The first step in the identification of hearing loss, is a comprehensive hearing evaluation by a highly qualified Hearing Aid Acoustician, registered at the Society.
Today’s hearing aids are much more complex than in the past. Most people with hearing loss can benefit greatly from these hearing aids. But hearing rehabilitation involves a programme that includes complete testing, selection and fitting of hearing aids designed to individual needs, selection and dispensing of other assistive devices, counseling, follow-ups, etc. To use your hearing aid correctly, requires a person that has a complete understanding of the loss, your acoustician.
Acousticians also specialise in counseling, before and after you have obtained a hearing aid. This will assist you in the adjustment of wearing the aid and improve the effectiveness of your hearing aid. By selecting an acoustician as your hearing aid provider, you will be working with the same expert for testing, fitting, support, guidance and rehabilitation.
THERE ARE HEARING ACOUSTICIANS WHO ARE SPECIALLY TRAINED AND EQUIPPED TO:
Do comprehensive hearing evaluation of adults and children,12 and older or younger referred to them and identify hearing loss.
■ Conduct a wide variety of tests to determine the exact nature of an individual’s problem.
■ Provide information on a variety of treatment options to patients with hearing loss.
■ Dispense a wide variety of hearing aids and assistive listening devices.
■ Computer-aided testing and fitting of hearing aids.
■ Information on different types of hearing loss.
■ Repairs of hearing aids.
■ Information concerning the latest developments in and the treatment of hearing loss.
■ Training in communication skills for the hearing impaired.
■ Assistive listening devices.
Hearing loss is one of the world’s most common health problems. It can happen to anyone at any age. Some people are born with a hearing impairment, while others experience hearing loss as a normal part of ageing process. Warning signs of hearing loss may be hard to recognise, because it is often such a subtle and gradual process that the affected person is often the last one to realise there is a problem.