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Ear Solutions Partners with Audientes, to launch world’s first truly self-fitting digital hearing aid

Ear Solutions Private Limited has announced a Collaboration Agreement for the sale of Audientes’ self-fitting hearing aid, Ven™ to its distribution network with 70+ Points of sale in 18+ states of the country.

Ven™ is an innovative product from Audientes that claims to be the world’s first truly self-fitting digital hearing aid.

About Audientes

Audientes is a Danish company that was founded in Copenhagen in 2014. It is a company that specializes in making smart, high-quality hearing aids accessible and affordable to everyone.

#AbSabSunenge – Hearing Care for Everyone

Mr. Vishwajeet Vishnu, Managing Director, Ear Solutions announced this collaboration:

“I am delighted to partner with Audientes and add Ven to our product portfolio. Already today, there are several cities in our distribution network where I believe Ven will significantly increase my customer conversion rates and add a new type of customer profile to our target groups.”

“The attractive retail price of Ven, the new form factor and its audio streaming and other features are quite appealing, and I expect a high acceptance rate among new customers who have yet to purchase a hearing aid.  We are very excited about the possibilities Ven opens for Ear Solutions.” he added.

Significantly increases our potential for market penetration

The company made this announcement by releasing a press release along with their social media handle.

Steen Thygesen, CEO, Audientes A/S said in an official press release, “Adding Ear Solutions to our growing India partner network is a significant step for Audientes on our journey to bring our self-fitting hearing aid Ven to the millions of people who need it. As one of the top 3 hearing care providers in the country, and with an extensive distribution network, this agreement significantly increases our potential for market penetration in India. We are delighted to welcome Ear Solutions to our partner network and are very excited to begin working with their team”

8 Step Guide To Buy A Perfect Pair Of Hearing Aids

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Buying a hearing aid is quite easy but finding the right one that enables you to hear clearly is something most of us ignore. You may find multiple variants, brands and models of hearing aids online and the price varies massively.

The objective of buying a hearing aid is to reclaim your clear hearing. This guide will tell you how you can avoid wasting your money and find the best solution for your hearing needs.

Following is a list of important points you must consider before you buy a machine for your ears:

  • It’s important to consult someone who has medical expertise in hearing issues, such as an audiologist, an ENT doctor or a hearing aid specialist.
  • Just as every individual is different, every hearing loss and hearing need is different too.
  • Hearing devices are delicate instruments that got to be prescribed and fitted to treat each patient’s actual hearing loss and shape of the ear.
  • You should meet trained experts having the experience and technology know-how needed to exactly diagnose and measure your degree of hearing loss, then prescribe and administer a personalized solution for you. It also includes providing ongoing support and care, to make sure you get an answer that’s custom-fit to your precise needs and lifestyle,
  • Yes, there are plenty of low-cost hearing devices available online or at the airport duty-free shops, but they’re false hearing device.
  • Many websites offer what they call PSAPs – personal sound amplification products – and these are often temptingly cheap. They simply make everything louder (including background noise) and fail miserably beyond that.
  • Hearing aids are an item you should not purchase without meeting a specialist face to face. You are better off by not purchasing them online. You may find  Online purchasing cheaper and more convenient, but that does not make it a recommended treatment for hearing impairment.
  • Internet-bought hearing devices may sound like a beautiful proposition, but cutting corners when it involves your health is almost always a stupid idea.

Moving ahead, we have created a 8 step guide for you to find a perfect hearing aid solution for yourself.

1. You will need to undergo a hearing test to get proper hearing aids

If you do not undergo a hearing test before buying hearing aids, the devices might not meet all of your needs. What’s more, there’s always the likelihood that your hearing impairment is caused by another underlying medical condition or maybe the result of earwax build-up. You’ll not even need hearing aids in some cases. While it’s vital to admit when your hearing is suffering, seek treatment, circumventing a hearing test may stop you from finding the most suitable device for your specific needs.

2. Your ears need customized Hearing aids

A hearing expert takes precise ear measurements and follows up with patients to make sure that their hearing aids are working properly. The fact stays that hearing aids must be worn daily to be effective, you’ll want to ensure that your hearing aids fit well and thus you constantly keep adjusting them. Once you order these devices online, you certainly won’t be qualified to customize them to fit your ears with accurate precision. Hearing aids that do not fit well, cause discomfort or are too loose will quickly be locked into a  drawer never to be heard from again (pun intended) making that great “deal” a bad deal.

3.Your hearing aids need programming to best fit your needs

Rohan stated that modern hearing devices have advanced digital technology. And an audiologist has to program them to best meet your hearing needs. Based on your lifestyle, you will need your hearing aids programmed to match your job, home life or hobbies. However, this needs fine-tuning from an audiologist or hearing health care professional, and this precisely is what cannot be found online.

You will not receive the services of an audiologist while online forums may provide some basic answers to FAQS, you will not have access to the robust knowledge of an audiologist. Whereas experts at Ear solutions, did counselling, hearing rehabilitation assignments, adaptation monitoring, device adjustment, follow-up visits and general support for Rohan as he acclimatised to his new hearing aids. 

4.Brand choice & right fit

Selecting a proper hearing aid for a client requires in-depth knowledge of the products and user requirement. This usually happens through a minimum of a  half-hour discussion where your hearing care professional understands makes a choice based on your age, your listening requirements, your professional requirements, your cosmetic needs, your budget, phone and television usage and what type (BTE/ ITC/ CIC/ RIC/ IIC) of instrument suits your hearing impairment.  Not only this, you also get to look and feel your preferred brand of choice. But if you purchase the hearing device online, but you also compromise on these factors.

5.Difference between a hearing aid and a sound amplifier

The latter is usually advertised online as hearing device and sold at way cheaper price. However, it won’t provide matching robust capabilities of a digital hearing aid. More so, sound amplifiers aren’t designed specifically for those with hearing loss. So though it appears like you’re getting “hearing aids” for a steal, online, there’s a chance you’re getting nothing but just an amplifier. What’s worse is that for those with hearing impairment, sound amplifiers could do more harm than good. Like damage to all other frequencies that you can still hear.

6. Warranty

All good hearing aid companies today mention a disclaimer on their marketing materials and website.” Warranty may be considered void for hearing aids purchased online”.

7. Hearing aid manufacturers discourage it

The manufacturers themselves discourage it! Do you think you should need another explanation when the manufacturers themselves explicitly take this stand? Rohan said exasperatedly.

8. Peace of Mind

Lastly, but importantly, the peace of mind your hearing care professional will offer you adds significantly to your experience about your hearing aids. Knowing that there’s someone to take care of all your concerns and questions throughout your usage gives one a peace of mind. This is often true and important when buying high-tech products of which the client rarely has enough knowledge to manage.

Better Hearing Institute conducted a survey that included 2,000 people which reflected a clear conclusion:

People who underwent an expert clinically validated fitting process reported to be happy with their hearing aids.

  • 94% said would happily recommend the professional they visited their friends
  • 99% – felt that their hearing aids provided a worthwhile benefit.

 Online buyers of hearing aids expressed a fair amount of dissatisfaction with the experience.

  • Just 39% admitted to advising their friends the website they’d purchased from.
  • Only 14% felt that the brand of hearing aid was worth a repeat purchase,
  • and a mere 12% felt satisfied with  their  hearing aid

We hope you now will be able to make a healthy decision about your hearing. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to call us at 9015116116 or Book a Free Consultation of 45 minutes with our top audiologist.

How hearing aids work & After care services explained

Hearing aids work by enhancing the sounds around you to make them louder and clearer. And modern digital hearing aids are designed to identify and amplify speech rather than background noise.So with the right advice and prescription most people find they can hear well again in most if not all situations.

Hearing aids are programmed to your needs.

Whatever digital hearing aid you choose it will be programmed, or tuned, to your individual hearing requirements.Then a qualified hearing professional will talk you through all its functions so that you know exactly how it works. They will also make sure it fits correctly and comfortably in your ear, or behind your ear if that is the cosmetic option you have chosen.If you need any further advice, our staff will be happy to help you. And of course at Ear Solutions all our services are free, from hearing tests to fitting and aftercare.

Free aftercare at Ear Solutions

With our new digital hearing aids you will rediscover a whole new world of sound. Because hearing loss can often take many years to develop it can sometimes take the brain a little while to readjust. However, at Ear Solutions, we provide the support and advice you need to get the most out of your hearing aids, and help you adjust to wearing them successfully. All aftercare appointments are free, and if at any time you are not happy with the performance of your hearing aids we are there to correct it. And of course all our hearing aids come with a guarantee, so complete peace of mind is assured, with six months of batteries.

With our new digital hearing aids you will rediscover a whole new world of sound. Because hearing loss can often take many years to develop it can sometimes take the brain a little while to readjust. However, at Ear Solutions, we provide the support and advice you need to get the most out of your hearing aids, and help you adjust to wearing them successfully.

All aftercare appointments are free, and if at any time you are not happy with the performance of your hearing aids we are there to correct it. And of course all our hearing aids come with a guarantee, so complete peace of mind is assured, with six months of batteries.

How hearing tests are done

Hearing may be affected if sounds don’t reach the inner ear efficiently known as conductive hearing loss. Conductive hearing loss can be caused by problems such as a blockage in your ear canal ex wax or in the middle ear . An infection of your outer ear or middle may also be responsible.Hearing loss of this type is often temporary and reversible. If sounds reach the inner ear but are still not heard, the fault lies in the inner ear or, rarely, in the hearing nerve. This is called sensori-neural hearing loss. Inner ear hearing loss may occur for a number of reasons, most commonly as a result of age-related change. Inner ear hearing loss is nearly always permanent.

What happens during a hearing tests ?

A number of different tests are used to check how well the ears are functioning and their ability to detect different levels of sound. The tests used generally differ between children and adults, but they are all completely painless.The results of some of these tests are recorded on a graph called an audiogram, so that the type of hearing loss can be identified.

Some hearing tests prescribed for you :

Pure Tone Audiometry

Test takes place in a sound-attenuated room and requires your active participation. Your hearing Care Professional plays you varying tones in varying loudness through headphones. As soon as you hear a sound you make a sign, generally by pressing a button. The volume at which you have heard the tone for the first time, in conjunction with the corresponding frequencies (pitches), is recorded in the audiogram .

Tympanometry/Impedance

Because tinnitus is perceived differently by each sufferer, an exact diagnosis is essential. The first step: establishing whether the case can be medically treated or not. To do this, your doctor may conduct ENT, dental, orthodontic and orthopedic examinations. The pitch and volume of the tinnitus can be determined by special diagnostic tests, and a hearing test can reveal whether hearing loss is also involved.

Brainstem Evoked Response Audiometry (BERA)

Should hearing impairment be suspected in the auditory nerve or even in deeper areas of the brain we will recommend BERA. For brain stem audiometry, an acoustic stimulus is supplied. Head-mounted electrodes measure the electrical impulses of the auditory nerve. Abnormalities shown give an indirect indication of a possible disease of the auditory pathways in the brain. This test also serves as evidence of other neurological diseases, that may result in a loss of hearing.

Otoacoustic emission (OAE)

This test reliably determines whether a person’s hearing is healthy or whether the inner ear is damaged. A probe that emits certain sounds, is inserted into the ear. The inner ear responds to the signals and transmits an acoustic response that can be measured by the probe. This is typically used as a screening tool for hearing impairment most oftenly used with newborns.

ASSR

is similar to the Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR) in some respects. For example, ASSR and ABR record bioelectric activity from electrodes arranged in similar recording arrays. ASSR and ABR are both auditory evoked potentials. ASSR and ABR use acoustic stimuli delivered through inserts (preferably).

Tinnitus : Symptoms, diagnosis & its technical solution

Our world is alive with sound. Laughter, unforgettable melodies, waves breaking on the shore – all these sounds enrich our lives and are literally music to our ears, lifting our mood. However, what happens when one sound suddenly takes control?

When tinnitus calls the tune:

Tinnitus is noise that originates from within the ear and affects one or both ears. Although there is not presently a cure for most cases, there are ways of finding relief. These pages aim to help patients come to terms with a tinnitus diagnosis, informing them about how to actively address the complaint, and helping them to control tinnitus and not be controlled by it.

Tinnitus is a symptom, not a disease.

Tinnitus is an indication of problems in the sound-processing system and can be linked to a range of very different disease patterns. Most tinnitus sufferers are also hard of hearing.

Tinnitus diagnosis

Because tinnitus is perceived differently by each sufferer, an exact diagnosis is essential. The first step: establishing whether the case can be medically treated or not. To do this, your doctor may conduct ENT, dental, orthodontic and orthopedic examinations. The pitch and volume of the tinnitus can be determined by special diagnostic tests, and a hearing test can reveal whether hearing loss is also involved.

Technical Solutions

Hearing instruments

Wearing hearing instruments often both improves hearing and alleviates tinnitus. Because if you can hear better, you can also ignore tinnitus better. Hearing instruments amplify ambient sound and pass it on to the ear. This enables wearers to better focus on the noises, sounds, and tones around them. As attention is placed on pleasant hearing impressions, the scope of tinnitus is reduced. In many cases, users scarcely or don’t hear the tinnitus at all as soon as the hearing instrument is switched on.Siemens hearing instruments with tinnitus function

How we hear? Understanding hearing loss & protection tips

How we hear

Our ears are the receivers of the audio. To understanding how we hear, we must know about the human ear. Basically it has been categorized into three parts.

The outer ear:

Consists of the visible part of the ear, also called the auricle, and the ear canal. What we call ‘noises’ are actually just ‘sound waves’, which are transmitted by the air. Sound waves are collected and guided through the ear canal to the eardrum. The eardrum is a flexible, circular membrane that vibrates when sound waves strike it.

The middle ear:

Is an air-filled space separated from the outer ear by the eardrum, or the tympanic (pronounced: tim-`pa-nik) membrane. In the middle ear are three tiny bones: malleus, incus, and stapes, often referred to as the hammer, the anvil, and the stirrup. They are collectively known as the ossicles. These form a bridge from the eardrum to the inner ear. The ossicles also vibrate in response to movements of the eardrum and in doing so, amplify and relay the sound to the inner ear via the oval window.

The inner ear:

referred to as the cochlea (pronounced: kohk-le-a), is similar in shape to a snail shell. It contains several membranous sections filled with fluids. When the ossicles conduct sound to the oval window, the fluid begins to move, thus stimulating the minute hearing nerve cells, called hair cells, inside the cochlea. These hair cells in turn send electrical impulses via the auditory nerve to the brain where it will be interpreted as sound.

Understanding Hearing loss

Hearing loss affects a great number of people around the world. And it affects them in a variety of ways. Over time, hearing loss can influence your communication and relation with others in a negative way. So by leaving hearing impairment untreated, a physical condition may also become a psychological one. This is why it is so important to seek a solution promptly. If you do have hearing loss, then it helps to know that you’re not alone. In fact, you are one of about 500 million people worldwide.

In most countries, this means more than 1 in 6 people have some degree of hearing impairment. But it’s reassuring to know that a properly fitted hearing instrument can improve communication in at least 90% of people with hearing impairment. This means you can be quite confident that there is a solution.

Prevention of hearing loss:

Noise-induced hearing loss is one of the most common causes of hearing loss. But in contrast to age-related hearing loss, noise-induced hearing loss is easily preventable by taking precautionary measures.A volume of over 130 dB can very quickly cause irreversible damage to the hair cells in your cochlea. Even a single gunshot, whilst hunting for example, can cause permanent hearing loss. For this specific case the Siemens hearing aid and ear protection is appropriate.Even prolonged exposure to low levels of noise from 80 to 90 dB can lead to permanent hearing loss. If you are exposed to very loud sound levels at work, it is strongly advisable to use ear protection.

How can I tell if I have a hearing loss?

If you answer yes to some of the following questions, you may have a hearing loss

  • Often ask people to repeat what they say?
  • Have trouble hearing in groups?
  • Think others mumble?
  • Fail to hear someone talking from behind you?
  • Turn up the volume on the TV or car radio?
  • Have difficulty on the phone?
  • Have trouble hearing your alarm clock?
  • Have difficulty hearing at the movies
  • Dread going to noisy parties and restaurants?

These are common reactions and can lead to withdrawal from social interaction, anxiety, loss of self-esteem and even depression.

“I can hear but can’t understand.” Other Things to Consider if You Think You or Someone You Know Has a Hearing Loss

Frequently asked questions about hearing loss

There is nothing wrong with my hearing, why would I have it tested ?

You may think that you hearing is perfect but your hearing can fade gradually, without you really noticing. So if your family often complain because they have to repeat everything twice, if you find yourself constantly saying ‘pardon’, or you find it hard to distinguish one voice in a crowded room , you should consult with Ear Solutions hearing professionals.

Does hearing get deteriorate with age ?

Loss of hearing is something that is associated with getting older, and it’s a natural part of the ageing process. But your family and friends will notice hearing loss – whereas in fact, if you wear a hearing aid, no one will notice at all. And for most people wearing a hearing aid enables them to get on with their life.

If I have a hearing test, will it definitely mean that I end up wearing a hearing aid?

We will never sale you a hearing aid if you don’t need one, because we’re a company that has built its reputation on looking after its customers and providing them with the best possible care. And just as going for an eye test doesn’t always mean you’ll need glasses, having your ears tested doesn’t automatically mean that the best solution will be using hearing aids.

Aren’t there negative conations with wearing a hearing aid?

We all have preconceptions about hearing aids: how much they cost, how big they are, how uncomfortable they are to wear and what other people will think of us for wearing one. But the truth is, hearing aid technology has developed so much in recent years that most of the things we know, or think we know, are simply not true.

Aren’t hearing aids ugly and uncomfortable?

Look at a mobile phone, or a digital camera and it’s easy to see how much technology has moved on in recent years. Hearing aids are no different. Today’s models are slimmer, lighter and more discreet than ever before. In fact, some people wear them without their partners knowing, because they’re so small. As for being uncomfortable, a hearing aid should be custom made for your ear. At Ear Solutions, we will make sure your aid fits you perfectly.

Does wearing a hearing aid mean you are deaf?

Hearing aids work by enhancing your existing hearing, so you need to have some level of hearing for an aid to work. And just as we all have different prescriptions for glasses, we all need different kinds of hearing aids and different levels of assistance. At Ear Solutions, we will work with you to ensure you get the right hearing aid for your needs.

Do hearing aids work?

Some people find that their hearing aids don’t work, but this is usually down to the aid not fitting correctly or the user not being used to wearing them. At Ear Solutions, we include a full fitting service and ongoing aftercare free to help you get used to wearing aids, so you really get the full benefit.

Will wearing a hearing aid make my hearing worse?

Most people experience changes to their hearing in both ears, but some people buy only one hearing aid due to the cost, which can mean the other ear overcompensates and deteriorates as a result. We always check both ears to guarantee we provide a balanced solution for you and your ears.

Are hearing aids expensive?

Most people experience changes to their hearing in both ears, but some people buy only one hearing aid due to the cost, which can mean the other ear overcompensates and deteriorates as a result. We always check both ears to guarantee we provide a balanced solution for you and your ears.

Speech Therapy

Misarticulation

Speech therapy for: delayed speech misarticulation stammering autism voice problem neurological speech problem

Stammering

Clients can avail Speech Easy (Anti Stammering Device) offered by us at competitive prices. These devices help children and adults to overcome stammering. Our top quality anti stammering device has transformed many people who have this problem.

Aphasia

Acute aphasia disorders usually develop quickly as a result of head injury or stroke, and progressive forms of aphasia develop slowly from a brain tumor, infection, or dementia. The area and extent of brain damage or atrophy will determine the type of aphasia and its symptoms.

Hearing Loss

Hearing Loss can happen to any person due to many factors like hereditary, infections or can occur suddenly due to causes like accidents or could be an aging process. All over the world millions of people are facing hearing problems.

Cleft Palate

A cleft lip is an incomplete upper lip formation present at birth that appears as a separation on one or both sides. An incomplete formation of either the hard or soft parts of the upper palate inside the mouth is a cleft palate.

Voice Disorders

We have done an immense research, which improvise the diagnosis and treatment of voice disorders. Instead of subjective evaluation, an objective assessment of voice at pre and post operative stages is made.

Mental Retardation

We provide our customers with Mental Retardation Treatment. These are aimed towards helping patients deal with ‘mental retardation’, which is a term associated with below-average general intellectual function, and a lack of basic skills required for daily living.

Cerebral Palsy

We provide our clients with comprehensive Cerebral Palsy Treatments that include physical therapy, speech therapy and psychotherapy. The term ‘Cerebral Palsy’ refers to various disorders that affect body movement, balance, posture and other functions. It occurs owing to damage to those parts of the brain that is responsible for muscle control and motor activity.

Autism

Autism is a brain disorder in which the child is totally withdrawn with his own fantasies , thoughts and stereo typed behavior; such a child retreats from reality into a private world of fantasy, and never really achieves contact with other people.

Parent’s Counseling

As we are offering Parent Counseling services, parents of all age groups can get the advantage of our services. Our experienced counselors help them to accomplish the basic requirements of their child’s and make them able to accept their child as they are and stop comparing them with other child.

Hearing loss and deafness, not the same

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It is important to distinguish between hearing loss and deafness, as hearing loss is categorised into various levels a while deafness is inability to detect sound.

Hearing loss is the reduced ability to hear sounds, deafness is the complete loss of understanding speech even with the help of amplification device.

Hearing loss categorisation

  • Mild loss
  • Moderate loss
  • Severe loss

These levels are treated with amplification device which compensates for adequate hearing levels

Deadness

  • Pre lingual
  • Post lingual
  • Unilateral and bilateral

Causes of both hearing loss and deafness could be either congenital or acquired in nature.

Symptoms

Hearing loss : people with hearing loss usually complain of lack of clarity in in perceiving sounds.

Deafness : people here complain of loss of ability to hear presence of any sound.

Diagnosis

Detecting the issue occurs thorough a series of test batteries, physical examination to begin with and followed by screening test as per the complaint.

Treatment options

In cases of hearing loss, the common treatment option looked at is providing hearing aids with respective need of amplification

In cases of deafness, cochlear implant provides the required benefit.

Importance of Acclimatization for Hearing Aid Users

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It’s Time to Take the Next Steps

It was estimated that hearing loss is most frequent disability, affecting more than 250 million people in the world. The impact of hearing disability is seen on emotional and behavioral wellbeing, social participation, quality of day to day life and employment status. The impact of hearing loss on any individuals and their families is extensive and it has an effect on day to day life. Any type of disability can lead to depression, whereas hearing loss can lead to number of losses. Hearing loss can result in interpersonal difficulties and career opportunities that may suffer from the notion that individuals’ skills are affected by the hearing loss.

For many reasons, it is important for audiologists and consumers to document improvement and benefit from amplification device at various stages of uses of amplification device. Professional are also interested to see the impact of amplification device on the consumer’s auditory performance at different stages i.e. immediately after fitting and over several months of use. Thus, a regular follow up assessment is very much essential. And to be mentioned, acclimatization is the most important aspect that every consumer has to accept.

Through our professional practice with the hearing aids for so many years, we have seen a significant improvement in the performance of speech perception for the consumers who use their hearing aids for more than 8 hours per day on a longer run than when compared with the performance at the initial fit. This clearly suggests a process called acclimatization that has happened.

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