Hearing loss in adults

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Hearing loss in adults

Postby jacsplace » Wed Jan 02, 2013 3:43 pm

Can anyone recommend a good doctor to visit to test hearing in adults? Thank you!

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Re: Hearing loss in adults

Postby Han Seo » Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:55 am

Hi,

I saw Dr. Paul Mok, an ENT specialist, at Khoo Teck Phuat hospital. As I had tinnitus as well, he did a physical examination of my ears, head and neck area, as well as blood tests to rule out other causes. The hearing assessment was done at the hospital as well, by an audiologist called Lawrence. Dr. Mok is very patient. Overall, a good experience.

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Re: Hearing loss in adults

Postby jacsplace » Fri Jan 04, 2013 5:13 pm

Thanks, Han Seo. The hospital is not very convenient for me.

Someone said those shops that sell hearing aids do tests too. And that their tests are thorough because hearing aids have to be customised for each person. Has anyone tried this? Are the tests free? Any catch?

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Re: Hearing loss in adults

Postby MMM » Fri Jan 04, 2013 5:19 pm

jacsplace wrote:Thanks, Han Seo. The hospital is not very convenient for me.

Someone said those shops that sell hearing aids do tests too. And that their tests are thorough because hearing aids have to be customised for each person. Has anyone tried this? Are the tests free? Any catch?


Hi,

Dh brought mil to a hearing aids shop at parkway parade (beside lorna whiston) and did the hearing aid. Mil has been partially deaf for many years which I heard is due to injury while digging her ears. It was only when dh saw LTK with the hearing aid that triggered him as to why didn't he think of that for mil for so many years. Without the aid, we literally had to "scream" at mil for her to understand us. Think the test was free but the customised hearing aids is around $2k+. Unfortunately mil don't seem to fully utilise it saying that she will only wear it when she goes out, special function, etc... :roll: From my impression, the hearing aid needs getting used to.

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Re: Hearing loss in adults

Postby jacsplace » Fri Jan 04, 2013 5:21 pm

Thanks MMM. Can you give me the name of the shop please?

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Re: Hearing loss in adults

Postby MMM » Fri Jan 04, 2013 5:34 pm

jacsplace wrote:Thanks MMM. Can you give me the name of the shop please?


Belton
80 Marine Parade Road Parkway Parade #07-07
Singapore 449269
Tel: +65 65658333
Website : www.beltone-hearing.com.sg

Head Office:
1. BELTONE SINGAPORE
9 Penang Road Park Mall
#07-10/11/12 Singapore 238459
Tel: +65 63338333 Fax: +65 63331303
Branches:
2. BELTONE HEARING CARE CENTRE (WEST COAST PLAZA)
154 West Coast Road West Coast Plaza
#01-83 Singapore 127371
Tel: +65 67778333
3. BELTONE HEARING CARE CENTRE (HOLLAND VILL)
3 Lorong Liput Holland Village Shopping Mall
#02-07A Singapore 277725
Tel: +65 64648333
4. BELTONE HEARING CENTRE (ORCHARD)
9 Penang Road Park Mall
#07-12 Singapore 238459
Tel: +65 63338333

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Re: Hearing loss in adults

Postby MMM » Fri Jan 04, 2013 5:37 pm

BTW, not sure which part of Singapore you are at.

I actually saw a new hearing aid company that has open in the Hougang polyclinic vicinity. I didn't get the name.

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Re: Hearing loss in adults

Postby Han Seo » Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:06 pm

Although I saw the ENT doctor at KTP hospital, I had my hearing aids fitted at BLOOM hearing specialist at Hougang polyclinic because they had the zen tones that I needed for my tinnitus.

Bloom Hearing Specialists
Hougang polyclinic Level 1
89 Hougang Ave 4
S(538829)
Tel: 6343 4614

The audiologist is Ms Elsy Lee.

My friend had used Belton and she said the service is good, but not sure which branch she went to.

Yes, the hearing aids need getting used to. The sooner you get it fitted, the better the outcome because the brain is still able to adapt.

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Re: Hearing loss in adults

Postby jacsplace » Sun Jan 06, 2013 9:36 pm

Hi MMM and Han Seo,

Thanks very much for your help. They look promising. I'll check out the Orchard outlets as they're the most convenient for me.

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Re: Hearing loss in adults

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