It's not easy to be familiar with new devices for the first time and that's totally understandable. If you're a newbie, don't get discouraged. There is still time to undergo counselling so you'll know how to use hearing aids and develop your listening abilities.
First-time wearers usually have issues adapting to their own environment since they hear things that don’t seem natural to them. If someone close to you is suffering from hearing loss, you definitely know what we are exactly talking about. As a trusted hearing care centre, The Listening Lab provides professional hearing assessment and our hearing experts keep track of every person’s progress in terms of communication abilities.
How do we define Aural Rehabilitation
Aural/listening rehabilitation can be divided into major parts. People who are having difficulty hearing can undergo training that involves listening/hearing tests, proper usage of hearing aids and speech tests. Basically, aural rehabilitation simply means to train people with hearing problem so they can properly communicate and learn how to adjust in our society.
Aural Rehabilitation and Its Benefits
Aural rehabilitation is so important and this is the reason why a person with hearing loss is often endorsed to hearing care professionals. If someone is suffering from this kind of condition, proper counselling must be considered all the time. This is definitely necessary for faster improvement. A certain number of days in the clinic can speed up the entire process since we are focusing on important areas. Buying hearing aids is essential but training patients on how to cope up with their lives on a daily basis, especially with their new found hearing, is something that should not be ignored.
Speech clarity - When using hearing aids, it is also good to hear your own voice. This will give a clue in which direction you want to go. Our hearing professionals can let patients hear their own voices and take speech exercises whenever possible. This includes simple pronunciations that can have a positive impact on their speaking abilities.
Self-confidence - Aural rehabilitation utilises a proper method to boost confidence since it is a classroom setting with complete resources that can make our patients knowledgeable.
Avoid communication barriers - Patients are being trained to hear/listen, speak and comprehend so they can easily interact with other people around them.
Use of hearing aids - Patients are being taught how to understand basic device functionalities so it can maximise their hearing and listening abilities. Our experts are making sure that people who have these conditions are familiar with the current hearing device technology. We consider sessions that commonly target their weak areas to further improve them.
The Listening Lab is providing free listening rehabilitation sessions with selected hearing aid model purchases. Its purpose is to meet the needs of individuals who are seeking faster improvement through their hearing aids.
What our customers say:
Person in charge nice and helpful with warm smiling face. Should you have hearing problem, can seek for her advise.
The Voice of two Generations in Singapore radio, Mr Brian Richmond, has chosen The Listening Lab to be his audiology and hearing services provider. We could not be prouder! Brian is the definitive household name in English Radio since the early years of Singapore's founding, starting with Rediffusion followed by Radio One and now with Gold 90.5FM as well as Vintage Radio Singapore. His honeyed voice and selection of music filling our ears as we lived the bustle of our daily lives. Soccer fans from the Malaysia Cup era of soccer will never forget his heart-pounding commentary from "live" matches, as we experienced the ups and downs of the Singapore Lions in the 1970s to 90s. Few people know sound as well as Brian so we are immensely proud that he has chosen The Listening Lab to be his choice and solution for better hearing. Our Executive Director Kelvin Lee is proudly beaming ear-to-ear in this photo with Brian. But you wont be able to see it through the masks!
I started experiencing loss of hearing sometimes in 2010 (41 years old) owing to some medical issue. I was having difficulties hearing conservation especially in meeting. Thus, giving me the fear in attending meeting. Initially I started with Phonak hearing aid. It helps amplified the sound and I could hear better then. Somehow, my hearing loss deteriorated further that in late 2012 (43 years old), there was profound loss of hearing on my right ear. Even digital hearing aid could not help. On my left ear there is still about 50% to 60% hearing with hearing aid. I was lost at this point of time. I was considering learning sign language. I went to see my ENT specialist and my audiologist Mr. Bala advised me to go for an CI as an alternative to my hearing loss. The Cochlear Implant I went to consult my ENT doctor (Dr Raymond Ngo) about CI and he described to me how it works. I was happy to learn that I could hear again with the CI. I was not concerned by the operation I needed to go through, it was the cost of that was my main obstacle. It cost about 15 to 20 times more than a normal digital hearing aid. My first CI (AB Q70) – 2013 (44 years old) In the beginning of 2013, I totally lost my hearing on my right ear. In December 2013, I went through the operation for my right ear. About one week after the operation, the processor (Advance Bionic Q70) was switched on. It was wonderful experience when I can hear again. At first, it sounded like “mickey mouse” voice when I hear people talking around me. But very quickly, I have adopted and though it is not perfectly the same as before my hearing loss, it is more enough to let me live normally again. It works very well in quiet environment but is still a challenge in noisy places, like hawker centre or site meeting etc. In 2015, my Q70 was upgraded to Q90 processor, which is what I am using today. The sound quality is much better and has more functions/program in its software. In 2016, my left ear also suffered complete hearing loss. Though hearing with just the right ear is sufficient for my daily routine, I still felt handicapped at times. I cannot hear properly if people stand on my left side while talking to me or call me from behind. Understand that our local government will not subside for the second ear implant and the cost of CI is also not cheap, I could only go with one hearing ear at the moment. I also thank God for Engineer and Scientist, giving them the knowledge to create such a complex and sophisticate device to help those with hearing loss like me. It will be all perfect if the cost is affordable too.
I took my mum to Listening Lab at Simei to get her hearing aid fixed, during our first visit, she patiently explained the whole procedure to my mum and also explain to my mum why she really in need to fix the hearing aid. She is very knowledgeable, and friendly, and we are encouraged to ask questions. she is also very patient with old people which is the most importance. Also her after service is superb so I highly recommend.