The first step in the identification of hearing
loss, is a comprehensive hearing evaluation by a highly qualified Hearing Aid
Acoustician, registered at the Society.
Today's hearing aids are much more complex than in the past. Most people with
hearing loss can benefit greatly from these hearing aids. But hearing
rehabilitation involves a programme that includes complete testing, selection
and fitting of hearing aids designed to individual needs, selection and
dispensing of other assistive devices, counseling, follow-ups, etc. To use your
hearing aid correctly, requires a person that has a complete understanding of
the loss, your acoustician.
Acousticians also specialise in counseling, before and after you have
obtained a hearing aid. This will assist you in the adjustment of wearing the
aid and improve the effectiveness of your hearing aid. By selecting an
acoustician as your hearing aid provider, you will be working with the same
expert for testing, fitting, support, guidance and rehabilitation.
ARE HEARING ACOUSTICIANS WHO ARE SPECIALLY TRAINED AND EQUIPPED TO:
Do comprehensive hearing evaluation of
adults and children,12 and older or younger referred to them and
identify hearing loss.
Conduct a wide variety of tests
to determine the exact nature of an individual's problem.
Provide information on a
variety of treatment options to patients with hearing loss.
Dispense a wide variety of hearing aids and assistive listening devices.
Computer-aided testing and
fitting of hearing aids.
Information on different types of hearing loss.
Repairs of hearing
Information concerning the latest developments in and the treatment of hearing loss.
Training in communication skills for the hearing impaired.
Assistive listening devices.
Hearing loss is one of the world's most common health problems. It can happen
to anyone at any age. Some people are born with a hearing impairment, while
others experience hearing loss as a normal part of ageing process. Warning signs
of hearing loss may be hard to recognise, because it is often such a subtle and
gradual process that the affected person is often the last one to realise there is a