Optimal Hearing is the longest-standing audiology and hearing aid service in the low country, specializing in hearing loss and tinnitus assessment and treatment.
What was your most defeating moment and how did you learn from it?
I frequently have patients tell me they have never sought treatment for their tinnitus (ringing in the ears) because they have been told there is nothing that can be done about it. I have made it a goal to educate the public as, well as the medical community, that in many cases we can provide relief and possibly eliminate tinnitus.
What have you learned from your patients that you never could have learned from any class or clinic? Those who suffer from hearing loss can be affected by the handicap in a multitude of ways. From social withdrawal,to an absolute loss of control in conversation, some become lonely and isolated. Others become increasingly suspicious of loved ones. No classroom can prepare you for how the same underlying problem can affect people in so many ways.
What are you doing to stay at the forefront of medical technology and innovation?
I stay active in state and national audiology groups. I have been elected by fellow audiologists in Georgia to serve as president of the Georgia Academy of Audiology. I also serve on the board of our national association, The Academy of Doctors of Audiology. These organizations provide excellent venues to stay abreast of all the newest and most innovative hearing and tinnitus treatment strategies and technologies in a private setting.
Gabriel J. Pitt - Optimal Hearing
527 Stephenson ave #3 Savannah, ga
912.352.8530 • optimalhearing.com