There are multiple consideration and some challenges when addressing the needs of people with Noise-Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL). About 60% of our clients have NIHL and we believe our audiologists are amongst the most experienced in addressing the challenges that this type of loss poses and to ensure that you have a successful outcome.
The considerations of NIHL include:
- The correct selection and fitting of hearing aids. This can be challenging because of the type of hearing loss that is caused by noise. Our audiologists need to consider things like the "steepness" and shape of the audiogram, cochlear dead zones and balancing comfort and performance. The experience of our audiologists means that they have seen and addressed all of these challenges when fitting hearing aids to people with NIHL in the past
- The use of accessories; to help you hear the TV better, to hear better at meetings, for the phone and to hear over a distance. We offer a range of hearing aid add-ons and accessories from leading suppliers
- Managing any associated tinnitus. At MAC our audiologists offer you a holistic approach to tinnitus management
- Protecting the remaining hearing from further damage with the use of appropriate hearing protection