About the Expert
Melissa Danchak is a Doctor of Audiology and owner of Kos/Danchak Audiology & Hearing Aids in Arlington, Texas. KDA has been “helping North Texans hear better for over 35 years.” Dr. Danchak has been the owner of KDA for more than 20 years.
When and why should I get my ears & hearing checked?
Hearing loss occurs gradually over time. In many instances, by the time someone makes the decision to get their ears and hearing checked, they have not been hearing well or understanding clearly for over seven years!
Dr. Melissa Danchak, Owner/Audiologist at Kos/Danchak Audiology & Hearing Aids, encourages everyone over the age of 50 to have a baseline hearing evaluation, especially if it has been more than 2 years since your last hearing test.
When was your last hearing test?
Regardless of age, if you find it difficult to hear and understand clearly what is being said, especially when background noise is present, or if you have ringing in your ears (called Tinnitus), the best thing you can do for your hearing health care is to get your ears and hearing tested!
Are hearing loss and dementia really linked?
Over the last 10-15 years, the role of cognition in a patient’s overall hearing and communication performance has captured the interest of clinical and research audiologists.
The brain will compensate to overcome challenges brought on by hearing impairment. “In other words, the increased cognitive load can lead to cognitive deficits. Hearing loss is not normal, and neither is the extra workload that it puts on the brain. The brain is constantly working overtime trying to fill in the blanks.”
Where should I go for a hearing evaluation?
For over 35 years, Kos/Danchak Audiology has been helping North Texans hear the best they can! “We are very humbled by the online reviews and recommendations our patients are consistently writing on Google, Facebook, and healthyhearing.com. By sharing their experiences at our office, it helps those who are searching for a provider online to find the kind of hearing healthcare they can trust and believe in,” says Dr. Danchak.
“Call us. We will walk you through the process of hearing better. Visit our website. We have a lot of valuable information and engaging videos to learn from.”
What hearing aids are best for me?
The first thing to know is that there are levels of hearing aid technology available. The style and level of technology you may need is as unique as your fingerprint. Understanding the different types of hearing aids does not have to be overwhelming.
At Kos/Danchak Audiology, we seek to understand your listening and lifestyle needs. Then we combine that information with the results of your hearing test to determine the best technology for you. Today’s hearing aid technology can enhance the clarity of speech, even in everyday challenging listening environments such as in restaurants and meetings.