Social-medical and technical consultation of hearing-impaired patients with hearing systems of all kinds

In addition to technical advice on the hearing instruments themselves, it is essential to be informed about possible additional devices. The simplest additional devices that can be used together with hearing systems are telephone adapters, additional microphones, light signalling systems, but also FM (transmission) systems.

We consider it imperative that even teenagers are already enabled to use the telephone with the best possible technical equipment. The same applies to traffic light systems and light alarm clocks. It is also essential from a socio-medical point of view that teenagers are able to participate in daily life independently of their parents and can thus be woken up on time independently or operate the doorbell themselves. For this purpose, also because cochlear implant patients in particular do not always have to wear their cochlear implant at home, it is necessary that appropriate light signals alert them to the doorbell. In particular, it is also important that appropriate light signals are available for the personal alarm clock. A prescription can be obtained here at any time from the ENT Clinic of the Hanover Medical School. Of course, we also help to enforce claims if the health insurance does not recognise these claims.

In our opinion, FM systems are also necessary outside the school environment. Especially in the case of children in the hearing language development phase before school, i.e. at kindergarten age, language development is also necessary on a daily basis in the home and personal environment. In this respect, since this is not a noise-free environment, an FM system should also be used here. The prescription of such a personal FM system is also made by the ENT clinic of the Hannover Medical School. Corresponding support with the health insurance companies will continue to be offered even after the prescription has been issued.

We expressly refer to our technical seminars which we regularly hold together with the Hanover Cochlear Implant Society (HCIG).

Social-medical consultations are always of essential importance, as they lead to a support of the patient within society or employment via the determination of marks and the degree of disability (GdB) and/or the determination of the reduction of gainful employment (MdE). Corresponding consultations, but also the enforcement of claims against the pension offices or other authorities and schools, are always offered by the ENT clinic of the Hannover Medical School. Enquiries must be directed to the senior medical colleagues so that hearing-impaired people can receive professional and timely help here. From our point of view, the socio-medical counselling of hearing-impaired people is an essential point of ear, nose and throat specialist work and thus has a high priority within the ENT clinic of the MHH.