Hearing Aid Service
A ONE-STOP HEARING AID CENTRE
A full hearing aid and hearing health service
We are passionate about hearing health and have a unique positioning as the hearing aids and implants service is helmed by our ENT doctor who has a deep understanding of hearing issues. The center has full-time professional audiologists on-site committed to working with the ENT doctor to make accurate diagnoses and ensure good patient outcomes. The centre is outfitted with industry grade sound-proof hearing test and sound-treated fitting rooms. We serve many nationalities with their different needs and concerns, and newborns to the elderly.
The centre offers the widest range of hearing aid brands, essential for optimal patient satisfaction as each brand will have their specific advantages and attraction for different patients coming also with different range of prices, technology and cosmesis to suit every need. We keep at the forefront of the latest advancements and technology in this rapidly evolving field. For example, we can provide home visit services for patients needing special support. As a hearing medical clinic, we are able to offer the full range of hearing options, not just hearing aids; like that of different brands of surgical hearing implants like that of bone anchored, middle-ear and also cochlear implants. Some hearing aids can now offer tinnitus therapy.
Hearing loss can coexist with tinnitus, giddiness or vertigo problems, behavioral or developmental issues, or confused with central auditory processing disorder and learning disorders. The centre is well – positioned to make a full diagnosis as it has expertise and extensive testing for these other disorders. For example, it is set up with also the full range of VHIT, VEMP and Vestibulonystamograpy (VNG) tests for ear-giddiness/ vertigo related disorders. The centre further links with a large network of other specialists for these multidisciplinary and complex disorders.
At the visit
If a hearing aid is chosen solely based on cosmesis or only a certain brand is shown, the performance and satisfaction may not be optimal. It is not the most expensive aid that works the best, nor the smallest. Individual preferences, hearing experience and medical history differs.
A full ear examination is first done to exclude ear wax or sinister ear conditions like deep seated infections and tumors. Tinnitus and giddiness need to be managed for optimal hearing function.
Complete hearing tests will be tailored for newborns, toddlers, young children and adults. When needed, a hearing aid evaluation and hearing aid trials with different brands is then done. FM systems assistive listening devices are recommended to further optimize performance in school or noisy environments. With disease progression or depending on personal needs and lifestyle, sometimes even the best hearing aid may not be enough. Surgery may then need to be discussed. Multidisciplinary care is coordinated for patients with speech therapy, auditory verbal therapy, development assessment and educational assessment needs. This allows a one-stop hearing service for the holistic care of families and patients.
Brands of Hearing Aids at Our Centre
What New-Technology Hearing Aids Can Do
- Noise-cancellation: Differentiates speech from noise, and manages wind, car & background noise.
- Directional microphones: Digitally focus on the specific sound source that you want to hear.
- Reduced feedback: Less squealing sounds, less need to reduce the volume.
- Tinnitus relief: Hearing improvement & sound therapy customised to reduce ringing in the ears.
- Connectivity: incoming handphone calls & TV sounds wirelessly directly & discretely sent to the HA without needing to put the phone to the ear; control volume of HA from handphone.
- Different styles: For different severity of HL, comfort, dexterity & personal preference. Behind or fit in your ear.
Categories of Hearing Aids