Hearing loss is common and treatable

Individuals who seek treatment for their hearing
loss sees improvements in all aspects of their lives.

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What is hearing loss?

Hearing loss is the reduction in our ability to hear certain sounds and affects 750 million adults worldwide.Hearing loss typically occurs over time.

At first, you will not notice any changes in your hearing. With severe hearing loss (70-90 dB), hearing is difficult in all situations. Speech may only be detected if a speaker is talking loudly and at close range. So it’s important to be aware of hearing loss signs.


Warning Signs Of Hearing Loss In Children

Each child development has its own pace and is found to be different from the other therefore these are just guidelines for early detection of any hearing impairment.

Early detection is important to your child’s long term development; you should have your child’s hearing tested as soon as possible If you suspect any of the problems listed below, it’s high time to get tested.



"A child is never too young for the hearing to be tested. A child's hearing can be tested at any age. If you suspect hearing loss, the sooner you test the better we can improve it. This is because hearing is an essential tool for learning speech and the most critical period for this learning is between birth and 3years.

If you think your child may have a hearing loss, it's natural to be concerned. Try not to become overly worried at this stage. Consult your ENT specialist or Audiologist at Reems Audiology Clinic and Signia best sound centre Kannur ."


WHO SHOULD BE TESTED

INFANT AFTER BIRTH

Every child should have a hearing assessment as soon after birth as possible. Early identification and intervention is crucial for language Development.

PEOPLE WITH HEARING DIFFICULTIES

Every person who experiences the slightest difficulty with hearing should undergo a hearing assessment in order to detect, intervene and help preserve communication and listening skills.

ADULTS EXPOSED TO HIGH NOISE LEVELS

Every adult who is regularly exposed to high noise levels should have a hearing test at least once a year.

EVERY PERSON ABOVE 50 YEARS OF AGE

Every person above 50 years of age & who has a ringing sound inside the ear, pain or feeling of fullness in the ear.

Why Reems Audiology?

Reems Audiology Clinic and Siemens Hearing Care, an approved partner of Siemens India now known as Sivantos, is the first exclusive SIEMENS SIGNIA Hearing Aid center in Kannur established in the year 2010. It is the only Signia best sound centre in Kannur City.

Our Audiologists are dedicated to provide world class customer care to Siemens Signia hearing instrument users. Our Mission is to provide the highest quality of patient care of international standards to the people we serve with qualified and certified Audiologist using state of art medical technology.

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We treat each patient uniquely by offering personalized audiology and hearing aid care. Good hearing is a vital part of staying active. Contact us today to know more!

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Frequently asked questions

According to WHO (2018) data, the prevalence of hearing impairment in India is around 6.3% ,63 million people suffer from significant hearing loss . The estimated prevalence of adult-onset deafness in India is 7.6% and childhood-onset deafness is 2%. The prevalence of hearing loss increases with age, among those older than 60 years, over 25% are affected by disabling hearing loss. Studies show that around 11% of children at any time may experience temporary or permenant hearing loss which can be only identified by routine hearing tests. In that 4 in every 1000 children suffer from severe to profound hearing loss. Studies show that every year, over 100,000 babies are born with hearing loss in India.

Some forms of hearing loss can be inherited. Not all inherited forms of
hearing loss take place at birth, however; some can show up later in life. For
example, otosclerosis, which is thought to be a hereditary disease, disrupts
hearing later in life as an abnormal growth of bone prevents structures within
the ear from working properly. Typically, hearing loss caused by otosclerosis
doesn’t begin until 10 to 30 years of age.

Noise plays a major role in hearing loss. In fact, frequent exposure to loud
noises is one of the most common causes of hearing loss, because high-
decibel noises can permanently damage the inner ear. It also contributes to
tinnitus (a ringing, roaring, clicking, hissing, or buzzing sound in the ears).
Some people experience both hearing and tinnitus due to a combination of
noise exposure and advanced age. We measure the intensity, or loudness, of
a sound in units called decibels (dB). An ordinary conversation with a friend
will reach approximately 60 dB, while the noises produced by city traffic can
reach up to 85 dB. A firecracker can reach an ear-piercing 150 dB! Noises that
reach 85 dB or above can permanently damage the inner ear, leading to
hearing loss.

Noise-induced hearing loss is 100 percent preventable. The loudness of a
sound and the length of your exposure to it will impact the severity of
damage possible. To protect your hearing, avoid noises at or above 85 dB,
including lawnmowers, snowblowers, motorcycles, firecrackers, and loud
music.

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Reduce the sound if you can, or wear ear protection if you cannot for example, lower the volume on personal stereo systems and televisions. When
you cannot escape or reduce noise, wear earplugs or other hearing protection
devices. If you are a parent, protect your children’s ears as well.

1) Do you often ask people to repeat what they have said?

2) Do you often feel that people are “mumbling” or speaking unclearly

3) Do you have problems understanding people even though you have heard
Them?

4) Do your family members complain that you play the radio or television too
Loudly?

5) Have your family members/colleagues/friends asked you whether you have
hearing problems?

6) During conversations in the car, restaurant, or any another noisy place, do
you often misunderstand what is being said?

7) Do you often experience problems hearing and understanding what other
people are saying to you when you do not have eye contact or problems in
locating sounds?

8) Do you have trouble hearing on the telephone / understanding rapid
speech or unexpected conversation?

9) Do you experience ringing in your ears (Tinnitus)?

“If your answer is “yes” to 3 or more questions, you may have a hearing
problem. Please visit ENT specialist /Audiologist at Reems Audiology Clinic
Siemens Signia Hearing Care, a Best Sound Centre in Kannur and get your
hearing checked.”

People with hearing loss often struggle to fully participate in everyday life. They may mistake words in a conversation, miss directions or warnings, or leave a ringing doorbell unanswered. Older people who can’t hear well may experience depression or choose to withdraw from others to avoid feeling frustrated or embarrassed that they cannot understand what is being said. In addition, they may become suspicious of relatives or friends who they believe “mumble” or “don’t speak up” on purpose. Hearing loss can isolate older people and may even put them in harm’s way if they are unable to respond to warnings or hear sounds of impending danger. Sometimes people mistakenly assume that an older person is confused, unresponsive, or uncooperative because they don’t hear well.

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