ALD’s are any devices that help a person to hear more clearly by overcoming the barriers of noise and distance. ALD’s can be used with most hearing aids and cochlear implants to transmit voices and desired signals (for example phone calls, music, TV) directly to the users. Audiologist will suggest suitable ALD’s based on individual concerns of the client.
Aural rehabilitation is a process of providing training and treatment to improve hearing for those who are affected. This service focuses on adjusting to hearing aids, making the best use of hearing aids, exploring assistive hearing devices to increase speech understanding, and sharing tips to improve communication. These services are normally individualized and preferably involve the client’s significant others.
Hearing aids will be fitted with the hearing test results obtained. After the first fitting, a number of individualized fine-tuning or adjustment may be necessary to optimize the fitting. Audiologist will normally schedule appointments for this purpose. A client is also welcome to book a follow-up appointment whenever he/she feels a fine-tuning is needed.
After a comprehensive hearing test, hearing aid(s) will be preliminarily short-listed based on the degree, type and configuration of hearing loss. Generally, a bigger hearing aid is required for more severe hearing loss. Apart from the test results, audiologist will interview the client to learn about his/her budget, lifestyle, the persons whom he/she converse with, work, other illnesses, etc. Then a suitable hearing aid will be decided upon inputs from the two parties.