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Our Services

Programming of Digital hearing aids of major brands and styles. BTE,RIC,ITE,CIC and IIC hearing aids are dispensed. From ₹3000

We carry out programming of digital hearing aids using licensed Noah platform. Prior to fitting we give utmost importance to proper ear impression taking with special reference to operated ears and curvy ear canals. If impressions are not properly taken, this might lead to medical emergencies.

Care and maintenance of hearing aids.

Thorough training are being provided to clients regarding changing of batteries and the utilities of the cleaning tools.

Hearing aids first time users.

Clients are being counselled regarding occlusion effect and gradual acclimatization to the hearing aids.

Aid adjustments

Follow up services after a fortnight which is entirely free of cost. Minor adjustments in hearing aids are done .

Remote programming of hearing aids

If the particular model allows for remote programming ,which is important in this pandemic, we do so at no extra charge.

Speech Reception Threshold (SRT)

Speech reception threshold refers to sound intensity in decibels sound-pressure level (dB SPL) at which speech is just intelligible. An SRT is considered to be normal if it falls in the age range of -10dB to 25dB HL (Hearing Level). The SRT results are compared to pure tone test results to help identify hearing loss. Pure-tone average (PTA) is the average of hearing sensitivity at 500,1K, and 2k. This average should approximate the speech reception threshold (SRT), within 5dB.

Speech Discrimination Scores (SDS)

The speech discrimination score (also called speech recognition score) is the most commonly used test of supra-threshold speech perception. SDS results can also be used to indicate the site –of-lesion if pathology is present. Normal speech discrimination score is 100%,mild 85-95%,moderate 70-80%,poor 60-70%,very poor 40-50% andbelow 35% is considered as very severely impaired SDS scores. Scores are determined by calculating the percentage of words that are correctly repeated or identified from phonetically balanced (PB) word lists (25 or 50 words), such as Northwestern University Auditory Test no.6 (NU-6) and the Central Institute for the Deaf: Auditory test W-22.We are in the process of developing PB words in Odia language.

Pure Tone Audiometry (PTA)

Pure tone audiometry is the main hearing test used to identify hearing threshold levels of an individual, enabling determination of the degree, type and configuration of a hearing loss and thus providing a basis for diagnosis and management. For this test, the client wears earphones or insert phones attached to the audiometer. Pure tones of a specific frequency and volume are delivered tp one ear at a time. The client is asked to indicate when he hears the sound. The minimum volume required to hear each time is graphed. The graph is known as the audiogram. There are two types of basic tests in pure tone audiometry viz air and bone conduction testing. If there is a gap between air and bone conduction thresholds, further tests are warranted.

Tympanometry

Tympanometry is a test where both negative and positive pressure is applied to the external ear alongside a constant probe tone. Tympanometry assesses how much of the probe tone is absorbed into the middle and inner ear, and how much is reflected. This allows clinicians to form a picture of how the tympanic membrane acts and functions.

Acoustic Reflex Testing (ART)

If the tone is loud enough and a contraction of the stapedius muscle occurs, the immitance probe will record that an acoustic reflex is present. Acoustic reflex occurs in response to a loud sound 70dB to 90dB above threshold.

Eustachian Tube Tests

The Eustachian tube serves three main functions.

  • Ventilation of the middle ear.
  • Drainage of the middle ear.
  • Isolation from the nasopharynx

Normal function: The Eustachian tube is normally closed. It can be opened by muscular actions like yawning, swallowing or sneezing. The purpose of Eustachian tube tests is to find the cause or monitor the progress of middle ear disorders and secondly to assess the prognosis for middle ear operations. In these tests the client is asked to swallow three or more times to monitor any pressure changes in the middle ear. These changes are recorded with the probe inserted into the external ear canal.

OAE Tests (Otoacoustic Emissions Test)

These are noninvasive recordings which take few minutes to know the status of yourbaby’s hearing. Studies have shown that the incidence of sensorineural hearing loss ranges from 1 to 3 per 1000 live births in full term healthy neonates.

BERA Test

The brainstem evoked response audiometry (BERA) is an objective neurophysiological method for the evaluation of the hearing threshold and diagnosing retro-cochlear lesions. The aim of this examination is to find out the hearing level in children with suspected hearing loss. When this test is carried out electrodes are placed on the patient’s forehead and behind the ears. Headphones or insert phones are placed on the ears and changes in brain electrical activity are recorded. BERA is highly significant for estimation of hearing threshold. The normal appointment time is 2 hours. At times sleep is induced with medication (Pedicloryl syrup) to carry out this test.

Tinnitus Retraining Therapy(TRT)

It is important to keep in mind that tinnitus is a symptom, not a disease. As such, the optimal treatment strategy should be directed toward eliminating the disease, rather than simply alleviating the symptom.

ASSISTIVE LISTENING DEVICES (ALDs)

Assistive Listening Devices are not replacements for hearing aids but can be helpful for specific listening situations. A hearing impaired person may face difficulties while watching TV, listening to the teacher in a class room, focusing to the speaker in a noisy and competing speech environments, even after being fitted with the hearing aids. In such situations, ALDs are required to be used. Though, there are four major types of ALDs; ALDs for hearing aids are very small devices and can be carried along. They are not very costly but worth investing on them as they make life much easier for a hearing impaired person. We, at Hearing Care Clinic advice clients to use ALDs as and when necessary.

EAR MOULDS

The earmould’s main purpose is to conduct sound from behind the ear hearing aids into your ears.It also helps ensure that the hearing aid rests securely on your ear. A well-fitting earmould helps prevent feedback whistling from the hearing aid by preventing sound from leakage. The first step in creating an earmould is to take an impression of your ears. This is necessary in order to make a casting of your earmould and your mould will be created to the exact shape of your ear. If the impression is not properly taken, this will lead to a faulty earmould. Secondly, as and when necessary vents should be given and this is estimated depending on the shape of the audiogram. If vents are not given that may lead to occlusion effect wherein one’s own voice sounds speaking bucket on the head. There are different types of earmoulds and a particular type of earmould is decided based on the degree and type of hearing loss. We at Hearing Care Clinic thoroughly examine the ears before taking impressions and extra care is being taken in operated ears.

What we offer

  • Comprehensive diagnostic audiological evaluations
  • Industrial hearing testing.
  • Advanced digital hearing aid sales and services.
  • Custom earmolds and earplugs.
  • Assistive listening devices.
  • Hearing Aid Batteries.
  • New-born hearing screening.
  • Speech and language intervention to children with delayed speech and language.
  • Cochlear implantation