Be it with family or important business meetings…

Be it a drama, cinema, lecture or social gathering…

Be it lending a patient ear or a bit of gossiping…

Don’t let decreased hearing hold you back !!!

  •   Feel that you are hearing less ? Or that one ear is hearing lesser ?
  •   Have a problem following conversations in noisy places / at meetings / dramas / etc ?
  •   Do you have trouble at work because you miss words ?
  •   Have to ask people to repeat what they said ?
  •   Have problems at work due to decreased hearing ?
  •   Avoid meeting people due to decreased hearing ?
  •   Increase the T.V. volume to a level which bothers others ?
  •   Feel people have to talk loudly while talking to you ?
  •   Do you have a ringing noise in your ears ?

IF YES … YOU COULD HAVE A HEARING LOSS !!!

P.T.A. (PURE TONE AUDIOMETRY)


Pure Tone Audiometry involves presenting sounds of different frequencies and intensities to the patient through Headphones ( to check the air conduction) and through a Bone vibrator ( to check the bone conduction ) with the help of an Audiometer. The patient responds to sound by raising his hand or pressing the response button if and when he / she hears the sound. The standard procedure is used to measure the smallest sound the patient can hear at different frequencies. Consequently a graph is then plotted. Depending on the results the hearing is categorized as normal or decreased – MILD / MODERATE / etc. Depending upon the nature of hearing loss , it may be further classified as CONDUCTIVE / SENSOINEURAL / MIXED Depending upon the pattern of hearing loss it may be SLOPING / RISING / FLAT , etc.

IMPEDENCE TEST


 
Human ear is made up of three parts –the outer ,the middle and the inner ear. This test helps in testing middle Ear’s condition.   A small probe is inserted in the outer ear to get the measurement /graph which gives information about the pressure in the middle ear and also about the mobility of the ear ossicles and the tympanic membrane. We can also test the function of the Eustachian Tube – the tube which connects the ear to the back of the nose and is responsible for aeration of the middle ear.

OTO ACOUSTIC EMISSIONS (O.A.E.)


 
In simple words sound produced by ears !   Yes … our ears hear sound … but in certain conditions they produce sound.   This principle is used in O.A.E. Testing.   After birth of the child , this test can be conducted before discharge from the hospital. This test does not harm the baby and takes a minute to do.   The test helps in early detection of hearing loss which helps in early and timely intervention which is necessary in congenital hearing loss.   A child can learn to talk only if he/she hears speech ! After a certain age the brain looses the ability to understand heard speech and hence it is very important to treat hearing loss at the earliest.   Nowadays this test is routinely done before discharge from the hospital.

A.B.R. (AUDITORY BRAINSTEM RESPONSE)


A.B.R. (Auditory Brainstem Response) : It involves the monitoring of the neural response generated by a sound stimulus as it travels through the auditory nerve from the ear to the Brain stem. It is a non invasive investigation. This helps in detecting hearing loss in infants, children and difficult to test population.
 

SPECIAL TEST


AIDED AUDIOGRAM


OTHERS


BTE (BEHIND THE EAR HEARING AID)


 
  • Easy to handle for old age people.
  • More battery life
  • Can provide efficient gain for severe – profound losses
  • Available with bluetooth technologies
 
BTE with full concha mould

BTE with half concha mould

BTE with skeletal mould

BTE with tip mould

RIC (RECEIVER IN CANAL HEARING AID)


 
  • Less Visible.
  • Ideally suitable for sloping type hearing loss.
  • Available with Bluetooth technologies
 

RIC hearing aid

CUSTOM


 
  • Custom made.
  • Nearly invisible in the ear.
  • Available with Bluetooth technologies
 
Completely in the Canal

Invisible in the Canal

In the Canal

Tinnitus is noise in the ear !!! A troublesome and nagging complaint ! Tinnitus is the perception of sound within the human ear in the absence of corresponding external sound. Tinnitus can be perceived in one or both ears or in the head.

It is usually described as a ringing noise, but in some patients it takes the form of buzzing, humming, or whistling sound, or as clicking, roaring, “crickets” and tunes.

Tinnitus is not a disease but a symptom resulting from a range of underlying causes. At GOOD ‘H’EARS — TINNITUS HELP CENTRE , after a detail and complete assement we use multiple approaches and strategies to help you overcome this troublesome problem ! Novel strategies which are individual specific such as TINNITUS RETRAINING THERAPY are used.

Cochlear implants may help people with severe or total hearing loss in both ears who do not get any benefit from hearing aids. The cochlear implant plays the function of the cochlea or organ of hearing. External sound is converted to an electric impulse and is then directly sent to the nerve of hearing which then carries to the brain. The team of professionals at GOOD ‘H’EARS is experienced in Candidacy ( That is deciding which patient requires an implant ) as well as in providing post-implant therapy.