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New age hearing loss treatment – Cochlear Implants


Cochlear implants are fast replacing regular hearing aids and the feedback from uses has been increasingly positive when it comes to the treatment of hearing loss.

What is a cochlear implant?

It is the hair cells of the cochlea (inner ear) is damaged could cause hearing loss. Cochlear implants are actually electronic medical devices which can replace the functions of a damaged inner ear. Think of it as a prosthetic, but only it helps in restoring the ability to hear. It is a lot different than conventional hearing aids. While conventional hearing aids only make the sounds louder by amplifying it, cochlear implants helps sound signals to bypass any of the damaged hair cells in the cochlea (or inner ear) to directly provide sound signals to the brain.

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Who can they help?

Cochlear implant technology can help anybody with a severe hearing loss in both ears. Most people with severe hearing loss find no help or benefits from regular hearing aid centre Coimbatore. They can be positively benefited through cochlear implants. 

The Benefits of Cochlear Implant

Cochlear Implants have often been described as extremely beneficial for hearing loss. First of all, one can hear better with cochlear implants than with hearing aids. That is because, while hearing aid centre only amplifies sound waves or makes it louder, cochlear implants actually help to avoid any damaged hair cells in the inner ear and help send sound signals to the brain.  This means sound distinction is better with cochlear implants.

There is a lot of feedback generated and the voice is unclear. In comparison to that, cochlear implants are way clearer and louder. Music  and other tonal sounds are clearer which means  enhanced safety.

Tips to get used to your new hearing aid


Hearing aid accessories are helpful in improving hearing in people who suffer from hearing loss that result from damage to the sensory cells in the inner ear. A hearing aid magnifies the sound vibrations. The surviving hearing cells in the inner ear detect the magnified vibrations and convert them into neural signals. These are passed on the brain, thus the patient is able to hear.

Once you have got your invisible hearing aids, it is natural for you to take time to get adjusted to the addition to your lifestyle. There are certain things that can help you to transition smoothly.

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  • You must note that getting used to hearing aids with hearing aid centre Coimbatore will take time. It is not an overnight process. You will notice that your listening skills improve gradually. You need to get accustomed to the amplification. Initially even your own voice may sound a bit different.
  • You need to use your hearing aid device in different environments. The amplified sounds will sound different in different places. So you need to get used to using them in different kinds of environments.
  • You must seek the support of close family members, relatives and friends. You could also join a group of people using hearing aids.
  • Your audiologist is the best consultant to guide you through the entire process. Thus you must give your feedback in regard to the use of the hearing aid and seek advice what could be done to improve your hearing further. We at Sky Speech andHearing Care provide you with the best consultation.

Identifying symptoms of autism in your child - Sky Speech and Hearing care


Autism or Autism Spectrum Disorder is a developmental disorder that starts showing signs in a child at a very young age, within the first few months of his or her birth. In some cases, children show no signs at all and grow up quite normally until 2 years of age when they suddenly show up Autistic signs like a stagnation in learning new skills or they might even seem to forget the skills they once learnt. The earlier the signs are detected in an Autistic child, the better it would be as proper treatments can be started earlier. An early treatment can help the child to overcome the communication and behavioral challenges better. 
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If your child show these signs, then immediately seek for help,

  • They avoid eye-to-eye contact frequently.
  • Their non-verbal communication skills like making gestures, facial expressions and body posture do not develop properly.
  • Some Autistic children even fail to respond when their names are being called.
  • They may face problems in paying attention on the same subject as another person is focussing on.
  • They lack interest in sharing their objects such as toys, or are even unable to play with others. Hence, they like to play alone.
  • Some Autistic children suffer from ‘Echolalia’, that is, they repeat the same words or expressions that they have heard a day or a week ago, over and over again.
  • An Autistic child is found to be flapping his/her hands and rocking his/her bodies frequently.
  • Some children may also indulge in self-injuring activities like eye-poking, head banging, biting their own hands and skin-picking. 
The above information which is keenly analyzed and observed by the experts from Sky Speech and Hearing Care.

Hearing problems in Children - Sky Speech and Hearing Care


According to one of the recent reports of World Health Organization (WHO), there is an increasing prevalence of hearing problems amongst young children in recent times. The report states that as many as 32 million kids worldwide are impaired with hearing loss. What is more startling in this report is that out of the total cases 60% of such cases were preventable. This means that 19 million children who suffered could have been saved from such irreversible hearing loss. Experts are of the opinion that a child who struggles to hear may also struggle to learn to speak. He or she may therefore underachieve at school and end up being socially isolated.

Experts feel that many of the ear related problems can be treated easily if treated in time. It is recommended that you do not ignore any sign of hearing loss at an early age of your children.
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 Why hearing problems occur in children?

According to WHO major causes of the problem are usually genetic causes, infections such as measles, mumps, rubella and meningitis. It may also happen due to complications at birth, including prematurity, low birth weight and neonatal jaundice. You must also note that use of medicines unknowingly can also lead to hearing loss. Sky speech and hearing loss treatment gives some details of dos and don'ts here.

Dos and Don’ts

As a teacher or as parents you should never slap kids, landing the pressure close to their ears. Shock and trauma to ears can lead to severe damage to ear drums. This may ultimately result in loss of hearing capabilities for the child.

While the child is bathing you should ensure that water does not enter the ears. You must also avoid swimming in unclean water at all costs. This might to lead to ear infections. If your child swims regularly he or she must use swimming caps.

Experts say that infants must be medically tested for the presence of hearing problems. Early detection leads to better treatment. Providing better treatment from hearing aid centre Coimbatore.

You must also see to it that no sharp object is inserted in the ears at any point of time.

You must ensure that your child is kept away from loud music. This could be from radio, television or any other source. The frequency of these at most times is more than enough to impact the hearing capability. According to experts as a result of this the child start developing hearing problems so steadily that you do not even get to know they have a hearing problem.

Electronic gadgets can cause speech delay - Sky Speech and Hearing Care

Delay the use of touch screen electronics for your baby or risk speech delay


A new study has found a link between the use of handheld devices by babies and speech delay. The study was presented at the 2017 Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting. The research studied the correlation between speech delay and time spent by children between ages six months and two years with handheld electronics (smartphones, tablets and electronic games). Of the study group of 1,070 kids, about 70% of the children had no handheld screen time and 20% spent an average of 28 minutes per day using handheld, touch screen electronic devices. The researchers identified a significant association between handheld screen time and expressive speech disorder. They also found that for every 30 minutes of screen use above the average the risk increased 49%. Analyzed by speech therapy centres in Coimbatore.
 
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More research is needed
 

This was initial research and the only concrete finding was the need for more research. Regardless, we speech therapy for children are not surprised by the speech delay results. Many of the children are obsessed with the smartphones and iPads and if they are in sight it is very difficult to keep them motivated to do any other activity. Smartphone use definitely  seems to work against improving or promoting social language skills.
 

Note, this study looked at very young children.

Technology is great to motivate pre-schoolers and grade school children to learn (ex. preschoolers learning letters or grade school kids practicing math facts). In developing infants it sure seems to cause some trouble.

Hence it is important to take sensible decisions as parents to help your child progress.
 

Recognizing ADHD in toddlers - Sky Speech and Hearing Care


Does your child have attention deficit hyperactive disorder also known as ADHD? It’s not always easy to tell, since toddlers tend to have difficulty paying attention in general.

But ADHD is more than just typical toddler behavior. The condition can extend beyond toddler age to affect teens and even adults. This is why it’s important to recognize signs of ADHD in early childhood. This is especially analyzed by the our specialist of speech therapy centres in Coimbatore.

Read on for a checklist of symptoms to watch out for.

Is it ADHD?

Toddler-aged children from 2 to 3 years old can display symptoms of ADHD.

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The three main signs of the condition in kids over age 3 :

  • Inattention
  • Hyperactivity
  • Impulsivity

These behaviors also occur in children without ADHD. Your child won’t be diagnosed with the condition unless symptoms continue for more than six months and affect their ability to participate in age-appropriate activities. Great care needs to be taken in diagnosing a child under 5 with ADHD, particularly if medication is being considered with Sky speech and hearing care centre.

Activities that indicate ADHD

- Inability to focus on one activity
- Difficulty listening as a result of distraction
- Being overly fidgety and squirmy
- Having an inability to sit still for calm activities like eating and having books read to them
-  Running from toy to toy, or constantly being in motion
- Having difficulty controlling their emotions
- Aggressive behavior when playing
- Overly bold behavior
- Inability to hop on one foot by age 4

If you are feeling dubious about your child’s behavior, don’t guess — consult a  specialist

Tips to improve listening skills in toddlers


Making your toddler listen to you can be a huge task. Each child is different and their temperaments differ. You can experiment and test various methods to understand your child better and improve their listening skills. Below are some tried and tested methods to improve listening skill of toddlers.
#1 Call using their names
Constantly calling by their names makes it clear for them they need to be alert and listen to what is said next. Calling their name will be their cue to be attentive and thereby improving their listening skills.
#2 Kneel and get their eye-level
Squat or kneel to come in direct eye-contact with your toddler. This helps make a better connection between you and child. The child grasps what is said more quicker than when said in a normal posture. Squatting down to their level and communicating positively affects their listening skills. 
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#3 Make eye contact
Even in the case for the elders, making an eye-contact means there is better level of conversation between people. Same applies to children. Make direct eye contact before you talk or give instructions. You can see that there is much more improved listening skills in your child.
#4 Use gestures and expressions
Though your child can reasonably understand your language, using gestures and expression makes it much clearer and thereby increases the listening skills of the child. For example you can furrow your eyebrow or shake your head to make your child understand better.
#5 Try singing
Music can be powerful when your toddler does not listen to you. If you try singing what you want to say, there are chances for your toddler to pay more attention and listen to what you are saying. This will gradually increase their listening skills.

Our impressive infrastructure - Sky Speech and Hearing Care


There is a reason why Sky Speech Therapy is one of the best clinics in town. Our combination of expert professionals and best in class technology is our strength. Some of our impressive infrastructure include the following.
Special individual attention
The sessions at Sky Speech & Hearing Care are held individually for every student. We understand that each child is unique and each child has their own pace of learning. To facilitate finest training, we have made our sessions one-on-one and effective.
Spaciously constructed learning area
We let the children spread their imagination, thoughts and cognition. For this we have spacious cabins for learning and engaging in activities. Children are encouraged to expand their skills and learning in these spacious cabins.
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Innovative therapy methods
Special children deserve a special treatment. The children are encouraged to play with therapeutic toys that are aimed for learning and developing cognitive skills. Children are made to play with water, sand and clay to diversify their imagination and skills. The time they spend at Sky speech Centre is guaranteed to make them feel special and cared. 
Acoustic room for audiology
Meticulously planned and designed acoustic room makes patients comfortable for the diagnosis and audiometric tests. Accurate inference greatly helps in providing the best service to our patients.
Spacious playground in controlled environment
Sky Speech center offers a spacious playground with all amenities in a controlled environment keeping in mind the safety and comfort of children. Their interaction with their surroundings and individuals is developed in this manner.

Special children deserve special attention !


Every child is unique. Each grows and learns at their own pace. From the moment a baby is born, there are several milestones like turning around, responding to light and sounds, co-ordination of hands and eyes, imitating sounds and so on. The baby needs to constantly develop social/emotional skills, language and communication skills through noises and gestures. Their cognitive skills like responding to name, recognizing people and physical developments like crawling, sitting up and pulling themselves up to stand are also equally important.

If you find a difference in your baby like he/she does not respond to sounds, lack of eye contact, difficulty in recognizing people and does not communicate, or in the case of older children if they are not able to completely give attention to the conversation or they find it difficult to understand or respond appropriately, it is important that you consult an expert.

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Special Attention for every child

The sessions at Sky Speech & Hearing Care are held individually for every student. We speech therapy for children understand that each child is unique and each child has their own pace of learning. To facilitate finest training, we have made our sessions one-on-one and effective.

Spacious Learning Area

We let the children spread their imagination, thoughts and cognition. For this we hearing aid centre Coimbatore have spacious cabins for learning and engaging in activities. Children are encouraged to expand their skills and learning in these spacious cabins.

Innovative Therapy

Special children deserve a special treatment. The children are encouraged to play with therapeutic toys that are aimed for learning and developing cognitive skills. Children are made to play with water, sand and clay to diversify their imagination and skills. The time they spend at Sky speech therapy centres in Coimbatore is guaranteed to make them feel special and cared.

Acoustic Room for Audiology

Meticulously planned and designed acoustic room makes patients comfortable for the diagnosis and audiometric tests. Accurate inference greatly helps in providing the best service to our patients.

Spacious Playground in Controlled Environment

Sky speech therapy for children offers a spacious playground with all amenities in a controlled environment keeping in mind the safety and comfort of children. Their interaction with their surroundings and individuals is developed in this manner.