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The Importance of Wearing Reliable Digital Hearing Aids

Monday, October 30, 2017 7:30:22 PM Asia/Calcutta

Hearing loss sometimes affects the lives of the people because it results in misunderstanding. People sometimes fail to recognize the auditory damage to be a serious illness which can get transformed into complete deafness. In that context, the emergence of the Digital Hearing Aids provided a great relief to the demography associated with the hearing aid market. It's customized action provides better hearing services. It makes the hearing quite easier by which the patients are able to enjoy their life without any kind of misunderstanding or dilemma. The hearing aids are basically found in analogue and digital audition instruments.

What Makes The Digital Auditory Aids Different?

The analogue audition aids are the devices that are only considered as the artless amplifiers. In that system, the process usually occurs in which the adjustments of the sound and loudness are fabricated with the analogue signals by having a limited amount of audition accessories. Thus by the use of analogue signals, the sound will be sent to the ear after the electrical amplification. On the contrary, the Digital Hearing Aids have formulated in such a manner that it makes the hearing process simpler along with the inclusion of many overwhelming functions. It is a digital wizard that is carried out by computer processing. Unlike analogue system, it is such designed that it can get adapted to the necessity of the hearing requirements of the patient. It has the incorporation of digital signal processor chips which will specifically transform the sound waves from analogue to digital. More specifically, it provides the patient to differentiate between sound and speech.

Features Of Digital Auditory Aids

The Digital Hearing Aids are quite personalized which addresses the individual needs along with the enhanced hearing capacity. It is because the process runs with a specific software application that needs to be standardized as per the needs of the individual. With this system, the individual gets the actual differentiation in between sound and speech. In that, the calibration which is carried out in the Digital Hearing Aids is Input of Direct Audio, processing of requisite volume as well as frequency channel, the presence of directional microphones as well as the effective action of sound generators.

Uses Of The Digital Auditory Aids

It is Low Cost and Easily Affordable for everyone. It has clear sound quality which is the key benefits of this. It has an option for various adjustments which help the patient in distinguishing all kinds of sounds very well.

Best Choice Provided By The Audiologists

The technology used in the system makes the Digital Hearing Aids perfect as there is the absence of whistling sounds. Specifically, digital auditory aids provide a decrease in the feedback. Other than that the presence of state-of-art, free units, multi-featured units make this device more useful for the audiologists to prefer for the hearing loss patients. It will, therefore, make the hearing problem to get treated in less amount of time. Other than that its low price makes the audiologist to prescribe it to their patients because it will suit the budget of all patients.

Comments | Posted in Digital Hearing Aids By Phalguni Bannerjee

A Peep Into Your Hearing Aid Accessories

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 7:05:16 PM Asia/Calcutta

Hearing aids are medical devices which once you start using; you need it for the rest of your life just like spectacles. Hearing aids comes in different shapes and sizes and in different price range. Based on their price range there are some pretty awesome features in latest hearing aids.

In order to enjoy these features you will need several accessories. There are some basic accessories that you have to use if you are a hearing aid user. Basic or cool, all these accessories need to be bought separately. Most of the hearing aid manufacturers make their own hearing aid accessories both basic and advanced keeping in mind their own and future product ranges.

These hearing aid accessories too are available with your local hearing aid clinic. If you are planning to use accessories of one manufacturer with the hearing aid device of another maker, be careful and don’t forget to consult with your local hearing aid clinic in Kolkata as well as search the internet for more information.

Basic accessories include – hearing aid cleaning brush, ear hook, wax pick and wire loop, multi-tools and hearing aid case. These are basically not so smart hardware which is a necessity for your day to day use. There are some pretty smart and cool hard ware’s too. These are hearing aid dehumidifiers, Bluetooth streaming accessories for your hearing aid, devices to sync your hearing aids to classroom or stadium digi systems to hear your lesson or stadium commentary better. There are smart phone apps like Siemens’s touch control app which converts your mobile phone into a remote control of your hearing aid for easy adjustment of your hearing machine. Some companies have come up with rechargeable hearing aids which allow you to do away with your hearing aid batteries. There are easy charging dockets for your hearing aid batteries too.

Comments | Posted in Hearing Aid Clinic Hearing Aid Clinic In India By Phalguni Bannerjee

Hearing Aids Online - Things You Must Consider Before Purchase

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 8:15:25 PM Asia/Calcutta

The Internet has lately emerged as the first and foremost marketplace for people around the globe. It offers them the necessary discount, convenience and the comfort of shopping that they had always longed for. Needless to say, it is a major boon for consumers around the world and helps them to get the necessary product that they are looking for. But wait, are you planning to use the Internet for buying your hearing aids!!!

What You Should Know Before Buying Hearing Aids Online?

If that is in your mind, then here are few points that you must consider and pay attention to before making a purchase:

  • An aid for your ear is a complex and customized medical device and not just a sound amplifier.
  • Equipped with digital technologies, these devices need to be set according to the personal hearing requirements of the individuals. It is set accordingly by the audiologist.
  • Before buying the device, you need to pass through an adequate audiometric test conducted by the professional clinics. Making a purchase without a comprehensive test might not contribute efficiently in hearing.
  • The settings which are required by this device might become difficult for the audiologists to alter according to your needs if it is bought online. It might require you to send the product back to the manufacturer asking them to make the necessary change in the product that will suit you. This would simply result in a chaotic situation for you, where you have to go without the aid for some time.
  • In order to help you to perfectly get acquainted with your new device for hearing, the audiologists provide their professional assistance through reprogramming, counseling and support sessions which might go missing if you plan to get the device from online stores.

Reasons Buying Hearing Aid Online Is Not A Good Idea

  • Every individual require hearing aid which perfectly fit in their ear. One size is not for all. The size differs from person to person and thus the aid must be selected very wisely. Opting for the device from an online shop may not bring to you the exact size that you require.
  • Loss of audition is a major health issue. It needs proper and comprehensive check-up by the specialist and the use of any kind of medication or device might be considered only after a thorough consultation with the doctor or audiologist. When you decide to get the device online, you are left with no specialist guidance or consultant to rely upon and this might fuel the further loss of your hearing ability and your money as well.
  • With proper consultation and analysis at a professional clinic, you will get to know that hearing aids alone may not be enough for improving your auditory ability. The audiologist may recommend hearing aid accessories or assistive listening devices if it is deemed necessary to improve your hearing ability.
  • It is always wise to get an aid if and only when it is recommended by a professional after an in-depth analysis and check-up of your ear. Just going for the look, design, and shape of the aid will not bring the desired outcome.

What To Do If You Face Trouble In Hearing?

If of late, you are experiencing tremendous trouble in listening to the sounds around you or require the people around you to repeat their words or sentences while they are conversing with you, then it’s time for you to see a professional audiologist. Thorough diagnosis and analysis of your condition help the audiologist to establish the level of hearing deficit and to determine the method of treatment which is apt for your condition.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration or FDA has strongly recommended a visit an Audiologist before buyin or through any other platform.

There are certain websites which promise to help you get the right kind of audiometric test before you decide to get the hearing aid for yourself. But relying on these websites is a critical task to undertake. The online screenings or test of hearing cannot exactly tell you the cause of hearing loss. It is always advisable to visit an audiologist physically and undergo a reliable consultation service which will inform you whether your hearing is normal or not.

Hearing Aids Online Does Not Guarantee Accurate Hearing Tests

Accuracy is what matters the most when it comes to audiology tests. A professional clinic is equipped with sound features and characteristics which guarantee the individuals to get their tests done efficiently. These diagnoses are conducted in sound-proof rooms with the use of special earphones and equipment that meets the international standards of the industry.

The online screening sessions lack the sound proof rooms and the equipment are also not up to the mark to the industry which mostly comes up with an inaccurate result.

The audiologists begin the session with a thorough discussion which includes details about the lifestyle of the individual, medical history, listening needs and any other concerns that might trouble you. This will help them to determine the special features that the hearing aids require.

Different Tests Performed By The Audiologists:

The audiologists perform several tests to determine and analyze the level of the hearing impairment in an individual. These tests include:

  • An Audiogram which is used to record the types and degree of hearing loss and it gauges the level of how well you can hear the soft tones at different pitches.
  • Speech testing is a way through which the professionals get to measure how well you can hear and understand the speech in quiet and noisy environments.
  • Loudness discomfort testing measures your ability to tolerate the loud sounds across different pitches. It helps the audiologists to set the hearing aids so that the loud sounds do not become uncomfortable for you.

After the successful completion of the various level of testing, the professionals sit with you in order to discuss the results of the tests. The discussion informs you about your hearing loss, its causes and what you can expect from the hearing aid or other treatment that is recommended for you.

Comments | Posted in Hearing Aid Clinics In India By Phalguni Bannerjee

Hearing Aid Price

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 8:23:44 PM Asia/Calcutta

Hearing Aid prices in India may range from Rs. 3000 to Rs. 2.5 lacs. Several parameters determine the hearing aid prices. In a study done by Silva et. al. (2012) two important determinants of hearing aid prices are:

  1. Style or Design of Hearing Aid
  2. Signal Processing Technology

There are some other parameters which directly contribute to hearing aid prices and those are directional microphone, hearing aid shells and noise cancellation circuitry.

Now the question comes how a person will determine what value of hearing aid to purchase.

Definitely the type and degree of hearing loss is one of the key factors to determine the hearing aid which is usually determined by an Audiologist. Another key factor that an Audiologist keeps in mind while selecting a hearing aid is the lifestyle of the said person. In this parameter the said person with hearing impairment can contribute in the selection process and on the hearing aid price.

Based on the lifestyle that the person wants to enjoy he can select the appropriate type of hearing aid.

For example two person with the same degree and type of hearing loss and both are aging 65 years. Person A enjoys a sedentary life basically and mostly stays at home and person B is very active socially so person A should select hearing aid that supports simple living and hence his cost of hearing aid will be cheaper compared to person B who should select hearing aids supporting outdoor living or vibrant living and hence his hearing aid will be costlier.

Comments | Posted in Hearing Aid Price By Phalguni Bannerjee

Advanced Features In Latest Hearing Solutions

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 8:27:29 PM Asia/Calcutta

The technology behind hearing aids has been changing rapidly. Hearing aids are no longer promoted by the hearing aid makers as an assistive medical device. They are promoted as a fashion accessory, the way the society look s at eyewear – spectacles and sunglasses.

The reason behind this change in marketing strategy has been the technological advancement which has made all hearing aids smaller, sleeker and yet more powerful than their predecessors. The smaller and sleeker size and design implies that several hearing aids are no longer easily visible.

Moreover, hearing aid companies have divided the customer base into premium and non-premium with further segregation of their client base based on age. Several companies like Phonak have come up with product lines specifically designed for kids and teens.

Some others have come up with hearing aids for babies. One manufacturer has come up with hearing amplifiers which they promote as the device for those who aren’t ready aid for a hearing aid. Devices for kids have been promoted with personalization in terms of cover colour to match their liking.

Premium hearing aids too come with personalization options in terms of device body colour and in terms of settings. Premium hearing aids come with advanced features like tinnitus management system inbuilt with the hearing aid, although some companies have separate devices for tinnitus management.

Hearing aids are coming with apps to connect your mobile phone or your home security system directly with your hearing aid. These advanced features are pretty much needed in today’s world. However, in India where aged people tend to lag behind on technology sphere, these advanced features may not come to any use.

There are mobile apps that can give soothing music to your ear when you are facing tinnitus problem via your hearing aids. All the hearing aid players in the market today work on a franchisee model to sell their products in India. You need to contact your nearest hearing aid clinic to get the best deal.

Comments | Posted in Hearing Aids By Phalguni Bannerjee
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