FAQ's

What types of speech disorders and language disorders affect school-age children?

Q.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)


Q.what causes hearing loss?

The main cause of hearing loss is something we all have to come to terms with - our age. However, it can also be a result from disease,trauma or long-term exposure to damaging noise.

Q.What is Tinnitus?

Tinnitus is an abnormal perception of a sound reported by a patient but is unrelated to an external source of stimulation.. It may be intermittent, constant or fluctuant, mild or severe, and may vary from a low roaring sensation to a high pitched type of sound. It may or may not be associated with a hearing loss. It is also classified further into subjective tinnitus (a noise perceived by the patient alone) or objective (a noise perceived by the patient as well as by another listener). Subjective tinnitus is common; however, objective tinnitus is relatively uncommon. The location of tinnitus may be in the ear(s) and/or in the head

Q.What is a hearing aid and how does it work?

A hearing aid is an electronic, battery-operated device that amplifies sound. Each hearing aid contains a microphone that converts sound into electrical signals. The amplifier increases the loudness of individual frequencies and the speaker sends the sound to the ear

Q.What can I expect from my hearing aids?

You can expect that after you have adapted and learned to use them properly (usually 4 to 8 weeks), many "speech sound" benefits from hearing aids will become available to you. You can expect your ability to perceive speech correctly will be enhanced. You can expect most conversations will be much easier with the hearing aids. You can expect more relaxed hearing, more confidence and more satisfaction from your conversations. Additionally, you can expect to hear warning sounds more readily with the hearing aids, than without



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