Beacon Healthcare Ltd. is the official hearing aid distributor in Malta for Widex Digital Hearing Aid, the world’s leading brand in digital hearing technology. Widex focus not only on delivering the finest hearing technology, but also to provide a hearing aid which is stylish and elegant to use.
Hearing impairment is a condition that affects numerous individuals, however it is still a common belief that this is only caused by ageing. On the contrary, young people and children are prone to develop hearing loss at a very young age, if not at birth. Although there is no cure for hearing loss, submitting to a hearing test may help the user to recognize it in its earlier stages and grow accustomed to the use of hearing aids.
Technology has evolved and today’s hearing aids come in different forms and sizes.
Some hearing aids are relatively invisible to the public. These are also available in Malta.
Visit our hearing clinic in Qawra, Malta or contact us by phone or email to find out more about your hearing and the right hearing aid for you.
Discover the natural sounds of life with modern digital hearing aids from Widex. There are two types of hearing aids available: those that fit behind the ear and those that fit in the ear. Which hearing aid is just right for you depends on your lifestyle, ear shape and listening needs.
HEARING AIDS THAT FIT BEHIND THE EAR
- Moderate to severe hearing loss
HEARING AIDS THAT FIT IN THE EAR
- Mild to moderate hearing loss
Tinnitus is the sensation of hearing sound that is inaudible to others and often accompanies hearing impairment. The primary symptom of tinnitus is ringing, noise, or buzzing in the ears. Tinnitus is not a disease, but a symptom resulting from a range of underlying causes. It can be compared with phantom limb syndrome, which occurs when the brain makes the person feel pain in a limb that is no longer there.
Your brain has a drive to overcompensate
When you suffer from tinnitus, you perceive certain sounds that are generated by the nervous system of the ear and brain. The sounds are often characterised as hissing, ringing, buzzing, humming or the like.
The brain has a drive to overcompensate for what it is not getting from the ears because of hearing loss, often caused by hair cell damage. This can result in the perception of tinnitus.
Tinnitus is often accompanied by a series of common difficulties such as sleeping problems, irritation, difficulty relaxing, problems focusing on speech and concentration difficulties.
Tinnitus is often accompanied by hearing loss
Hearing loss may also be an associated condition of tinnitus. In 90 percent of the members in the American Tinnitus Association who are effected by tinnitus, hearing loss was also reported.*
*American Tinnitus Association
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The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that hearing loss affects more than 250 million people worldwide. But how can you tell if you are one of them?
Look for these hearing loss signs:
- Difficulty understanding people, especially in crowded places like restaurants
- The need to have phrases repeated
- High volume on the TV or stereo
- Difficulty hearing on the phone
- Difficulty following group conversations
Conductive hearing losses can sometimes be helped through surgical or medical treatment. In most cases, however, hearing aids are the only means of helping hearing loss. This is especially true with sensorinueral hearing losses.
There is a wide variety of hearing aids available today in which sound reproduction can be tailored to the user’s own unique hearing loss and needs. It is important to note that, while hearing aids may not restore normal hearing they can significantly improve hearing ability in all situations – allowing for a fuller life.
Here at Beacon we specialise in the diagnosis and treatment of hearing loss. Our facility offers the latest technology in digital hearing aids and hearing test equipment, operated by an experienced team of professionals. Contact us or visit us at our service centre for more information on hearing loss and treatments available.
CHILDREN AND HEARING LOSS
Hearing is an essential factor in children’s speech and language development. Consequently, it is important that if a child has any hearing impairment, it is detected at the earliest possible stage.
It can be worrying to discover that your child has impaired hearing. For most parents it is a sorrow that has to be lived through, and it can be hard to recognise and accept that life may have turned out differently from the way we had imagined.
Many questions naturally arise:
- How can we communicate with our child, if he or she cannot hear?
- Can our child have a normal childhood?
- Does it hurt to wear hearing aids?
- Will the child be able to speak normally?
- Will our child have to wear hearing aids for the rest of his or her life?
- How will things go in school?
But do not despair. There is no reason why a child with impaired hearing should not have a good childhood and develop quite normally. Take one step at a time, and listen to the skilled, professional advice you are offered by your doctor or ear specialist.
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Take action on your hearing loss, or the hearing loss of a loved one today. Call us +356 21 576171