What is hearing aid?
Hearing loss can be occurred at birth or in any period of life because of an illness, in a sudden way or gradually. When it occurs gradually, the person cannot understand the situation but the friends and the family realize the problem.
There are several reasons of hearing loss and the problem is arises from the parts of auditory system.
Otorhinolaryngologists and audio logical diagnosis centers can define the reasons on the certain problem. The findings at the end of the tests shed light on the cures and preventions.

 

  • Auditory System

The human ear has a complex structure. The transformation of sound waves to electric signals which brain can identify is more complex.
But in a simple way the hearing begins with external ear, the earlap collects sound waves and steers to ear canal, these waves vibrate the eardrum.
The parts of middle ear, step up the vibration and convey them to inner ear. The main aural and balance organ is located in the inner ear. The hairy cells in the cochlea, which is responsible for hearing, perceive the vibrations and change them into electric signals then convey them to auditory nerves.

 

  • Hearing Aid

Hearing aid is the amplifier which provides the hearing with the help of electric circuits, with the hearing aid the aim is increasing the ability of communicating skills of people with hearing loss.
The sound is gathered with a microphone and transformed into electric signals with the help of amplifier.

Q: what is hearing aid?
A: electronic instruments which gather sounds with microphone to boost their volume and make them hearable for people with hearing loss.

Q: in which situations are there need to use hearing aid?
A: when there is no cure with medicine or operation, according to suggestions of otorhinolaryngolosists and audiologists.

Q: Which hearing aid type should I use?
A: the level of hearing loss is the most important factor while choosing hearing aid. Besides that construction of your ear canal, the ear discharge, the preferences of your aesthetics, economic conditions, the intensity of your social life and your sleight are other factors of your choice.

Q: is it possible to ear growing lazy when I use hearing aid?
A: no it is a common misconception. On the contrary the ear and the brain become lazy when not using the hearing aid and lose their features. Only solution for keeping the brain and the ear is hearing all sounds like healthy people.

Q: why is it recommended to use hearing aid with the healthy ear rather than the ear with the hearing loss.
A: if there is hearing loss in both ears, person should use hearing aid for both ears. Because of the economic conditions and social security institution only pays for one hearing aid makes this a common practice.
But if you have to make a choice, it is recommended to use the hearing aid for the healthier ear because it tends to heal faster. Our suggestion is, whatever the condition, using hearing aid for both ears.

Q: is the most expensive hearing aid is the best?
A: the most benficial hearing aid for the user is the best. After the detailed workup by audiotologist a few tries should be tried and the most beneficial should be chosen. Our experienced specialists will help you in this issue.

 

Q: is it obligatory to buy hearing aid in auditory centers?
A: the hearing aid should be bought after the audiological tests and suggestion. It is not an electronic instrument which can be bought from websites. Our suggestion is the person’s trying the hearing aid in our center but if the person cannot leave the home, we have a medical home team. To get the service from the team, you should be diagnosed from an otorhinolaryngolagist and allowed to use a hearing aid. After that you can make an appointment and use our service.

Q: how long should I use the hearing aid?
A: You should use it the whole day after the process of adaptation. It is important to keep the hearing skill at the same level.

 

Q: How long does it take to get adapted to the hearing aid?
A: The Process of Adaptation
The First and the Third Days
The hearing aid should be used only at home in the first week. It should be arranged carefully to level of that the user hear the voices easily. The users should listen to different voices at home like clock, phone ring, cough, sneeze and newspaper rustle. If the users begin to feel tired or nervous, they should switch off the instrument and give a break. After a while the instrument should be switched on again.
The users should read something aloud and control themselves. They should speak with just one person at the same time. Firstly they should listen to the speaker while looking their face and then without looking they should try to understand the words. (Looking to the speaker’s face at the first time makes the understanding easier.)
The Fourth and the Seventh Days
While spending time at home and doing house work, the users should listen to boiling water, washing machine, vacuum cleaner and try to get used to them. The user should try to find the source of the sounds. They can watch news on TV now.
The First Week
The users can use the hear aid at least five years. They can use it in three or five people speaking groups. The users can make a list of the similar words as cable and table, door and window. They should ask from their friends to read the list and while they are reading, the user should watch their lips and try to repeat. So they develop the skill for identifying words. They can listen to the sound outside now.
The users should ask other speakers to repeat their sayings on the case of misunderstanding.
The Second Week
They can use the hearing aid in crowded places like theatre and cinema. In the crowded places they should chat with just one person at the same time.

 

Q: When should I remove the hearing aid?
A: It is advised to remove the device in the bed, in the shower, in swimming, in saunas and turkish baths, in the places where is moisture, while using hair drier and sun screen. Most of the problems in the device are caused by moisture so it should be avoided in all conditions.

Q: Should I store the spare battery at the fridge?
A: Spare batteries should be stored in cool and dry places. The batteries will dampen in the fridge so you should avoid keeping the batteries in the fridge.
Q: Why shouldn’t we use rechargeable batteries?
A: rechargeable batteries are not qualified enough to power your hearing aid. They cannot become fully charged and deliver the energy that your device need to run properly.

 

Q: How should I use the battery?
A: After removing the label wait a while before putting the battery. This will lengthen the battery life. Removing the battery at nights may prevents oxidation. Because it is very harmful to nature, dispose the batteries in recycling box. Swallowing them is very dangerous. Keep them away from your kids and pets. Do not store them with your pills. Do not try to recharge or put in fire. Do not leave the empty batteries in your hearing aid.

 

Q: What is audiology?
A: It is a branch of science concerned with hearing-talking and voice disorders.
Q: Who is an audiologist?
A: The one who masters in the field of audiology.
Q: Who is audiometrist?
A: The one who gets higher education in the field of audiology.
Q: What is tinnitus?
A: It is a sound felt in the head and the ear. It is not a disease but symptom. I should be checked.
Q: What is earwax?
A: It is the wax, which is produced by external ear to clean the ear. If it exceeds the require amount, it should be cleaned.
Q: What is normal hearing?
A: Hearing the sounds clearly between 0-25 dB adults and 0-15 children
Q: What is loss of hearing?
A: having an abnormal audition limit
Q: what is conductive hearing loss?
A: Deformities in the middle or external ear.
Q: what is sensorineural hearing loss?
A: hearing loss in the inner ear
Q: What is mixt loss?
A: Having both inner and middle ear deformitiy
Q: What is middle ear overflow?
A: overflow behind the eardrum
Q: what is otosclerosis?
A: calcification of stopes in the middle ear, which may be hereditary
Q: what is vertigo?
A: it is not a disease but a syptom. It can be caused from various parts of the body.
Q: what is Meniere?
A: an inner ear anomaly. It has symtomps like dizziness, sickness, tingling etc. These symptoms may manifest itself in the form of attacks.
Q: What is Eustachian dysfunction?
A: an anomaly in the canal which balances the pressure in the middle ear
Q: what is audiometry?
A: it is a test that shows the degree and frequency of the hearing loss
Q: what is impendus?
A: it is an objective test that shows eardrum and middle ear problems
Q: What are talking tests?
A: Talking tests are made in order to test the speaking and understanding ability of the patient. Test includes 1, 2 or 3 syllables.
Q: what is test with device?
A: hearing test performed while wearing the hearing aid.
Q: what is earmould?
A: it is a mold that made with silicon and catalyst in order to maximize the efficiency of the device.
Q: what is behind the ear modal?
A: it is an air based hearing aid worn in the external ear
Q: what is receiver in canal?
A: air based hearing aids also known as completely in canal (CIC), in the canal (ITC) and in the ear (ITE)
Q: what is an air based device?
A: it is a device designed to help the hearing process via external ear-eardrum-middle ear and inner ear.
Q: what is bone based device?
A: devices delivering vibrations via bones rather than air. These devices uses head bones to stimulate the nerves. They come in the headband or glass from.
Q: What is receiver in the ear?
A: a new technology which has the microphone in the main body and speaker in the canal.
Q: what is an open device?
A: a device specially designed not to block the external ear and has more frequency areas.

 

 

 

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