Hearing Aid Fitting For Elderly
Pure tone Audiometry (Hearing Test for Adult) would be performed to assess the hearing levels of the elderly. Different hearing aid models would be suggested for trial based on the results of the hearing test, lifestyle, budget, etc. Each hearing aid type has different strengths and weaknesses and differing suitability for different people. Hearing professionals would also recommend the most suitable Style of hearing aid to the elderly according to their preferences degree of hearing loss, as well as manual dexterity.
Naturally the earwax moves slowly out of your ear canal. Using cotton buds can push the earwax deeper into the ear canal. It is advised to see an ENT specialist for earwax removal if you feel you have a problem with earwax.
It is suggested to consult an ENT specialist if such problem lasts for a long period of time.
It is important to understand that tinnitus is a symptom rather than an illness, so the problem of tinnitus can only be alleviated.
In a hearing aid company, a hearing test will be done at the beginning, then the hearing aid is set according to the hearing level. More importantly, lifelong fine-tuning is offered; while if you buy an OTC hearing aid, that hearing aid is not customized to the hearing level and no after-sales service is provided .
For a first-time hearing aid user, he/she has not been hearing some background sounds for various periods of time owing to the hearing loss, so when putting on the hearing aid, the the background sounds being amplified may sound too loud at the beginning . When the user gets used to the hearing aid usage, he/she may feel better. Additionally with the advancement of noise reduction technology, hearing aid user shall have a much comfortable experience.
When you are sleeping with earphones every night, your ears will be constantly stimulated by music, so after a long period of time, the hearing may be affected eventually.
Sound or noise has two characteristics: Frequency (i.e. pitch) and Loudness
Sound is the quickly varying pressure wave induced by particle vibration through a medium (air, liquid or solid). The number of pressure variations per second is known as frequency of sound, measured in Hertz (Hz).
The higher the frequency i.e, the more cycles of vibration per second, the higher the pitch. On the other hand, the lower the frequency, i.e., the fewer cycles of vibration per seconder, the lower the pitch would be. The audible frequency range of human ear is from 20 to 200,000 Hz while the major frequencies for speech lies between 500 –4,000 Hz.
Loudness of sound is determined by the degree of particle vibration. A loud sound usually has a larger pressure variation while a weak one has smaller pressure variation. A simpler way is to measure in decibel (dB). The softest sound a normal human ear can detect i s known as the Threshold of Hearing, which uses the hearing threshold as 0 dB.