Do you have a loved one who is hard of hearing or deaf? Are these conditions one and the same?
If not, what are the differences between hard of hearing and deaf?
Is a hearing aid to be helpful for the person who is hard of hearing or deaf?
In these days when lots of studies have been done, people have become more and more knowledgeable. Numerous terms have emerged; therefore, you should be very careful when using one. Failing to do so may lead to possible harm-causing mistakes. Continue reading
It’s kind of hard for a mother to realize that her young child can’t seem to understand her. She might get frustrated at times since he is not really listening to her. If this has been going on for a while, don’t be hard on your kid. Why not look into his ability to hear, and not just blame it on his hardheadedness? In this case, you might need the help of a medical practitioner, specifically a hearing aid specialist.
You Need to be Prepared
Since you don’t know anything about this medical condition, you need to be prepared before going into the office of the specialist. You will be spending money for his advice so you need to maximize its value.
Here are some important questions you need to ask the hearing aid specialist.
The first question you need to ask the specialist is if your child really has a hearing problem and if he has, to what extent it has already developed.
The earlier you know about the problem, the better your kid’s chances of treatment or healing.
If the problem is diagnosed early, the treatment will not require complicated ear operations. The typical non-surgical treatment usually recommended by hearing aid specialist is the use of a hearing aid.
There are different types and brands of hearing aid in the market. Ask the specialist what is the best for your kid based on his particular hearing problem and your capacity to pay.
It is not enough that your kid is wearing the hearing aid. The device must help him hear the sounds around him. There is special stethoscope that you can buy which will help you do a sound check on the hearing device to see if it is actually working. Some devices provide this stethoscope together with the hearing aid.
The hearing aid specialist has to regularly check the device to see if it is helping the child and to make adjustments on it. Since your kid wears them all the time, it has a high risk of breaking down and getting damaged any time. Your child can also tell you if there is any problem with the device that needs checking.
Typical, the device needs to be inspected by the audiologist one to two months in its first year of use. And then every 3 months in the second to third year, and every 6 months from 3 to 5 years. After that, the audiologist can check the device once every year.
If you think your child need a hearing aid, make sure to get a hearing aid prescription. Also note that the programs on these devices may be modified, but ask your audiologist first before making any changes. We are a hearing aid specialist offering hearing test & assessment and provide hearing aid prescription.
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