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Hair expert: How well do I really hear?

Audiologist Jürgen Matthies
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5 questions to audiologist Jürgen Matthies, Nienburg

How can I tell if I have a hearing loss?

A first indication is frequent demands because you did not understand something. Or others complain about too loud TV and radio equipment. The impression that all people mumble and speak indistinctly is another serious indication of hearing loss.

How long does a hearing check take?

About 10 - 15 minutes. A quick test lasts little more than three minutes and a detailed test with so-called "understanding test" around 30 minutes.

Are there any innovations?

Modern hearing systems are high-tech devices with ever shorter innovation cycles.

This constantly improves precision, speed and individual adaptation to the listening habits. Intelligent hearing systems enable good hearing again in a wide range of life situations.

What does the cashier actually pay?

The fixed amounts of the statutory health insurance are about 400 euros per hearing. Private grants are often higher, but they vary from fund to fund.

And what does the audiobook bring?

The new Hörpass documents the development of hearing over several years. Since hearing loss usually creeps in slowly and initially goes unnoticed by many people, incipient hearing loss can now be detected in good time and treated in the best possible way.

You can find an FGH partner nearby at www.forum-gutes-hoeren.de .

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