Neoteric hearing Centre

Neoteric Hearing Centre

Neoteric Hearing Care is an well equipped hearing clinic in Bhubaneswar,Odisha offer all types of hearing related services to general public,which includes thorough evaluation using modern equipment and procedures; consultation with other medical, developmental and educational specialists; and involvement of family members in individualized treatment programs.

Clinical services are provided by graduate students under direct supervision of licensed, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association-certified clinical faculty members with expertise in hearing, speech, language, voice and early childhood communication.

Dr.Suravi Dash(Consultant clinical Audiologist & Speech language pathologist),Director of Neoteric Wellbeing Centre pvt.ltd., personally leading the audiological team to provide best services through out odisha.

8 out of 10 adult patients with complaints of hearing loss or other hearing problems cannot benefit from medical or surgical treatment, but they can benefit from properly fitted hearing aids. Hearing loss in adults generally is a non-medical problem – meaning that in the majority of cases, medical or surgical treatment will not provide relief to patients. Published studies conducted by the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and by ear-nose-and-throat (ENT) physicians at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, have confirmed that approximately 80% of adult patients with complaints of hearing loss can not benefit from medical prescription or surgical treatment.

The majority of patients with hearing loss can be fully and most appropriately served by the local hearing care professinals. The 20 percent of patients with medically or surgically treatable conditions are easily identified by the neighborhood hearing aid clinician for referral to the otolaryngologist (ear physician). Elimination of multiple office visits to see physicians and specialists is a recognized cost savings to the patient.

Hearing loss Facts & Details

Types of Hearing Problems

Conductive Hearing Loss: Sound isn’t conducted properly from the outer or middle ear to the inner ear. Conductive hearing loss is a broad name for several ways that sound can be stopped from proper conducting. This can be caused by anything from earwax to Osteoporosis.

Otosclerosis: This is a conductive type loss in which the tiny bones of the middle ear no longer transmit sound properly from the eardrum to the inner ear. It is caused by the bones growing improperly in such a way that they interfere the functionality of the structures of the ear.

Sensori-Neural Hearing Loss: The inner ear cannot properly transmit sound to the brain because hair cells inside the ear (especially those for high frequency hearing) have withered. This occurs with age, noise or some medications. This is permanent since hair cells do not grow back.

Presbycusis: This is the most common type of sensori-neural hearing loss. It comes with aging. The ability to hear high-frequency sounds (such as consonant sounds) deteriorates. In females this gradual deterioration begins at about age 37. In men it begins at about age 32.

Signs & Symptoms of Hearing loss
  • Muffled hearing
  • Difficulty understanding what people are saying, especially when there are competing voices or background noise. You may be able to hear someone speaking, but you cannot distinguish the specific words.
  • Listening to the television or radio at a higher volume than in the past.
  • Avoiding conversation and social interaction. Social situations can be tiring and stressful if you do not hear well. You may begin to avoid those situations as hearing becomes more difficult.
  • Other symptoms that may occur with hearing loss include

  • Ringing, roaring, hissing, or buzzing in the ear (tinnitus).
  • Ear pain, itching, or irritation
  • Pus or fluid leaking from the ear. This may result from an injury or infection that is causing hearing loss.
  • Vertigo, which can occur with hearing loss caused by Ménière's disease,acoustic neuroma, or labyrinthitis.

People who have hearing loss are sometimes not aware of it. Family members or friends often are the first to notice the hearing loss. Many adults may be depressed because of how hearing loss is affecting their relationships and social life.

Hearinng loss can lead towards neurological disorders like Alzimher’s disease & Dementia in elderly Group of population.

Hearing aid styles

All hearing aids use similar parts to carry sounds from the environment into your ear and make them louder. Hearing aids vary a great deal in price, size, special features and the way they're placed in your ear. The following are common hearing aid styles, beginning with the smallest, least visible in the ear. Hearing aid designers keep making smaller hearing aids to meet the demand for a hearing aid that is not very noticeable. But the smaller aids may not have the power to give you the improved hearing you expect.

Completely in the canal (CIC) or mini CIC

A completely-in-the-canal hearing aid is molded to fit inside your ear canal. It improves mild to moderate hearing loss in adults.

A completely-in-the-canal hearing aid:

  • Is the smallest and least visible type
  • Is less likely to pick up wind noise
  • Uses very small batteries, which have shorter life and can be difficult to handle
  • Doesn't contain extra features, such as volume control or a directional microphone
  • Is susceptible to earwax clogging

In the canal

An in-the-canal (ITC) hearing aid is custom molded and fits partly in the ear canal. This style can improve mild to moderate hearing loss in adults.

An in-the-canal hearing aid:

  • Is less visible in the ear than larger styles
  • Includes features that won't fit on completely-in-the-canal aids, but may be difficult to adjust due to its small size
  • Is susceptible to earwax clogging

In the ear

An in-the-ear (ITE) hearing aid is custom made in two styles — one that fills most of the bowl-shaped area of your outer ear (full shell) and one that fills only the lower part (half shell). Both are helpful for people with mild to severe hearing loss.

An in-the-ear hearing aid:

  • Includes features such as volume control and directional microphones that are easier to adjust
  • Is generally easier to insert
  • Uses larger batteries, which are easier to handle and last longer
  • Is susceptible to earwax clogging
  • May pick up more wind noise than smaller devices
  • May pick up more wind noise than smaller devices
  • Is more visible in the ear than smaller devices

Behind the ear

A behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing aid hooks over the top of your ear and rests behind the ear. A tube connects the hearing aid to a custom earpiece called an earmold that fits in your ear canal. This type is appropriate for people of all ages and those with almost any type of hearing loss.

A behind-the-ear hearing aid:

  • Traditionally has been the largest type of hearing aid, though some newer mini designs are streamlined and barely visible
  • Is capable of more amplification than are other styles
  • May pick up more wind noise than other styles

Receiver in canal or receiver in the ear

The receiver-in-canal (RIC) and receiver-in-the-ear (RITE) styles are similar to a behind-the-ear hearing aid with the speaker or receiver in the canal or in the ear. A tiny wire, rather than tubing, connects the pieces.

A receiver-in-canal hearing aid:

  • Has a less visible behind-the-ear portion
  • Is susceptible to earwax clogging

Open fit

An open-fit hearing aid is a variation of the behind-the-ear hearing aid. This style keeps the ear canal very open, allowing for low-frequency sounds to enter the ear naturally and for high-frequency sounds to be amplified through the hearing aid. This makes the style a good choice for people with mild to profound hearing loss.

The open-fit behind-the-ear style has become the most popular. An open-fit hearing aid:

  • Is less visible
  • Doesn't plug the ear like the small in-the-canal hearing aids do, making your own speech sound better to you
  • Is difficult to handle due to small parts and batteries
  • Often lacks manual adjustments due to its small size
How they work?

Hearing aids make sounds louder so that you can hear them better. Small microphones collect sounds from the environment. A computer chip (Amplifier) converts the incoming sound into digital code. Then it analyzes and adjusts the sound based on your hearing loss, listening needs and the level of the sounds around you. The signals are then converted back into sound waves and delivered to your ears through speakers.Highly experienced hearing care professionals will suggest you the best possible hearing instrument & its usage as per your requirement at best possible technologies.

For Consultation make an appointment with

Dr.Suravi Dash
(Consultant clinical Audiologist & Speech language pathologist),
Director of Neoteric Wellbeing Centre pvt.ltd

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