Most children in Singapore would have had a basic hearing screening done within the first few days of birth. However, some children’s hearing loss may be missed or developed much later. A child who has difficulties hearing may not understand that he or she hears differently from everyone else and can affect his or her ability to learn, socialise or develop speech.
For our children services, see Hearing Tests and Services for Children.
For adults (Individual)
From the age of 18 to 50, hearing screening should be part of a person’s physical every 3 years. As hearing loss often occurs gradually, most people only notice their symptoms when their hearing has deteriorated to a more severe category.
It is recommended that all individuals have a baseline hearing examination done, to detect abnormalities quickly.
For our adult services, see Hearing Tests and Services in Singapore.
For workers (industrial)
We partner with occupational health doctors and general practitioners to provide off-site hearing screening and evaluative reports for each employee tested.
For industrial screening, see Hearing Tests and Services in Singapore.
Hearing Aids and Cochlear Implant Services
In cases of permanent hearing loss due to old age, progressive disease and noise exposure, medicine and surgery is often ineffective. Often, hearing aids, cochlear implants or assistive listening devices are required to improve a person’s listening ability. We offer the following services:
Evaluation, Management & Therapy
Management or “treatment” options for tinnitus (ringing in the ears) and hyperacusis (decreased tolerance to sound) will depend on the underlying cause. In majority of the cases where by symptom is associated with hearing loss, the patients are usually prescribed hearing aids or implants to reduce the symptoms of tinnitus. If the tinnitus persists or in the event of unknown cause, we offer:
Hearing Protection Talks
Did you know 13% of children between the ages of 6 to 19 years have developed hearing loss and tinnitus due directly to noise exposure? The most common noise source is a music player.
Our audiologist is a certified trainer of the Dangerous Decibels program, a 50-minute workshop designed to create awareness and prevent potential hearing damage by noise exposure. If you would like us to come into your schools, workplace or community send us an enquiry and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
Our staff at Faith Hearing are heavily involved in medical missions. We have conducted hearing screenings, hearing aid donation projects, as well as built hearing care centres around ASEAN region. Organisations we have contributed to include: Lions Club International, People’s Association, Tsz Chi Organisation, Church of our Saviour Singapore, BBTC Singapore and many more.
If you would like to involve us in your organisation’s community project, do email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to make an enquiry.