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Hearing loss problem can affect the development of kids.For the better development hearing loss fitting kits are very necessary.Hearing aid fitting kit for kids is a ppt to know about the Causes of hearing loss,Need for hearing test ,Kinds of hearing aids, Need for cochlear implant in kids and its cost , Difference between Hearing aid and Cochlear implant and the prevention you should keep in mind before using hearing aid kits for kids. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Hearing aid fitting kits for kids (1)


1
Hearing aid fitting kits for kids
  • A kid with hearing loss can affect the
    development .
  • To develop better hearing skills in kids use of
    hearing kit and
  • Cochlear implant is a necessity.
  • Source Hearing Solution

2
Causes of hearing loss
  • 1.Connexin26(GJB2)-It is protein found in GJB2
    gene and it is most common cause of sensorineural
    hearing loss.
  • 2. Vestibular Schwannoma(Acoustic Neuroma)-It
    grows slowly from an overproduction of Schwann
    cells. It causes unilateral or asymmetric hearing
    loss, tinnitus, and loss of balance.

3
Hearing test
  • It is very important to take a hearing test
    before buying a hearing kit.An audiologist will
    select the test that will best suits your kids
    age ,ability and overall circumstances.
  • Types of hearing test
  • 1. Behaviour observation audiometry(BOA)
  • 2 Visual reinforcement orientation
    audiometry(VROA)
  • 3.Play audiometry

4
Kinds of hearing aids
  • 1.In-the-ear (ITE) hearing aids
  • 2.Behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing aids
  • 3.Canal aids
  • 4.Body aids.

5
Behind- the -ear(BTE)
  • For the kids behind the ear kit is recommended
    for a couple of reasons. Behind- the- ear can
    accommodates various ear mold types and as the
    kid grows the earmold can be easily be detached
    and remade .Its cost starts from Rs 650 and above.

6
Cochlear Implant for kids
  • It is an Electronic device which passes the
    sound in the form
  • of electrical signals via the hearing nerve to
    the brain.
  • For the kid who suffer from serious to profound
    hearing loss and those who do not have any
    benefit from hearing kits.

7
Cochlear implant cost
  • It depends on variety of factors such as
    duration and extent of a patients hearing loss
    prior to surgery. It will cost you 40,000
    around in india.

8
Hearing aids vs Cochlear implant
  • Hearing aids
  • Hearing aids are helpful for mild to moderate
    hearing loss.
  • Hearing aid amplify the sound.
  • Less Expensive.
  • No risk with hearing aid.
  • More control over the instrument.
  • Cochlear implants
  • Cochlear implants are helpful for severe to
    profound or hard hearing loss.
  • Cochlear implants transform the sound into
    electrical energy.
  • More expensive.
  • Risk associated with the surgery.
  • Less control over the instrument.

9
Speech therapy
  • Use easy words like aa, pa
  • Speak slowly so that kid should understand each
    and every word.
  • Read books to your kid.
  • Use hand gestures and connect that hand gestures
    with words.

10
Preventions
  • 1. Hearing aid and their molds are cleaned from
    time to time.
  • 2.When not in use should be kept away from any
    kind of heat.
  • 3.Parents should keep an eye on kid so they dont
    pull out the hearing aid.
  • 4.Use of paper clips to attach hearing aid to
    their clothes.
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