Welcome to JK Speech & Hearing Centre
Hearing Test / Pure Tone Audiometry ( PTA ) : This test determines the patients hearing ability relative to normal adult hearing levels to determine if there is a hearing loss, where it occurs and its type of classification. This Information is critical to determine if medical or surgical intervention is possible or if hearing aid may help. Enchanced communication stratergy is may also be discussed during this session. Test helps to rle out type and degree of hearing loss.
Impedence Audiometry : It helps to rule out middle ear status and fuction. It provides information regrading middle ear pressure, Compliance and ear canal volume. This information is used in the diagonsis of middle ear disease or other problems that might restrict ear drum movement.
Hearing Aid Types : The hearing aids can be categorised based on the shape / or based on the technology. While the technology required for a patient is ascertained after a rigorous prefitting check up and patient's life style profile, the shape is often left to the patient to decide based on their comfort.
Hearing Aid Accessories : Hearing aids require a lot of power and energy. For this reason, zinc air batteries are most often used because they produce a large amount of energy despite their very light weight. Each hearing aid requires a specific battery size and, thanks to customer feedback, companies have now adopted a universal system to help customers better remember and match their battery with their aid. Hearing aid battery sizes can now be identified on all battery manufacturers' packaging using the following colors:
----- Yellow - Size 10 (230)
----- Orange - Size 13
----- Brown - Size 312
------Blue - Size 675
Always keep hearing aid batteries away from children and pets.
Never place or carry batteries near metal objects such as coinage as it may cause them to short-circuit, which can cause leakage or explosion.
Zinc air batteries have a peel-off tab that exposes the battery to air. The tab should only be removed when the user is ready to replace the battery, because putting the tab back on has no effect since the battery has already been activated.
To maximize the life of your hearing aid battery, it is best to read all literature and manuals to ensure maximum safety and efficiency.
Hearing Aid Repair and Service : At JK Speech and Hearing Centre we strive to offer hearing soultions for any type of hearing aid repairs at highly effortable cost. We repair and service all kinds of hearing aids. We believe in offering excellent service to our patients.
Ear Moulds : An ear mold is a piece of plastic or other soft material moulded to precisely fit in the ear and to deliver the sound from a BTE hearing aid. A BTE aid with tubing and earmold is shown at the right. The audiologist or hearing aid dispenser makes an impression of the empty parts of your outer ear and ear canal using a quick drying (usually) silicone impression material. The impression is sent to a lab, which then creates an ear mold which will fit into your ear. A hole (bore) is then drilled through the ear mold roughly following the path of your ear canal. The output of the BTE hearing aid is inserted into (or connected with an adaptor) to the bore using a short piece of flexible tubing.
Depending on the person's hearing loss, a vent is also drilled though the ear mold rougly parallel to the bore. Ear molds are usually clear or frosted, but many hearing aid users now select brightly colored or decorative ear molds. Some designs are meant to make the ear molds less visible, and some are meant to make them more noticeable. It's important to have good ear molds that fit well, are designed for your loss, and are comfortable. Ill fitted ear molds may cause feedback, may cause pain, or may even impact the effectiveness of the hearing aid.
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