|Subject:||Decision Levels for Hearing Aids?|
|Posted by:||H. Forstner (…@fly-by-byte.de)|
|Date:||Fri, 17 Apr 2009|
my father has a big problem with his hearing.
Up to now he has a hearing aid from Siemens, which is not loud enough
I know there are newer products on the market, but which are pretty
expensive. In Germany up to 3000,- Euros for each Ear.
We went to a Shop, but I had the feeling they want to sell my father
anything, if it solves his problem or not, as long as he pays
With the actual hearing aids on the market, is there a level
(roundabout) of hearing loss to which an aid is effective?
Somebody has lost 70% of his hearing & understanding ability. Can the
aid help him to understand his neighbor again? Or is it wasted money?
Where is the Transition Level, (Aid or not), at 40% or... ?
Is there also such a Level for beginners of hearing problems?
Since I am a Technician I would like to test my own ears.
I have a good Audiogeneratorsystem and I can check if the Output
Signal is OK.
How much level dB does the usual testequipment apply to the ears?
I work for a church office and I'm responsible for the audio systems
in more than 100 Churches.
Surely a lot of people come and ask for help.
Up to know I install Infrared Headsets from Sennheiser in the Church
and 99% are satisfied with it.
But I'm seeking for a good solution when they leave the hall...
thanks in advance