You may consult a hearing aid audiologist to ask all your questions. He or she will outline the steps to take in order to solve your hearing problems.
The first sign is always poor comprehension of speech, especially when many people speak at the same time. Then, there is the too-high TV volume and difficulty keeping up with a conversation in a noisy environment.
If you exhibit the following symptoms, consider visiting an audiologist:
- You hear mumbling when people are speaking to you
- You have to ask people to repeat what they said
- You frequently complain that people mumble
- You need to ask others about the details of a meeting you just attended
- You play the TV or radio louder than your friends, spouse or relatives
- You cannot hear the doorbell or the telephone
- You miss environmental sounds, such as birds chirping
- You find yourself avoiding certain restaurants because they are too noisy
- You hear a ringing sound in your ears, especially when it is quiet
Hearing loss can be due to several factors such as:
- Aging process
- Exposure to loud noise
- Head or ear trauma
- Congenital (birth) or genetic factors diseases
- Other causes
If you exhibit symptoms of hearing loss, you should see an audiologist to have a formal hearing evaluation. This hearing test, is diagnostic and allows the audiologist to determine the type and degree of your hearing loss. There will also be a hearing test that evaluates your sensitivity, acuity and accuracy to speech understanding. Your audiologist may also test for speech understanding at different volume levels and conditions – like noise – to help the professional recommend the best hearing aids for your particular needs.
The results of your hearing test are plotted on a chart called an audiogram. Loudness is plotted from top to bottom. The top of the graph is very quiet and the bottom of the graph is very loud. Frequency, or pitch, from low to high, is plotted from left to right. Hearing level (HL) is measured in decibels (dB) and is described in general categories. The general hearing loss categories are as follows:
- Normal hearing (0-25 dB HL)
- Mild hearing loss (26-40 dB HL)
- Moderate hearing loss (41-70dB HL)
- Severe hearing loss (71-90 dB HL)
- Profound hearing loss (greater than 91 dB HL)
There are three main types of hearing loss and each can be caused by different factors and require different hearing aid technology and features to have the best listening experience.
The three types of hearing loss include:
- Sensorineural hearing loss: When the problem is in the inner ear or a problem with the auditory nerve, a sensorineural hearing loss is the result. Read more….
- Conductive hearing loss: When there is a problem in the external or middle ear, a conductive hearing loss occurs. Read more…
- Mixed hearing loss: When there are problems in the middle and inner ear, a mixed hearing impairment is the result. Read more…
Hearing loss in children can occur at any time in life from acquired factors such as ear infections, head trauma, certain medications and genetic factors. You may suspect your child has a hearing loss if you observe any of the following:
- Delays in speech and language acquisition, including baby babbling
- Frequent ear infections
- Not startling to loud sounds
- Not turning to the location of sounds after six months of age
- Difficulty following verbal directions
- Daydreaming in many situations
- Concerns by school teachers
- Loud volume on the TV or radio
- Diagnostic hearing tests
- Audiologic evaluations
- Hearing aid fittings and consultations
- Hearing aid repairs and maintenance
- Earmold fitting and consultation
It is often referred to as “ringing in the ears,” although some people hear hissing, roaring, whistling, buzzing or clicking. Tinnitus is not actually a disease, but a symptom of another underlying condition of the ear, auditory nerve or other influencing factor. Read more….
The exact cause of tinnitus is not known in every case. However, there are several likely factors that may worsen tinnitus. These include:
- Noise-induced hearing loss
- Wax build-up in the ear canal
- Certain medications
- Ear infections
- Age-related hearing loss
- Ear diseases and disorders
- Jaw misalignment
- Head and neck trauma
Depending on the severity and underlying condition causing the tinnitus, there are several treatments available to improve the perception of unwanted noise. One of common treatments for tinnitus is Hearing aids with tinnitus-masking features.
Yes, you can select your favorite color from this collection.
There are many types of hearing aids and the style or device depends on your lifestyle, budget and hearing loss needs. Read more…
This will help you to hear better as like normal people and that will give you better social life.
No. in rare cases, you may feel that your hearing is better but hearing aid is mainly for maintaining your hearing if you are not giving any stimulation by hearing aid your hearing loss will increase later
will explain about the importance of bilateral hearing (localization and lateralization and all) and also explain about if u are not using one ear the hair cells will die and it will leads to increase in hearing loss
Hearing aids have a very wide price range of Hearing Aids. Pricing depends on the style and technology level recommended for an individual’s hearing loss and lifestyle needs. This is determined after a hearing test is completed. For specific pricing information
It will last 4 to 5 years. This depends a lot on proper maintenance and care.
A hearing aid battery lasts from a few days to two weeks.
Hearing aids will helps to reduce your tinnitus, it’s all based the reason for tinnitus and we can explain about the tinnitus maskers and also counseling plays an important role
People with all types and degrees of hearing loss can benefit from an assistive listening device (ALD). Since the microphone of a typical hearing aid is worn on or behind your ear, its ability to enhance the talker-to-background-noise ratio can be limited. However, ALDs are designed to increase the loudness of a desired sound, such as a radio, television or a public speaker, without increasing the background noise. This is because the microphone of the assistive listening device is placed close to the talker or device being used, while the microphone of the hearing aid is always close to the listener. Read more….
Yes, our hearing aids products have integrated Bluetooth and radio technology. Some even have mobile apps to control your hearing aids. If you’re interested in wireless technology with your hearing aids, contact Al Madina Hearing Clinic at 920005422 for more information.
AlMadina Hearing is happy to offer service repairs and programing hearing aids. We encourage you to contact or visit your nearest clinic and our skilled technicians will be able to assess if your hearing aids can be repaired.
We accept most major medical insurance plans. Please visit our Insurance page for more information.
Our technicians will let you know at the time of repair, how long it will take to get your Hearing Aids.
Our clinics are in overall the kingdom. We are proudly 100% Saudi owned and operated.
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Arranging an appointment at one of our clinics is easy and only takes a few short minutes. You can start the process by just calling 920005422