At MS ENT Centre, you will find a relaxed and caring atmosphere where you will receive the personalized attention you deserve. We also understand that successful treatment of a hearing loss involves much more than state-of-the art hearing aid technology. While hearing aids have advanced tremendously in recent years, it is a fact that a truly optimized outcome is highly dependent on the practitioner's level of skill, their approach to patient care and the specific methods that are used to select and fit your hearing aids.
Our highly advanced medical centre offers Hearing and Audio Logic Evaluation, including Audiometry, SISI and Behavioral Hearing Test. We also provide Ethical Dispensing of Programmable Digital Hearing Aids, programming done using NOAH Link and Bluetooth technology, dispensers of high definition hearing aids.
Digital hearing aids
Digital hearing aids convert sound waves to digital signals, producing an exact duplication of each sound.Computer chips in digital hearing aids analyze speech and other environmental sounds. The digital hearing aids allow for more complex processing of sound during the amplification process which may improve their performance in certain situations (for example, background noise and whistle reduction). They also have greater flexibility in hearing aid programming so that the sound they transmit can be matched to the needs for a specific pattern of hearing loss. Digital hearing aids also provide multiple program memories. Most individuals who seek hearing help are offered a choice of only digital technology these days.
Various models of digital hearing aids available in our centre
Behind the ear aids (BTEs)
All parts of the aid are contained in a small plastic case that rests behind the ear. The case is connected to an earmould by a tubing. This model is often recommended for children foe safety and growth reasons. It has a wide fitting range upto 120dB. PC: Phonak
Behind the ear with open fitting
It s a modification of regular BTEs. Tubing and ear mould are replaced by a very fine clear tube and a smaller customised ear tip/ plastic dome. It offers Cosmetic and listening advantage. PC: Phonak
Receiver in the canal aids (RIC)
Smaller than BTEs. Very sleek and cosmetically appealing. The receiver is encased in a small customised mould or plastic dome. It is connected by a thin electrical wire to the plastic case which is behind the ear. Highly recommended for sloping type of hearing loss. PC: Phonak.
Receiver in the canal aids (RIC)
Smaller than BTEs. Very sleek and cosmetically appealing. The receiver is encased in a small customised mould or plastic dome. It is connected by a thin electrical wire to the plastic case which is behind the ear. Highly recommended for sloping type of hearing loss. PC: Phonak
Completely in the canal aids(CIC), invisible in the canal aids(IIC)
These devices fits the deepest within the canal. A tiny pulling thread is used to place and remove the instrument.These hearing aids are contained in tiny cases that fit partly or completely into the ear canal. They are the smallest hearing aids available and offer cosmetic and some listening advantages. Suitable for mild to moderate hearing loss. PC: Phonak.
Contra lateral routing of signal (CROS andBiCROS )
These hearing aids use a microphone on the "bad" ear that delivers sound to the functioning ear either via a wire or wirelessly, creating a feeling closer to binaural or hearing with both ears. PC: Phonak.
Digital hearing aids with the help of directional microphones and other features make hearing and understanding more comfortable in challenging situations. But when you’re on the phone, watching TV or in a noisy place, following a conversation can still sometimes be frustrating. Modern technology of digital wireless accessories help to hear better in noise or over distance, during phone calls, in class and when listening to TV and multimedia. These are add-ons link to your hearing aids to help you hear more in challenging situations.
Roger pen is a wireless microphones that reduces loud background noise and transfers the clear sound directly to your hearing aids
Phonak EasyCall connects any Phonak wireless hearing aid wirelessly to your cell phone. It is permanently attached and connected to the phone and streams the conversation directly to both hearing aids.
Phonak TVLink – turns your Phonak hearing aids into a wireless TV headset with stereo sound quality
Roger for Education – bridges the understanding gap in class by bringing the teacher’s words directly into the student’s ear
Phonak ComPilotconnects your hearing aids wirelessly to your phone. It can be used as media player as well.
Successful fitting of the hearing aids/Choosing the right hearing aids
Once the hearing loss is identified, it is essential that you become informed of all of the options available to help improve your communications. In the hands of skilled professional, hearing aids are the very best possible hearing solution. Improving communication involves a long term rehabilitative process. Counselling, Choosing the right hearing aids, accurate programming and post-fitting follow up are the important parts of it.
Educating patient is the first step in successful rehabilitation process. He should be explained in detail about degree and type of hearing loss, its implications for communication, and preventive and rehabilitative recommendations. Our centre provides you with clear and concise treatment recommendation, allowing you to make an informed decision. Hearing aid demo is given for better understanding of its functionality in different sound environments. We belief in ‘individualized treatment approach’ rather than ‘one-size-fits-all approach’. Patient’s satisfaction is our priority. We are also highly focussed on rehabilitating hearing impaired children. Great emphasis is given on the importance of early intervention.
Overall satisfaction of the hearing aid is achieved when your hearing aids are Programmed and adjusted based on your hearing loss and lifestyle needs. So, it is a wise decision to rely on expert’s advice rather than shopping online for such medical products.
It is also important for the patient to have realistic expectation of the benefit from their hearing aids to avoid disappointment. They should not compare their hearing problem with others. Always remember no two hearing losses are the same. Moreover, these hearing aids are not hearing replacement devices. They just aid to optimize your residual hearing.
After you acquired your hearing aids, get the most out of them by wearing them daily for minimum 8-10 hours. Because the benefit of amplification may take weeks or months to be fully appreciated as the brain needs time to adjust to new signals. Clinical researchers have also suggested that it takes 2-3 weeks to get adjusted to the amplified sound. Therefore, your motivation to hear well is also equally important for the success of hearing aid fitting.
Post-fitting follow up
Once you get acclimatized to the amplified sound, discuss your expectations and needs with your doctor. Hearing aids programs can be changed any number of times based on your requirements and comfort.
Our centre utilises special ‘step by step approach’ in amplification. In our experience, we have found that this approach yields maximum benefit and easy way to get acclimatized soon.