Texas 76011