Your Journey to Better Hearing

Life is a journey. It is better travelled with good hearing. On your journey you may find your body and mind becoming less and less able due to natural ageing, declining health or some unfortunate incident. All of these problems have solutions. If you are losing your hearing there are many solutions available for you.

After you have had your hearing checked and assessed you can choose from a range of solutions. This will get you started on your journey to better hearing and a better quality of life. Once you are fitted with a hearing aid, or hearing aids, at Clarisound, rehabilitation is the next step. How long rehabilitation takes depends on your individual circumstances, the severity and nature of the hearing loss. The worse the loss, the longer the rehabilitation may take.

Learning to use hearing aids

Your hearing rehabilitation may involve hearing aids. Learning to use hearing aids or any new technology requires care and maintenance. Simple do’s and don’ts apply to your new hearing aid too.

Do…

  1. Clean your hearing aid after use. Spend a few minutes each day to wipe your hearing aid with a soft cloth. Stop grease and dust from building up. Buy an inexpensive cleaning kit.
  2. Store your hearing aid in a special container. Use a brightly colored container so you don’t lose it. Don’t put it in your pocket.
  3. Invest in a dehumidifier. They are not expensive and will help keep the electrical components dry.

Don’t….

  1. Wear your hearing aid in the shower or when you go swimming (unless your device is certified waterproof).
  2. Spray anything near your hearing aid.
  3. Take your hearing aid in to your shower room and allow condensation to affect it.

Remember to clean your ears regularly, at least once a month, to stop wax building up.

Hearing Rehabilitation Goals

When you first start using hearing aids even the sound of your own voice sounds different from before. Rehabilitation can be helped by reading a newspaper or a magazine out loud in order to get used to the sound of your own voice again. If you can, try to keep a journal, or at least a mental note, of how your rehabilitation is progressing.

Start off by setting yourself hearing goals. Then share these goals with your family and your Hearing Care Provider. It’s our job at Clarisound to listen to you. Setting goals helps to get you motivated. Your hearing goals can be daily routine ones, or more personal. Every day you may need to

  • Talk on the telephone with your loved ones
  • Listening to music for relaxation or enjoyment
  • Order a shopping delivery or a meal

Achieving your hearing goals will build your confidence. Reach your hearing goals with Clarisound.

Styletto – Hearing in Style

Most people want to look good. Being concerned about your personal appearance is important. Whether it is the clothes you wear, a good haircut, or even a smart pair of shoes, looking good is good for your self-esteem. It’s the same thing when you wear hearing aids.

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Losing your hearing may make you feel less able but wearing a hearing aid doesn’t need to make you look any less attractive. After your free hearing check up and hearing assessment at Clarisound you will be offered a range of hearing aids to choose from. We have a wide range of hearing aids; different styles, different colours and different prices.

Take a look at a Styletto hearing aid. Styletto hearing aids combine stylish design and high-tech performance. With portable Lithium-ion rechargeability they will give you crystal clear sound quality. If you are working long hours, or travel a lot, good battery life is important. All Styletto hearing aids are equipped with a powerful battery that will give you a full day of use. Styletto features a pin-shaped battery. This size and shape allows a

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slimmer design that will make your hearing aid look sleek as well as stylish. Not only that these modern hearing aids are “made for IPhone” so you can stream calls and audio directly to your hearing aids. Not an Iphone user – don’t worry there options for Android also.

One feature included in Styletto hearing aids is a first of its kind – Own Voice Processing Technology (OVPTM). When you start using a hearing aid for the first time you may need time to adjust to the new way you hear your own voice. This can be challenging for some people. You may not like the way you sound through your new hearing aid. Styletto helps you with this by incorporating OVP technology to give you the most natural sound of your own voice possible. You’ll quickly get used to listening to the sound of your own voice and it gives you a better understanding of others. Styletto hearing aids are equipped with some of the best speech processing technology currently available. This allows you to cut through outside noise to better understand your conversations with others.

You may not necessarily be looking for a higher priced hearing aid. But think of the value before deciding on the right hearing aid for you. Styletto hearing aids are top of the range. They come with a multitude of benefits, not just their stylish appearance; easy to manage, easy to maintain, long lasting power and first rate technology. Combined with our vast experience and Person Centred Care we can ensure a great experience for our clients.

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Make yourself look good and hear better with Styletto hearing aids. Restore your functionality in style with Styletto.

How do I motivate someone to use hearing aids?

When you tell someone that you love them make sure they can hear you properly. If your mother or father has just acquired a hearing aid tell them it looks great on them. Do the same for your husband or wife. Remind them of all the problems they had before they got their new hearing aid. As well as the problems that you had too.

Hearing aids from Clarisound look great small and discreet. Reassuring and supporting someone often helps to get them to do something.

There are a variety of styles on offer at Clarisound ranging from “Invisible” in the ear hearing aids and to others that use colours that match your hair or skin. Blending in a hearing aid to the person can help them come to terms with their hearing disability or a change in their personal appearance. A well-chosen hearing aid will enhance your quality of life without affecting your image.

Get your parent or spouse to start a new routine. Make sure one of the first things they do in the morning is put their hearing aids on. Habits form who you are as a person. If your parent or spouse is elderly and forgetful they may just not remember to put their hearing aid on in the morning. Give them a gentle reminder or leave a note!

If your loved one does wear their new hearing aid without prompting, praise them regularly. They may start off wearing their new hearing aid then slowly start to stop wearing it. Keep the momentum going by monitoring them. If they forget one day or simply decide they don’t like it, prompt them gently. Ask them, “Did you forget to put your hearing aid on? It looks so great!”

There are new models of hearing aids becoming available all the time. Technology and styling are constantly evolving. Clarisound offers a full range of hearing aids to suit all needs as well as budgets. Whether it is made for iPhone hearing devices through to rechargeable instruments there is an attractive range of hearing aids that can restore the quality of life of a loved one. Don’t let them suffer in silence.

At what age should you get your hearing checked?

Your 50th birthday is a milestone in your life. It is also a good opportunity to get your hearing checked. Many people look at 50 as a significant birthday because you can take stock of your life and count your blessings. Having good hearing is one of these blessings. People around 50 years old often begin to experience deterioration in their hearing.

If you parent or spouse has been experiencing hearing problems recently why not give them a hearing check as a birthday present? It’s free, easy and fast. It might just be the best birthday present they ever had. Once their hearing has been professionally checked by a consultant or audiologist at Clarisound, buy them hearing aids as a Birthday present its happened many times before. Clarisound offers a range of attractive hearing aids to help restore your quality of life. If your loved one has been experiencing hearing problems you don’t have to wait until their birthday to gently suggest that they get their hearing checked.

Healthy hearing, healthy life

Hearing loss is not just associated with getting older. It can also be health related.

A recent study by the American Diabetes Foundation found that hearing loss is twice as common in people with diabetes. The study found, “It is still not clear how diabetes is related to hearing loss. It is possible that high blood glucose levels cause damage to small blood vessels in the inner ear.” If your loved one is diabetic or even pre-diabetic, suggest to them they get their hearing checked.

Around 2.5 million adults aged 18 and above in Malaysia have diabetes ranking Malaysia with the highest rate of diabetes in Asia. In Singapore there are over 400,000 people living with the disease, the Singapore Ministry of Health believes that about a third of diabetics don’t know they are ill. If your loved one is experiencing hearing loss this may be a good opportunity to remedy this and any other ailments.

 

Hearing aids are good for your well-being, they are also good for your health in general. Everyone would like to enjoy the good life. As you get older your priorities change and enjoying life to the fullest should be high on your list of priorities. Spending less time working and more time on hobbies, exercise and leisure with family and friends leads to a better life. Having good hearing plays a key role in enjoying life to the fullest. Get healthy, get your hearing checked by professionals.

Stay Calm On Your First Appointment

Your first appointment at Clarisound is simple, easy and free. It won’t take a lot of your time either. Don’t worry or be nervous. You can book an appointment through the internet or call.

Be assured of a friendly, professional greeting when you arrive at any Clarisound outlet. If a consultant or audiologist is not immediately available then an appointment will be scheduled, as soon as possible, on the same day. You can always spend some time browsing at Mid Valley.

Before your hearing test begins, we will need some simple information from you. Then our consultant will ask you some simple questions. This can be done in English and our consultants also speak Malay, Chinese and dialects such as Cantonese, Hokkien and Hakka. Your answers allow our audiologist to build up an understanding of the impact of your hearing loss on your daily life. Basic information such as how long you have been experiencing hearing problems, medical history and any operations can be done quickly. Just relax and sit back.

Before conducting a hearing test we will take a look at your ear canal and ear drum using a small instrument, an Otoscope. You will sit inside a comfortable, state of the art cabinet whilst our consultant conducts a hearing test. Puretone audiometry testing will assess the level or type of hearing loss you are experiencing. We use Siemens computerised testing equipment – high quality equipment with international best practice combined.

We will explain to you the nature of your hearing loss and discuss with you the hearing aid options available. We offer a range of hearing aids from basic low cost hearing aids right up to state of the art premium instruments. There is a selection of prices and a variety of styles and brands. We will guide you through the selection. There is also a choice of colours available enabling you to make a statement with a bright red or hide them in your hair with a black colour.

Your first hearing check appointment is the start of your journey to better hearing and an easier, less stressful life. Wearing hearing aids can involve a short period of rehabilitation and there may be some initial follow up visits required. These are also free of charge. We will guide you through the whole process and ensure that you get optimal benefit from your investment. Let us help you improve your quality of life.

What do I do if I have a hearing problem?

If you think you have a hearing problem, get professional help. Don’t let it run on and on. You may be tempted to go online and look for a solution by yourself. Buying a hearing aid online and fitting it may cause more problems than it solves. It can waste your time and money too. It may even make things worse. Get some professional help.

 

Professional hearing care solutions, by internationally qualified and experienced hearing care professionals at Clarisound, will help restore your quality of life. The first step to finding solutions to hearing problems is recognising the symptoms of hearing loss. You may find it difficult to accept that you are not as fit and active as you used to be. This doesn’t have to be so. Think of how your life was until recently and set a goal of getting back to that. Don’t let things linger.

 

Hearing loss affects your quality of life. It also affects the people around you. Your loved ones, friends or colleagues may be finding it difficult to hold good conversations with you. You may not notice this. They may also find it annoying to keep repeating their conversations, unless they are being too polite.

 

Don’t think twice about dropping in to Clarisound. You will be greeted by friendly professionals who are there to help you. If your loved one or friend is hesitant about getting a hearing check up remind them of someone you both know who got their hearing checked. They got their problem sorted and are now back to normal and enjoying life to the fullest. Choose your moment and gently ask them if they think that’s a good idea. If they are concerned about what they will look like wearing a hearing aid, ask them if they think that person really looks any different wearing a hearing aid now?

 

Make an appointment with Clarisound. You won’t have to wait long. A simple initial consultation and hearing check is quick and free. Clarisound’s friendly professionals will offer you good advice and guidance on finding hearing aids and hearing solutions to fit your needs.

 

If you don’t get a quick and easy hearing check you may have a lot more to lose than to gain. Deteriorating quality of life and personal relationships cause stress and even accidents. Leading a good life involves being fully operational as a person. Get the most out of life. Get your hearing checked.

How to recognize symptoms of hearing loss

You may not realize you are losing your hearing. Your friends and family may not also. Hearing loss can occur gradually as you age or more quickly if you are exposed chronic loud noises. Hearing loss can be permanent, or temporary.

It can be difficult to reverse most types of hearing loss. A hearing care specialist, like Clarisound, can help you improve what you hear, if you let them help you.

Signs and symptoms of hearing loss may include:
● Muffling of speech and other sounds
● Difficulty understanding words, especially against background noise or in a crowd of people
● Trouble hearing consonants
● Frequently asking others to speak more slowly, clearly and loudly
● Needing to turn up the volume of the television or radio
● Withdrawal from conversations
● Avoidance of some social settings
Source: Mayo Clinic

If you think your hearing may be deteriorating, go and get a check from a hearing care professional. Don’t worry or be nervous. You may have more to lose by avoiding a simple hearing checkup than by getting one. Hearing loss brings with it increased personal risks to you and others too.

Hearing loss can be a source of stress to other people around you. Your family, friends or colleagues may not be able to clearly understand what you are saying to them, especially if you start to mumble. They may get irritated or embarrassed if you start to talk in a loud voice. It can lead to unnecessary arguments.

At work your colleagues may not be able to clearly understand you leading to mistakes, misunderstandings and irritation. When you are out and about your friends may not be able to follow your conversation in a noisy bar or restaurant. If you are playing sports, you may misunderstand your coach or teammates instructions.

All this stress can be avoided if you are aware of some of the symptoms that you may be losing your hearing. Any deterioration in health can be destabilizing. It doesn’t need to be. There are good hearing care professionals readily available to help test and evaluate any loss of hearing. They can then help you with finding and suggesting appropriate solutions that you will feel comfortable with.

It won’t take long for a hearing care specialist to help you remedy your hearing loss. The first step is to recognize the symptoms. If your loved one, friend or colleague is showing signs of hearing loss, pick your moment and suggest they visit a hearing care specialist like Clarisound.