Hearing management

Question
Posted by: DOLLA | 2012-06-21

Q.

GEHOOR APPARAAT

Ek is 55 jaar oud het al ''n oudiloog besoek wat ''n gehoorapparaat voorgeskryf en in my oor geplaas het. Al wat ek beter kon hoor was geluide soos byvoorbeeld as ek stap hoor ek elke tree, deure wat toemaak ek kan tot hoor as ek my kop kra maar as iemand met my praat hoor ek steeds nie beter nie. Ek dra nie tans die apparaat nie en moet kollegas paar maar vra om harder te praat oor ''n telefoon is dit baie erger. Ek het al geleer om lippe te lees ook en sal dringend weer daarna moet kyk aangesien my werk daaronder ly. Gehoorapparate is baie duur het julle dalk enige voorstelle want ek kan nie bekostig om nog ''n duur apparaat te koop wat nie eitlik werk nie.

Expert's Reply

A.

Hearing Expert

Hi!

An audiometric reassessment and reprogramming of your existing hearing instrument, or selection of a new instrument is suggested. There are hearing instruments available for patients with financial concerns, however the selection should always be based on the type, degree and nature of the patient's hearing loss, including their lifestyle and communicative needs. There are wire-less hearing aids that can be used for cellphone and telephone use. There are also assistive devices that can be used with older and entry level hearing aids for cell phone use. Upon the fitting of a new hearing instrument, appropriate follow up sessions in most instances may be required for a patient to receive their most comfortable amplification {loudness}. Thus, please consider revisiting an Audiologist so that you may achieve the above, post assessment. Please keep in touch.

Kind regards...

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