Take Control of Your Hearing Health
story by Emily Burgess
“Better hearing is better living” is the motto at Kalady Audiology, an industry leading hearing clinic that strives to enrich the lives of those who are experiencing hearing loss and has been serving the Beaufort community for nearly two years.
“I have traveled to China three times. Each time we added to our family through adoption. While preparing for the trips, we did manage to learn (we thought) some of the language. We quickly learned that we were wholly dependent on our guides and translators for communication. I experienced that feeling of isolation from being unable to understand what others were saying and misunderstandings arose. This has stayed with me as I counsel patients about the emotional aspects of living with hearing impairment and reinforces my desire to provide the best solutions for my patients’ communication needs,” said Dr. Meg Kalady.
Dr. Kalady has practiced Audiology for 30 years. She moved to Beaufort almost two years ago, where she bought an existing Audiology practice. She is originally from the suburbs of Philadelphia. She completed her undergraduate and graduate degrees at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania and received her doctorate in Audiology from AT Still University in 2012. She is Board Certified in Audiology by the American Board of Audiology, a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology, a member of the Academy of Doctors of Audiology and the South Carolina Academy of Audiology.
“Hearing loss affects your entire life,” Kalady said. It is the third most common physical condition after arthritis and heart disease, affecting 48 million Americans. “Our focus is making sure you don’t miss out on anything because of your hearing loss.”
Hearing loss can negatively impact your life in many areas including your work performance, your relationships, your safety and has been linked to more serious conditions such as dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, depression and cognitive decline.
The practice strives to thoroughly evaluate patient’s hearing, the impact the hearing loss is having, the areas where patients feel they need assistance and the solutions to meet those needs. Kalady Audiology combines a patient’s needs with their knowledge to come up with a plan in order to be successful.
The compassionate staff at Kalady Audiology understands that achieving better hearing is an on-going treatment process between the patient and audiologist. They dedicate extra time in getting to know the patient and their specific hearing needs in order to ensure the best results. This individualized approach allows for treatment based on the patient’s listening needs, lifestyle and budget.
Kalady Audiology offers a wide range of services, the most common being hearing tests and evaluations along with hearing aid fittings and programming. They also offer hearing aid repair, hearing protection, tinnitus management and live speech mapping.
Kalady Audiology offers a vast array of resources and tools on their website at kaladyaudiology.com. There is a hearing loss survey to help determine if you are experiencing signs of hearing loss, a guide to hearing aids and a video library to help you better understand hearing loss.
The office is open for appointments Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and would love to hear from you about how they can get you started to better hearing health. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 843-271-6978 with any questions or to schedule an appointment.