Hear together

NTU students are encouraging family and friends to accompany seniors to go for hearing screenings. More than half of Singapore’s seniors would be more inclined to participate in a hearing screening when accompanied by a family or friend, according to a survey done by...
“I can’t hear you”

“I can’t hear you”

Two seniors reveal their hearing loss and their hearing aid woes. BY: Eleanor Yap Pauline Ong did not look too much into it when she first experienced difficulty hearing in 2005. Once during a bible study session in 2008, when there were 10 to 12 people around the...
A family deals with hearing loss, together

A family deals with hearing loss, together

A former Miss Universe Singapore shares some insights to talking to family members about getting hearing aids. BY: Eleanor Yap   Valerie Lim, 30, a former Miss Universe Singapore, had a hard time talking to her 58-year-old mother, Eugine Soh. There was one...
Singapore’s first mobile hearing clinics

Singapore’s first mobile hearing clinics

The one-stop clinic, which provides comprehensive hearing test, hearing aid fittings and aural rehabilitation services, is planning to screen 8,000 residents aged 40 and above.   Over the next two years, 8,000 residents aged 40 years old and above will benefit...
A convenient way to hear

A convenient way to hear

A new company bets on convenience as the way to enable seniors to enjoy better hearing. Did you know that it is estimated that only two percent of people with hearing loss in Singapore actually have hearing aids, shared one of four founders of Nessa Asia, Maxime...
Training your brain to understand better

Training your brain to understand better

For those with light hearing loss or those who have given up on their hearing aids, there is a new solution that trains your brain to process sound faster and more accurately.   BY: Eleanor Yap   If you thought that it was your ears that actually do the...
Choosing the right hearing aid

Choosing the right hearing aid

Hearing loss is a common condition affecting older adults. In Singapore, those who above 60 years old, it is estimated that over 80 percent may have some degree of hearing loss.   BY: Eleanor Yap   You have been told you may need a hearing aid. But you have some...