What is an ABR test?
Your child has been scheduled for an auditory brain stem response (ABR) test. This is a way to measure how well each ear can pick up sounds and how well the hearing nerve sends the information to the brain. The test does not require that children tell or show that sounds are heard. It is commonly done on infants and small children, or anyone who cannot or will not cooperate with routine testing.
How does a cochlear implant work?
A cochlear implant is very different from a hearing aid. Hearing aids amplify sounds so they may be detected by damaged ears. Cochlear implants bypass damaged portions of the ear and directly stimulate the auditory nerve. Signals generated by the implant are sent by way of the auditory nerve to the brain, which recognizes the signals as sound. Hearing through a cochlear implant is different from normal hearing and takes time to learn or relearn. However, it allows many people to recognize warning signals, understand other sounds in the environment, and enjoy a conversation in person or by telephone.
What is vestibular rehabilitation?
Vestibular rehabilitation is a technique that can be used to manage dizziness or balance problems caused by damage to the balance organs of the inner ear, called the vestibular organs. It involves performing a programme of exercises designed to improve your dizziness or balance problems. Some departments also provide advice on how to reduce the effect of your dizziness or balance problems on your everyday life.
What is Integrated Signal Processing?
Integrated signal processing is the core technology platform used in the Inteo hearing aid. Under this technology platform, every processing feature within the hearing aid is integrated with the other processing features so that they share the intermediate and final results with each other in order to further enhance the performance of the hearing aid. In addition, wearer information is also integrated into the processing of the hearing aid so that processing may be customized. This method of signal processing is fundamentally different (and more advanced) than the conventional methods of sequential and/or parallel processing where the signal processing of each feature is independent of each other.