BY M E R E D I T H K N I G H T / P H O T O BY D E R E K G O W E R
KOS/DANCHAK AUDIOLOGY & HEARING AIDS
Melissa Danchak, AuD, CCC-A
Dr. Melissa Danchak is humbled every day. “We are given the opportunity to help people in North Texas hear the best they can. The positive quality of life differences we make for those with hearing health concerns are simply awesome!” Dr. Danchak is focused on i mprov i ng awa reness around hearing health care. “Hearing loss specifi cally is not as noticeable as blurry vision or a toothache and so people naturally struggle to identify with their own hearing health care needs. Ironically however, the majority of people we meet each day have not had their hearing tested in years.” She is also focused on improving the stigma around addressing hearing loss. “There is no pill or surgery you can take. In my opinion, over-the-counter options are not in the consumer’s best health care interest. Wearing hearing aids does not make someone look ‘old’ they help someone hear and understand better! We also participate with most major medical insurance companies and have partnerships with CareCredit and Wells Fargo Health Advantage to provide fi nancial options to hear better.” Dr. Danchak began working in the practice as a young audiologist. She then bought the practice when Susanne Kos, the original audiologist/owner, retired in 2002. “Susanne was very well respected and trusted by her patients and area physicians,” Danchak says. “The physicians that referred to Susanne continue to refer to us today. We know they value the services and the delivery of care we provide. All of us here understand the
impact we have in our community and we are proud that our patients share their positive experiences with others in person and online.” The journey begins with a discussion about the unique and personal hearing challenges one faces each day. A hearing evaluation is then conducted and, if appropriate, a live listening demonstration experience with hearing devices is provided. “It is always exciting to watch someone hear and understand a loved one or a friend better,” Dr. Danchak said. ”It is an emotional experience - and it reminds us of why we do what we do.” Dr. Danchak and her staff understand that an investment in better hearing is not just about technology. “Our Complete Hearing Health Care Program is the most comprehensive pack age of services in the North Texas area. It
includes all of the service people need to be successful with their investment in better hearing and with KDA — including free batteries for the lifetime of the devices.” The long-term relationship Kos/Danchak Audiology has formed is just one reason they have earned over 75 five-star reviews on Google, Facebook, and HealthyHearing. com. It’s 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 (817) 277-7039 northtxhearing.com facebook.com/kos.danchak