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Hearing tests to determine degree of hearing loss

We used to believe hearing loss comes with aging. This is not completely true. Nowadays even teenager can suffer from hearing loss. Exposures to loud noise, ear wax, ear infection are few factors responsible for this. So what will you do, if you are in a same kind of trouble? Will you ignore it? If you ignore the issue and leave it untreated for an extended time, then it will result in an adverse condition. So as soon as you suspect trouble hearing, visit an audiologist/ENT specialist to have a proper detection of the auditory issue.

hearing aidsThe audiologist at the hearing aid centre in kolkata provides advanced hearing test for a proper diagnosis of the problem. The tests include Tuning fork hearing test, Tympanometry, Audiometry, etc. Briefings of few tests are mentioned below:

• Tuning fork hearing test: A device with two prongs called tuning fork is mainly used in this test. This is to determine the person’s ability to hear different sound frequency. Tuning Fork is mainly used to perform two types of hearing test, Weber test and Rinne test.

• Tympanometry: This test is for checking the condition of the middle ear. In this process the change in air pressure in the external ear makes the ear drum to move and the result is recorded as graphic representation called tympanograms.

• Audiometry test: In an audiometric test the level of one’s hearing ability is determined with the help of audiometer. Each ear is subjected to varying level of intensity of sound at a frequency of 1 kHz. The process is repeated several times and the average threshold is detected. The hearing aid centre in kolkata performs various types of audiometry tests like Pure Tone Audiometry, Speech Audiometry, Free-field Audiometry etc.

There are lots of other tests which are performed successfully by the hearing aid centre in Kolkata, for the benefits of their patients. The hearing aids are provided to the patient which work as a miracle after their degree of hearing loss are determined.

Hearing aid centre and their positive approach

Hearing aid centre in Kolkata has taken the initiative to deliver best treatment for those who are suffering from hearing loss. With a series of tests and treatments done by the expert audiologist, the patient gradually regains all the hopes that seemed to be lost earlier. Based on the degree of hearing loss and following a routine treatment, they are provided with suitable hearing devices in Kolkata. Available hearing aids in the market are specially made keeping in mind the nature and extent of hearing loss, your preferences, lifestyle, the size and shape of your outer-inner ear etc. However all the treatment and using of hearing aids are done under proper guidance of the audiologist, otherwise it may have reverse effect.

hearing aid centerIf there is no hearing aid centre in nearby locality or one cannot manage time to visit the clinic for the treatment then the professional consultant can be called at home for the treatment to be done properly. Most of the hearing aid centre provides this service.

Thus a good treatment is required to bring back the quality of life and helps one to get rid of all the difficulties they were facing so far.

Know the Pricing of Your Hearing Aid

Comparing different models and brands of hearing aids and hearing aid prices is essential before purchasing any product. Do not feel daunted if you find that you need a hearing device. You might have no idea what can be the right aid with the right price for you.

Hearing aid pricePlenty of hearing aids are available in the market therefore you have ample choice for models and price range. A professional assistance is required. Do not freak out if your earning is limited as you will still be able to buy yourself a high quality device.

Consult with your doctor that what features would suit your type of hearing loss. Hearing aids differ not only in shape, size, style, but also in noise amplification and many other features. If you are buying a pair of hearing aid of course it would cost you more.

Learn and compare the pricing of hearing aids by visiting the stores either personally or by doing an online surfing of different sites. However there is again a major difference in pricing between a digital and an analogue hearing aid. Whatever you buy, always go for a detailed consultation with a hearing aid expert and do carry your audiological report. Some brands even have policies for maintaining the hearing aid. Some has it included within the price of the hearing aid and some has it separately charged.

Cleaning Up Your Ear Wax with Olive Oil

Suffering from ear wax accumulation is a common problem. You might at times have hearing problems and may feel that it is a hearing loss. But on seeing a doctor you will come to know that it’s just owing to the accumulation of ear wax. So, relax only cleaning will solve your problem. Congestion of ear wax do not cause deafness or damage your eardrum permanently.  Therefore a hearing aid or a hearing device is not required and so you do not have to worry about the hearing aid prices as well.

However ear wax is not a bad thing. It’s secreted in order to stop germ build up and also to prevent your ear from getting infected. It is kind of a defense mechanism but sometimes the over production may be a problem. Using of earphones and headphones causes more production of ear wax.

hearing aid pricesA Few Steps:

A pharmaceutical olive oil treatment is good to clean up your ear wax. You can buy one of the spray types as that would be pretty easier in applying down the ear canal. You can buy it from any chemist shop. Olive oil naturally dilutes the ear wax and it’s safe for children and people for all ages. The best part is its natural and comes without any chemicals.

You can spray it directly from the container or use a cotton ball to drop it into your ear canal. However, one drop would be not enough. You will need to pour in some more on a regular basis to clean up the congested wax naturally.  

With olive oil the wax gradually softens up and starts moving around. After the application try to keep your head tilted for a little while so as to allow the oil to spread to the interior and the walls of the ear. 

Wash it out later with a warm shower and feel the difference.

Do You Have Hearing Motion Synesthesia

Hearing motion synesthesia is not too common a problem and not many seems to have heard of it or familiar of it. A new name always intrigues all of us so I guess it will be a gripping read. Walking through a busy road with passer by all around, huge commotion of people talking, traffic snarl all sometimes make you feel dizzy in the head. Do you hear some other sound like “whoo-ee!” in your ears apart from the commotion going around you? If this is what you experience then you might be suffering from hearing-motion Synesthesia. You can be surer about it from the following methods. However having synesthesia does not mean having hearing loss or wearing a hearing device.

hearing aidThe synesthesia is involuntary. It is something beyond your control. It happens suddenly and it’s consistent. You cannot stop the noise till you look in a different direction. Sometimes it is also activated by something that is blinking. It may be caused due to car blinkers, rapidly blinking of eyes or any blinking light. If all these blinking activities trigger off sounds in your ears then you have the symptom of hearing-motion Synesthesia. It may be so that you already have it but never noticed or chose to ignore it. Try to be careful from next time while you are in a crowd or in a public place with commotion so as to assess if you are hearing some other sound.

Now do not think that you will start experiencing all these right after reading this article. Do you ever zone out when you stare at something moving or blinking? Then it is synesthesia for sure. If you hear the sound and feel that you are not actually hearing the sound but it is in your head then you are suffering from associated synesthesia. But if you are actually hearing it you are having projected synesthesia. 

Do not become panic stricken if you are hearing all these. Just see a doctor and get treated. It is not a serious disease and you are not suffering from any hearing disorder that might lead you to wearing a hearing aid