Get Cost Effective Hearing Test in Hyderabad

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The hearing test is the best way to ensure that you may have hearing loss and what you need to do next. The Hearing clinic offers you best hearing test with all modern equipment and latest technology. Their audiologists assure you to give the best Hearing test in Hyderabad. Finding hearing loss is the common problem among the all age group. However, the best solution to diagnose your hearing loss is to visit the clinic of an audiologist. The hearing test is the way to ensure whether you are having hearing loss or not. It is also intended to give you an idea about the evolution of hearing aids that are suitable. Their hearing professional provide you the best hearing solution which is suitable to recover the hearing loss.

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Any kind of loss in hearing can prove to be a difficult situation for a person. It has the serious impact on the daily life of a person. Clients can avail hearing test facility at our clinic in Hyderabad. Hearing Tests are conducted in their clinics at very reasonable cost. The Hearing clinic is able in offering Hearing Test Services that is in the vast requirement in the market. The Hearing Clinic ensure that their customer’s needs get filled at the earliest.

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The Hearing Clinic is the well-known enterprise engaged in offering high in demand Hearing Aid in Hyderabad. They highlight the digital noise reduction system to provide optimum hearing experience to physically disabled persons. This electro-acoustic device is fitted with high performing components that fulfill the pledge of making speech more intelligible and to correct impaired hearing. Further, They provide the stock of the ear hearing aid which can be availed from us at the reasonable cost.

The Hearing clinic offers high-performance Clear Hearing Aid in Hyderabad, which has digital technology. They offer the impaired with the ability to hear clear, detailed and natural sounds, also wireless accessories boost the clarity of the sound. The hearing aids can be custom-built as per the needs of the clients and are provided in different colors that match their skin tone.

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What Happens if You Ignore Hearing Loss

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Research shows that untreated hearing loss has troubling consequences that go far beyond simply misunderstanding what someone says. It can contribute to cognitive decline and a diminished quality of life.

It happens so gradually that many people don’t realize at first what they’ve lost. Voices on the phone begin to sound muffled. Conversations in crowded places become harder to hear. Even with the volume turned up, the television isn’t loud enough.

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“By the time people come in for a hearing test, they often have significant Hearing Loss,” says Lee Akst, M.D., director of the Johns Hopkins Voice Center and assistant professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore.

What noise does to us:

One in three Americans ages 50 to 59 suffers from hearing loss, according to a 2011 study in the Archives of Internal Medicine. The number climbs to almost 45 percent for people 60 to 69, and it continues to rise. By the time we reach our 80s, nearly nine in 10 of us will have trouble hearing. The most common cause of hearing problems is from age-related hearing loss, called presbycusis, which affects both ears and often runs in families. But a lifetime of exposure to loud sounds can also contribute to hearing loss. Most older adults have progressive hearing loss related to a combination of aging and exposure to noise.

Most people with presbycusis first lose the ability to distinguish high-frequency sounds, such as “S,” “F” and “TH,” which are major components of speech and language. Difficulty hearing high-frequency sounds makes it hard to understand the high-pitched voices of women and children. Tinnitus, or ringing in the ears, can accompany presbycusis.

Unfortunately, most people suffer in silence. According to the American Speech Language Hearing Association, only 20 percent of people who might benefit from treatment seek help for hearing loss. And while presbycusis has no cure, technological advances have made hearing aids and other assistive devices more helpful than ever. Yet, a 2012 Johns Hopkins study found that only one in seven people 50 and older who would benefit from a hearing aid were using one.

Consequences of hearing loss

You may be aware of the more obvious consequences of poor hearing—not being able to hear alarms, phones, doorbells or car horns or understand what’s being said to you—but hearing loss can have profound effects on other areas of your health and on relationships. Hearing loss is associated with an increased risk of:

■ Mental decline and dementia. A 2013 study led by Johns Hopkins researchers found that older adults with impaired hearing had 30 to 40 percent steeper declines in cognitive function than those with normal hearing.

“Findings like these make intuitive sense,” Akst says. “Being able to hear and converse, to exchange information and ideas, keeps us mentally challenged, especially as we age. When we lose the ability to hear normally, our brains are no longer being challenged in the same way.”

■ Social isolation and depression. Hearing is an essential part of social inter- action: We confide our feelings to our loved ones and converse with friends over dinner. When you begin to have trouble hearing, you may avoid socializing at noisy restaurants or crowded events. Isolation, in turn, may lead to depression and anxiety. A 1999 survey by the National Council on Aging was one of the first reports to find a link between hearing loss and depression, anxiety and paranoia.

■ Balance. If you have uncorrected hearing loss, you stand a threefold increased risk of falling compared with people who have normal hearing. In a 2012 Hopkins-led study, researchers theorized that people with hearing loss may have inner-ear problems that affect equilibrium; a limited awareness of their surroundings, which makes tripping or falling more likely; or too much demand on their cognitive function that’s already limited due to hearing impairment.

■ Gait speed. Hearing loss is associated with a slower walking speed. If you have hearing loss, your pace will match that of someone who’s 12 and a half years older than you who doesn’t have impaired hearing, according to a 2013 Hopkins study. An equilibrium problem or the conflicting demands on your cognitive function may affect walking speed as they do balance.

■ Quality of life. Added together, the consequences of age-related hearing loss can have a significant negative impact on your quality of life. In a 2013 study in Clinical Interventions in Aging, Italian researchers reviewed 50 studies linking hearing loss to measures of social, material, physical and emotional well-being. They found that only 39 percent of people with hearing loss rated their quality of life as excellent, compared with 68 percent who had normal hearing.

■ Your loved ones’ quality of life. Being hard of hearing doesn’t affect only you; it does collateral damage to the people close to you, such as your spouse or partner, family members and caregivers. Hopkins researchers reported in the February 2015 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Audiology that, overall, close loved ones of people who are hard of hearing experienced a restricted social life, an increased communication burden, a decreased quality of life and an unsatisfactory relationship.

The researchers found the burden may be especially hard on the spouse of the hearing-impaired individual and puts a strain on a couple’s relationship. However, they found that the partner’s quality of life, relationship satisfaction, communication and social functioning improved once the hearing loss was treated.

Better hearing aids

Although doctors can’t restore normal hearing, technological innovations have led to a new generation of hearing aids and cochlear implants that are more effective than ever. And there’s growing evidence that Hearing Aids can prevent some of the most troubling consequences of hearing loss. In a 2013 paper, researchers at Johns Hopkins found that people with hearing loss who used hearing aids were significantly less likely to experience depression than those without aids.

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A French study published last October in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society found that self-reported hearing loss was associated with a steady decline in cognitive ability—unless people used hearing aids. Cognitive scores for people using hearing aids were equal to those with no reported hearing loss.

Our advice

If you’re finding it harder to hear lately, visit your primary care doctor or an otolaryngologist (an ear, nose and throat doctor) to rule out an underlying cause of hearing decline. Chronic diseases that affect blood supply, such as high blood pressure, coronary heart disease and diabetes, can cause presbycusis, as can certain drugs such as diuretics, chemotherapy agents and aspirin in high doses. An ear infection can also cause hearing impairment but, in such a case, hearing difficulty usually comes on more suddenly than presbycusis does.

Your doctor may refer you to a qualified audiologist who can test your hearing and recommend hearing aids precisely matched to your hearing loss. “Hearing aids aren’t a perfect solution,” Akst says. “People usually need time to get used to using them. But they can make a significant difference in the quality of life for individuals with hearing impairment.”

How Can I Keep My Family Safe When I Cannot Hear the Danger

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What is that noise?” my son asked me one lazy afternoon this summer. “I don’t hear anything,” I replied. “It sounds like someone is coming up our driveway. The motor is revving. Can’t you hear it?” he practically shouts in an increasingly worried voice. He was nervous that danger was approaching. I didn’t hear a thing.

This goes on for a minute or two as I put down my book and move closer to the source of the apparent sound, listening intently. Still nothing. My son is getting more agitated so we walk across the lawn and look down our driveway. Now I can see the cause of the disturbance.

A couple of neighborhood kids are riding their motorbikes up and down our dirt driveway. They probably should have asked permission first, but there is no real danger. But what if next time there is?

Now I am scared. How can I keep family safe if I can’t hear the danger ?

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Rather than be cowed by fear, I spent some time researching my options. Here are my ideas. Please add yours in the comments.

Create visual cues: Some alarm systems provide both visual and auditory alerts. Flashing lights would alert me to visitors (invited or otherwise) even if I could not hear them approach.

 Rely on your living companions: My son served this function in the earlier example. Once I knew there was a noise to investigate, I could do that and take any necessary action.

Use the security system: We have a house alarm system, but sometimes we don’t arm it. Whenever I am home alone with the kids for the night, I need to use it.

Adopt a dog or other service animal: Many people swear by their service dogs. While this is a viable option for many people, it is not for me. I am allergic.

Build a support network: Partner with neighbors to alert one another to anything unusual in the area. We should all take the time to do this, Hearing Loss or not.

Have an emergency plan: Discuss with your family where to go to stay safe in case of an emergency. This might be a particular part of the house (i.e., the basement for a big storm) or somewhere else in your area. You can read more about putting together an emergency plan here

Dwight Eisenhower once said, “In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.” This is probably true in this case. While my plans may never be enacted, (hopefully not), I feel more confident and secure having thought through the issues and discussing them with my family. Living in fear is not an option.

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The Truth About What Hearing Aids Say About You

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Thanks to modern technology, we can have face-to-face conversations with friends and family members and navigate from place to place using mobile telephones that fit in the palm of our hand. The cars we drive can slow down and stop even before we know we need to. And many of us operate a variety of appliances in our homes we program to shut off when we fall asleep, wake us in the morning — even sing to us when they’ve finished their cleaning cycle.

So why do people still wait an average of seven years before seeking treatment for their hearing loss? As comfortable as we have all become using the latest technology to enhance our quality of life in every other area, why do we hesitate even one minute to consider wearing hearing aids?

If you recognize yourself in this population of procrastinators, it’s time for a paradigm shift — especially if you’re hesitating because you think wearing hearing devices makes you look old or weak. Contrary to what you currently believe, research is telling us that individuals who wear hearing aids have a lot going for them.

Relationships matter to you

It doesn’t matter if you’ve chosen a model that sits comfortably behind your ear or one which snuggles invisibly in your ear canal, wearing Hearing Aids tells others that you are interested in what they have to say so much you are willing to take steps to be an effective part of every conversation.

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Nothing makes you sound older than asking everyone to repeat what they say constantly or answering a question inappropriately because you can’t hear well. Research backs that up.

When Hear the World Foundation conducted a of more than 4,000 individuals in five countries on topics related to hearing, slightly more than 40 percent of respondents whose partner or spouse has untreated hearing loss said they would be happy if their partner would get a hearing aid. Of those whose partner or spouse already wears a hearing aid, more than 80 percent said they were glad they did, 40 percent said they receive more attention from their partner as a result and 38 percent believe they have a better relationship overall.

You have an active lifestyle

Research also indicates those with untreated hearing loss are much more likely to be socially isolated. That’s because family gatherings and dinner out with friends can be frustrating when you don’t hear well. If you’re still employed, untreated hearing loss may actually be costing you money.

In the Hear the World Foundation. study, those who wear hearing aids were more likely to participate in their favorite sports or exercise (33 percent) than those who don’t wear them (25 percent) and play sports with others more frequently (50 percent) than those without (43 percent). Of those who traveled, 69 percent of hearing aid users said they experienced enjoyment as compared to 57 percent of those who do not use amplification.

Today’s hearing aids are technological marvels, with directional microphones and programming designed to enhance speech recognition and reduce unwanted background noise. They allow you to hear sounds you haven’t heard for a while, such as singing birds and the sound of falling rain —even the click-click-click of your car’s turn signal. Depending on the severity of your hearing loss, chances are good there’s a hearing device designed to help you hear your favorite sounds again. So, if you’ve given up your favorite activities because you’re not hearing well, it’s time to see the doctor.

You embrace technology

You’ve mastered the smart phone and know how to post photos on your social media page. You trade text messages with your grandchildren and watch “how-to” videos on YouTube. Wearing digital hearing aids fits right into the technology you use on a daily basis. In fact, in many cases it can enhance it. Smart phone apps for hearing aids allow you to hear better on the phone, listen to the television at a volume everyone in the family can enjoy and even stream sound from the movie theater directly to your ears.

You are proactive about your health

Having your hearing tested annually not only gives your hearing healthcare professional insight into how well you’re hearing, significant changes in your hearing may be a signal of another medical condition you need to address. Untreated hearing loss has been linked to a variety of health conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, depression, anxiety, dementia and Alzheimer’s.

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Other findings from Hear the World Foundation’s study revealed those with untreated moderate to severe hearing loss feel sad or depressed more frequently than those who wear Hearing Aids. Additionally, they are more likely to feel insecure or angry for no reason, lose interest in areas of their lives that used to be important, feel isolated and frustrated and suffer more frequently from insomnia. On the flip side, hearing aid wearers say they are better able to concentrate and relax than their counterparts with untreated hearing loss.

You are a problem solver

Hearing aid manufacturers have developed a variety of styles and applications because they understand how individual hearing loss can be. While one person needs to hear well at work during sales meetings, another is more interested in understanding the grandchildren when they call to talk about their day. These hearing devices have been created after years of study and research, which includes requests from individuals just like you who are looking for solutions to a specific hearing loss situation.

With today’s technology, hearing loss is a problem you can tackle with the help of a qualified hearing healthcare professional. Don’t let poor hearing compromise your health, your happiness or your lifestyle.

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How To Travel When You Have Hearing Loss

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I recently traveled to Cuba as part of a people-to-people cultural exchange program organized by Insight Cuba. It was a magnificent trip full of art, beauty, learning, eye-opening experiences and Cuban cigars. I highly recommend a visit if you have the opportunity and interest.

Before the trip I was concerned that my hearing loss would make things more challenging. Accents and unfamiliar words in a new language are always difficult for me to follow. I promised myself that I would advocate for myself to optimize my chances for good communication, but that I would also manage my frustration if I was not able to hear everything. Much of traveling can be enjoyed by simply taking a look around, and that was my plan, barring any catastrophes.

My trip taught me important lessons about traveling when you have hearing loss. See my tips below and please share yours in the comments.

Prepare In Advance

Research whatever location you are visiting in advance to see what hearing loss accommodations are available. Hotels in developed countries often have special rooms for people with hearing loss (flashing lights for the phone and doorbell) if you request them in advance. Many museums in larger cities provide hearing loops or other assistive technology if you know to ask for them. The same goes for theaters and other performance spaces. Use the internet or email the venues directly for up to date information.

In less developed countries, such as Cuba, few if any accommodations are available, but informing my tour company in advance let them know about my needs just in case.

Read up on your destination in advance to familiarize yourself with the names of places, important historical figures and the like. That way when you hear these names, they will sound more familiar and be easier for you to understand.

Advocate For Yourself

On the first day of the tour, I announced my hearing loss right up front, as I typically do in any new group situation. During the introductions and orientation, I mentioned my hearing loss and asked the guide to make a special effort to speak clearly and while facing the group whenever possible.

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Before I even got the words out, she showed me her own two Hearing Aids. Quickly after, two other travelers in the group of 10 mentioned their own hearing issues. We all had a good laugh about how common hearing loss is. I was very lucky that my guide was well aware of the challenges of communicating for people with hearing loss. This is not always the case. Be sure to explain your needs fully.

I provided the same information to our local Cuban guide when we met him later in the day. He spoke English well, but with an accent, which is always a challenge for me. I let him know that I would be standing close to him while he was speaking so that I could hear him and see his face for lipreading. I didn’t want him to feel odd or uncomfortable with my constant presence.

Remind People What You Need

People often forget about hearing loss because it is invisible, so don’t be shy about reminding people about your needs. Through gentle prompting (the hand behind the ear usually works well) and frequent requests for the guide to use the microphone on the bus, I was able to understand most of what he said. When I had questions, I asked them, usually as a follow-up one-on-one later in order to keep the group moving.

When logistical information was given, the guide wrote down critical times and locations, which was appreciated by all of us, hearing loss or not.

Bring Ear Protection

I was amazed how loud traveling can be, particularly in an underdeveloped country. The old cars (most are 1950s American cars like in the photo) do not have noise suppression technology the way we do now. The trucks are equally old and smelly and cause quite a racket as they barrel down the streets of the small towns we visited. One evening I turned off my Hearing Aids to remove the auditory overload and enjoyed the visual peace and quiet of a small Cuban town. It made quite a difference.

 

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Another day, we took a 15 minute ride on a commuter ferry, which I clocked at 95 decibels! I quickly turned off my hearing aids so they would act as earplugs, but I felt badly for others on my trip who did not have that option. I can only imagine the hearing damage suffered by the locals who use this ferry on a daily basis.

Enjoying local music performances is a wonderful part of traveling, but this can also be very loud. One local club was playing music at 110 decibels. I walked right out despite the wonderful performers. Nothing is worth damaging my hearing further.

Traveling is all about embracing different people and places, and my trip to Cuba was no different. With the right advance planning, self-advocacy behaviors and a positive attitude, traveling can be a wonderful experience for people with hearing loss. Where should I go next?

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