[Fitting common sense] children’s hearing aids and their matching

Hearing aid for weak hearing children

The behind-the-ear hearing aid is suitable for children of all types of hearing loss and is the most used type of hearing loss children. In-the-ear, ear canal, deep-ear canal hearing aids are not suitable for children because they are in the stage of growth and development.8Children before the age.

2. Principles of pediatric hearing aid fitting

It should begin immediately after the hearing loss is diagnosed. Children’s binaural hearing loss exceeds25dBHL.You should consider the option of a hearing aid. Priority is given to digital hearing aids, preferably with binaural fitting.

3.Pediatric professional hearing aid fitting procedure

(1Assessment: Find the cause of hearing loss, assess the extent of hearing loss, and determine if you need to choose With a hearing aid.

(2Treatment plan: The audiologists, parents and family members discuss the results of the assessment test and determine the priorities and difficulties of future selection and rehabilitation.

(3Optional: Determine the type of hearing aid required, select the appropriate hearing aid for the try-on, and finally select the most suitable one, and sample and make the ear mold.

   (4) Trying on: After many evaluations and adjustments, it is necessary to adapt to hearing aids.1Zhou Zhi1Months of time.

4.How to judge whether the hearing aid worn by the child is suitable

The best criterion for the suitability of a hearing aid is the response of a hearing-impaired child after wearing a hearing aid.

Suitable reaction:

Immediately after wearing the hearing aid, stop the original activity and listen to it novelly.

An expression or action that looks for a sound source appears.

Some responses, such as turning on TV, ringing the phone, etc.

I became fond of swear words.

Parents feel that their understanding of the child is enhanced.

Child hearing aid fitting

  Inappropriate response:

Children refuse to wear (should be different from fear)

Turn on the hearing aid switch and immediately start a panic reflex (like being shocked)

Constantly crying

The head rotates involuntarily

When an inappropriate reaction occurs, do not wear it for the time being, and ask your doctor to make adjustments. Children wearing hearing aids often need a period of adaptation. When they are around 5 years old, they should also do a pure tone audiometry to obtain a hearing curve.

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