HOW TO SELECT A SUITABLE HEARING AID ?
HEARING AID FITTING IS A PROFESSIONAL AND HIGHLY SKILLED WORK
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It is important to know that getting a hearing aid is not like purchasing a T.V.,camera or mobile phone.It has to be fitted to your hearing loss which involves standard procedure and protocol.

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Hearing aid is to be fitted by professional people who have the knowledge on human hearing and hearing aid technologies as present day hearing aids are digitalized and featured for correct fitting.

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Hearing aid fitting is a professional work like doctors treating people with ailments. Hearing aid needs to be fitted by professional audiologists, who specializes hearing science with a minimum 4years for professional studies and recognized by Rehabilitation Council of India

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STEPS INVOLVED IN HEARING AID FITTING

Step 1

Hearing test has to be done using an Audiometer by qualified Audiologists/ENT Surgeon / speech &hearing assistants (Diploma in hearing science ). Hearing assessment has to be done in a sound treated chamber/room.

Hearing test should not be done in an ordinary room. This will lead to wrong fitting for hearing aids.

Step 2

AUDIOLOGIST will choose appropriate hearing aids from different models. This choice depends on your level of hearing loss, your hearing ( working ) requirements and features of hearing aids. Always it is best to try hearings aids of different models.

Step 3

Programming of hearing aid has to be done by professional Audiologist. Hearing aids will be connected to computer. Programming hearing aids depends on level of hearing loss, pattern of hearing and comforts in different working conditions

Step 4

Once appropriate hearing aid is selected you may opt for appropriate type with same power and configuration. There are different types from small sized BTE (Behind the ear) models to Invisible types like ITE(IN THE EAR), ITC(INT THE CANNAL),CIC(COMPLETELY IN THE CANNAL).Now you can make purchase for your hearing aid depending upon the model and type chosen.

Step 5

Ear mold is an important part for the hearing aid for fine fitting for BTE models. An impression of the ear is to be taken to make a mould which will be for the ear size and shape. Impression taking is a must for invisible model hearing aids. Process for making a mold may take 5 to 7days.

Step 6

Once, new hearing aid is fitted , you have to practice for a minimum of 10days to get used to the aid. Afterwards you have to visit again for fine tuning of the aid.

Step 7

Audiologist will explain you on the availability of latest accessories which can be used with your hearing aid. Also will explain how to maintain the hearing aid and accessories.

Batteries need to be changed after particular period specified by the companies.

GET HELP FROM SIMHA HEARING AIDS
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Generally good number of patients with conductive hearing losses can be helped surgically or medically. The remaining require hearing aids.

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A hearing aid is a miniature amplifier. The microphone picks up sound signals and converts them into electrical signals, which are then amplified and directed to a receiver. The signals are reconverted back into audible sound which will sent to the ear.

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At SIMHA HEARING AIDS , professional support is given for hearing assessment and selecting an appropriate hearing aid suitable to your hearing and requirements. As SIMHA HEARING AID is an authorized centre for world renowned companies like SIEMENS, OTICON, RESOUND and ALPS.

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YOU CAN BE SURE OF BEST HEARING AID FOR YOU. Professionals at the centre will provide you the state of the art of programming Digital hearing aids

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SIMHA HEARING AIDS assures you a new world of hearing experience with their committed and experienced professional guidance.

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