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At Hearing Aid Labs South Africa, we offer personalized care and support to help you reconnect with the world through innovative hearing solutions. Our services include full diagnostic assessments, free screenings, fitting, and ongoing support. Experience the quality of German-made Audifon hearing aids, backed by over 50 years of expertise. Join us in rediscovering the joy of sound for a life filled with clearer communication and enriched experiences.

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Why are hearing aids important?

Hearing aids are indispensable tools for individuals with hearing impairments, facilitating their active participation in various aspects of life. These devices work by amplifying sounds, making them clearer and more audible to the wearer. By enhancing auditory input, hearing aids enable individuals to communicate effectively, engage in social interactions, and navigate their environment with confidence.

Additionally, hearing aids help prevent further deterioration of hearing ability by providing consistent stimulation to the auditory system. Through regular use, these devices can help maintain neural pathways and preserve the brain's ability to process sounds, thereby slowing the progression of hearing loss. Ultimately, hearing aids serve as essential aids in improving quality of life, fostering independence, and promoting overall well-being for those with hearing impairments.

How do hearing aids help?

Hearing aids play a pivotal role in enhancing the quality of life for individuals with hearing impairments. By amplifying sounds and making them clearer, hearing aids enable people to engage more fully in conversations, enjoy music, and participate in various social activities.

 

Beyond simply improving auditory perception, these devices contribute to mental well-being by reducing feelings of isolation and frustration often associated with hearing loss. Moreover, hearing aids can enhance safety by allowing individuals to better detect important auditory cues, such as alarms or approaching vehicles. Overall, by restoring access to the auditory world, hearing aids empower individuals to maintain active lifestyles and meaningful connections with others, ultimately fostering a sense of independence and confidence.

What is the difference between a screen and diagnostic test?

A hearing screen test is generally a pass or fail test. If you pass, your hearing is considered normal. If you fail, further testing would be necessary to determine the type, severity and where the hearing loss originates. The test takes about 15-30 minutes.

Simply put, a screen test tells us if there is loss. A full test tells us where and the severity of the loss.

A full diagnostic test is a complete evaluation on the health of your hearing and takes on average an hour. Our Audiologist will do an in-depth assessment that looks at the function of your outer, middle and inner ear. Some of the tests she/he will do are: bone and air conduction, pressure behind your eardrum, speech audiometry and so on.

What is Tinnitus?

Tinnitus can be described as a ringing, hissing or buzzing sound that only you can hear. It can be permanent or temporary, but either way it is usually highly irritating. Tinnitus is very common, and around 10% of the world’s population suffer from tinnitus. 

Tinnitus in itself is not a disease; it is a symptom that has many causes. Hearing loss and tinnitus often go hand-in-hand, with 80% of tinnitus sufferers experiencing some degree of hearing loss.

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Types of Hearing Aids

Behind-The-Ear (BTE)

A small device positioned behind the ear, connected to an earpiece through clear slim or standard tubing.

Receiver-in-the-canal

A small device offering ultimate discretion. The housing which contains the microphone and receiver is positioned behind the ear.

In-the-ear

The hearing aid components are positioned into a custom-made shell or housing. The shell is positioned in the ear canal.

Wireless

The Wings chip is a wireless technology fully integrated with Bluetooth and 2.4Ghz wireless frequency combine with many advanced and proved audiological features.

Tinnitus Hearing Aids

While tinnitus is not exactly treatable or curable, hearing aids do provide a way for those suffering from tinnitus to manage their symptoms.

Rechargeable

These innovative devices, equipped with AI technology, are powered by lithium-ion batteries and can be easily charged on the go with the help of the integrated power bank and protective cover.

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