听力下降 大脑反应力也下降

你身边的朋友也会这样吗?

 

老人因为听不见,与别人交流容易误解,逐渐产生怕听错、怕说错的自卑心理,日久变得很少参加社会活动,朋友邻居聊天也不愿意参与,甚至跟家人也很少说话,性格显得孤僻不合群,给人留下“老年痴呆症”的印象。

对这样的老人,佩戴助听器很有助益,能帮助他们恢复与朋友、家人的互动交流。 这是很明显的变化,经常遇到。

 

听力下降 大脑反应力也下降

长期听不到而没有及时诊治的老年人会出现明显的反应能力下降,这种情况不少见。

一位平常可以说中英文的华裔老先生多年来为严重耳背困扰,在医师帮助下配戴了一副助听器,能再次听到声音让他非常高兴。但几个星期复诊时,他诉说了一个令他困惑的现象。

原来,老先生每周日去教堂做礼拜,却发现即使戴着助听器,对牧师讲的话,他“只能听得见声音,却听不懂。”而多年前听力正常时,并没有这个问题。

听力检查发现,老先生的反应能力只有正常水平的40%左右。很多人几年或十几年听不到声音,大脑不能得到声音的有效刺激,对语言的理解慢慢变得不敏感,也就是反应能力下降了。即使佩戴了助听器,也很有可能发现接电话、看电视仍然有困难,特别是别人语速较快时,会感觉听得见声音,却听不懂别人说什么。

这位老先生的情况该怎么办呢?

就算花再多钱、配再贵的助听器,也很难使反应力改善,只能请别人慢慢讲话,才有可能理解。当他与老先生尝试用中英文分别对话时,发现慢语速中文会让老先生听懂。

 

戴助听器的最佳时间

因听力问题主动求诊者较少,人们似乎对此有抗拒心态。 据统计,因听力问题就诊的平均拖延时间有7到10年之久。

正确的做法是越早佩戴助听器越好。研究证实,配戴助听器能减缓因听力障碍而致的记忆力、学习力和注意力等的下降速度。并且,听力问题随着年龄增长可能逐渐加重,如果在年纪比较轻时就开始使用助听器,容易掌握,使用起来很方便,对保持听力清晰度也有好处。

很多人拖延配戴助听器,是因为不知如何选择。李博士介绍,全世界有很多著名助听器生产商,每个厂家的助听器设计可能不同,有不同的针对人群,如老人、年轻人或小孩。同一品牌的助听器未必适合所有人,这需要有经验的专家根据病人的听力损伤特点,才能作出合适的选择。

Hearing Aids Batteries

Hearing Aids Batteries

Hearing Aid batteries come in 4 common sizes, most manufacturers use an industry standard color code on their zinc air tabs and packaging.

Battery Life*

  • Yellow, Size 10: 7 days with 8 hours of daily usage
  • Orange, Size 13: 14 days with 8 hours of daily usage
  • Brown, Size 312: 10 days with 8 hours of daily usage
  • Blue, Size 675: 21 days with 8 hours of daily usage

*Please note that battery life also depends on the type of amplification used in your hearing aids.

Our batteries are priced at $6 per pack of 6 pieces. Customers that purchase hearing aids from our centers are entitled to $5 for a pack of 6 pieces.

Feel free to bring your hearing aids along so that our professionals can identify the correct battery size for you.

Rechargeable Hearing Aids

ReSound LiNX Quattro rechargeable hearing aids

Forget about batteries

Introducing the world’s first Premium-Plus hearing aid: ReSound LiNX Quattro™, designed for people who want the very best that technology has to offer and desire a brilliant sound experience with great speech intelligibility even in noisy situations.

Smallest and longest lasting 2.4 GHz integrated Li-ion rechargeable hearing aid on the market. It comes with a compact portable charger that holds three extra charges and offers quick charge.

First patient fitted with these hearing aids. 

Available for demonstration in all outlets.

 

A simple guide to Hearing Aids

  1. Hearing assessments are conducted in soundproof booth to ensure accurate audiogram results.
  2. Our professionals will recommend the best type of devices for your hearing loss levels.
  3. 50 types of GN ReSound, SONIC Innovation and Siemens (Sivantos) digital hearing aids are available in our hearing centres.
  4. We provide all kinds of hearing aids, which includes hidden, rechargeable, comfortable, water-resistant, smartphone compatible and powerful hearing aids.
  5. Our hearing devices have an international warranty of up to 4 years.
  6. To ensure a smooth hearing journey, fine tuning reviews and cleaning will be conducted periodically. We work closely with manufacturers in Singapore for after sales services.
  7. We also provide yearly hearing assessments to monitor your hearing loss progress, these are free lifetime.