How to judge the effect of a child with hearing aids?

The fitting of children’s hearing aids is a systematic project as well as a long-term project.Due to the large differences between the auditory system’s development, mental state, vision, intelligence, and reaction ability, infants and young children’s hearing aids must rely on the cooperation of hearing aid technicians, parents and schools to achieve the desired results.Therefore, selecting, debugging and evaluating hearing aids for this type of population has always been a huge challenge.However, the current understanding of the fitting of children’s hearing aids is worrying.

Hearing aid , As the name suggests, it is a tool to assist in listening to sounds, and it does not have the effect of intervention.Some people always expand and idealize the effect of hearing aids when they choose hearing aids, hoping that they will return to normal hearing when they wear hearing aids.In fact, hearing aids amplify external sounds according to personal needs to meet their own hearing compensation requirements and meet the daily life and work needs of hearing-impaired people. They cannot replace real ears.Therefore, we must have a correct understanding of the effects of hearing aids and reasonable expectations.

How to judge the effect of a child with hearing aids?
1. Pinch the cellophane ball about 30 cm behind the ear when the hearing aid is worn to make a sound. If you can hear clearly, the hearing aid effect is acceptable.If the sounds of a, m, u, i, sh, and s are pronounced, the effect is ideal if they can be clearly distinguished.
2. Infants and young children often babble and are interested in sounds after wearing hearing aids.If such a phenomenon occurs, it indicates that the hearing aid is basically suitable.
3. After careful and standardized adaptability training, failure to obtain the corresponding auditory effect, disgust with one’s own voice, hate flipping sound, and often feel some kind of sound harshness, etc., should consider the lack of hearing aid function or the quality of fitting Suboptimal.

“Hearing” is a psychoacoustic process that can be qualitatively and quantitatively: on the basis of meeting other conditions, as the gain of the hearing aid increases, the hearing impaired children can hear more and more sounds (loudness) and clearer ( The signal-to-noise ratio is improved), and the sound range is getting wider (listening to the sound of various frequencies).It takes a certain amount of time to improve audibility, especially for children with severe hearing loss, who need continuous listening and practice to have a better effect.

Experts remind you:Hearing aids can assist hearing-impaired patients to hear the sound. As to whether they can hear clearly, it still depends on the quality of their own speech resolution.Go to a professional fitting center for matching, and pass a series of post-hearing aid evaluations to provide you with a professional and true and reliable data comparison before and after wearing a hearing aid, so that you can understand whether you need to wear it or not. Hearing aid , Does it work?

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