FAQ of Speech Disorder, Hearing loss and Cochlear Implants
Frequently asked questions about your speech disorder problem, hearing loss problem and many more
Q. How early can we test a baby for hearing status ?
A. We can test a baby at 1st day of his/her birth, with a screening test called OAE.
Q. What care should be taken after the fitting of a Hearing Aid ?
- Auditory training
- Detailed product training
- Monitoring of ear moulds
Q. How do I know hearing aids will work for me ?
A. Consumers who buy hearing aids are entitled to a trial period, usually 30 days from the time of fitting. During this period, your Audiologist or Hearing Care Professional will work with you to ensure your complete satisfaction. You will have follow up visits to fine tune your instruments, and if necessary, any changes to the style or circuitry can be made.
Q. What results can be expected from a cochlear implant ?
A. While many factors affect outcomes for both children and adults, typically, the younger a child who was born deaf is implanted, the greater the benefit achieved in the areas of speech perception and speech and language development. A predictive factor for implant performance for adults who are deaf is the length of time between the onset of deafness and implantation; those with the shortest duration of deafness tend to experience better outcomes.
Q. What types of speech disorders and language disorders affect school-age children ?
A. Children may experience one or more of the following disorders:
- Speech sound disorders – (difficulty pronouncing sounds)
- Language disorders – (difficulty understanding what they hear as well as expressing themselves with words)
- Cognitive communication disorders – (difficulty with thinking skills including perception, memory, awareness, reasoning, judgment, intellect and imagination)
- Stuttering (fluency) disorders – (interruption of the flow of speech that may include hesitations, repetitions, prolongations of sounds or words)
- Voice disorders – (quality of voice that may include hoarseness, nasality, volume (too loud or soft)