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Hearing aid medical stethoscope in Calgary and throughout Alberta

A stethoscope is an important tool for many medical professionals including doctors, nurses, paramedics and veterinarians. It allows health-care experts to monitor vital signs and identify irregularities in bodily functions. For those with a hearing impairment, however, a regular stethoscope may prove inadequate amplification. Fortunately, Soundwave Hearing Care’s hearing aid medical stethoscope molds can allow them to continue using this vital tool in conjunction with their hearing aids.

How can they help?

There’s a misconception that people who wear hearing aids can’t use a stethoscope. This may discourage students with a hearing impairment from pursuing a career in medicine. It can also prompt health-care professionals to put off acknowledging their hearing loss and seeking care.

Fortunately, access to a hearing aid medical stethoscope allows doctors, nurses, paramedics, veterinarians and others to use a stethoscope in their day-to-day work while wearing hearing aids. Custom molds replace the generic earpieces of a traditional stethoscope that press up against hearing aid components and can hinder their function.

What are the advantages?

A hearing aid medical stethoscope is a practical alternative to removing one’s hearing aids in order to use an amplified stethoscope. Additionally, an amplified stethoscope may not be sufficient without the use of hearing aids, depending on the severity of the person’s hearing loss.

The custom molds of a hearing aid medical stethoscope allow the wearer to use the device in conjunction with their hearing aids, which are programmed to meet the person’s specific needs. For example, heartbeats and breathing are low-frequency sounds. Therefore, a medical professional with hearing loss affecting low frequencies will require hearing aids programmed to emphasize this range of sounds.

How do they work?

Hearing aid medical stethoscope molds are ideal for use with completely-in-canal (CIC) and in-the-canal (ITC) hearing aids. The custom eartips can be modified to match the shape of these canal hearing aids. This prevents the stethoscope eartips from pressing up against the hearing aids and causing discomfort.

Additionally, hearing aid medical stethoscope molds are designed to ensure sound is properly transmitted into the hearing aid device for optimal function. These molds are custom-made to match the contours of the wearer’s ear so that the eartips stay in place while the stethoscope is being used.

Custom molds can also be used to replace the eartips on amplified stethoscopes so that these devices can be used in conjunction with hearing aids. Alternatively, behind-the-ear hearing aids can be modified to accommodate the stethoscope’s eartips.

A hearing aid medical stethoscope is just one of many solutions for medical professionals with a hearing impairment. For more information on the available technology and to find an optimal solution based on your needs, speak with an audiologist or hearing aid practitioner.

Where can you learn more?

In addition to our hearing care services, the team of professionals at Soundwave Hearing Care offers hearing aid medical stethoscope molds. Our audiologists can help you find the right hearing aids and custom accessories to meet your needs and career goals. For more information or to schedule a consultation, contact us today. We’re proud to serve Albertans out of our clinics in Calgary, Grande Prairie, High River and Lethbridge.

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