Hearing Loss and Hearing Aids – A Personal Experience While in Malaysia

Written by ClinicTrip on June 11, 2017

The following experience regarding a hearing loss evaluation and hearing aid recommendations was submitted by a ClinicTrip user residing in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Do you have problems hearing conversations when you are in a crowded room? Have you had damage to your hearing or it just something you avoid and don’t want to visit a doctor to have your hearing tested?

When I had my health screening at Gleneagles Hospital in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, I decided to have the hearing test included. I knew I had some hearing loss and wanted to see if it had changed. The results came back and it showed that I have more hearing loss in one ear and less hearing loss in the other. It was confirmed.

I was also told that the ringing in my ear came from the brain, not from the ear. I always thought it was because of an explosion near my ear. Well, it turned out that the explosion affected the brain and not the ear.

I was sent to the auditory clinic when I was at the hospital and the technician placed hearing aids near my ear. They attached to the ear and were hidden comfortably behind the ear.  She adjusted the aids until I could hear every sound and every conversation around me. I couldn’t hear the ringing in the ear any more which was a big relief.

The hearing aids were from Norway and were easy to wear and very light. The technician said that they were the best ones on the market. They had other brands of hearing aids as well. The next question was the price. I knew that hearing aids in the U.S. were very expensive. Friends back home told me what they cost. The Norwegian aids in Kuala Lumpur were half the price of the ones in the U.S.! They were very affordable and some people may have the costs covered with their medical insurance.

So, it you have hearing issues while living in Malaysia go to Gleneagles Hospital in Kuala Lumpur in the Ampang area and get your hearing tested. If you need hearing aids, they are happy to help you decide which aids work best for you and I found the experience very helpful and efficient.