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  What do I have to do if I have hearing loss?
A. If you have any trouble in any of the below, get a test done at Earlogic Hearing Centre and find out the degree of hearing loss.

  • It is difficult to hear high frequency such as a female or a child’s voice and the doorbell.
  • When people talk I feel that they are murmuring
  • It is difficult to understand the words on the concert hall, theatre or conference hall.
  • I find it difficult to hear voices on television or telephone
  • I find it difficult to understand what people are saying in noisy places like meeting or roadside noisy with cars
  • I tend to avoid meetings or gatherings where I might feel embarrassed at not able to understand what people say
  • I frequently ask people to repeat what they say
  • Families and friends talk about your hearing loss

Hearing loss generally progress slowly, Therefore by the time one feels the hearing loss the degree of the illness has become too serious. Normal person should receive a test once a year, a person exposed to noisy environment or a person at risk of genetic hearing loss is recommended to receive a regular hearing test twice a year.


  Is it true that a once deteriorated hearing cannot be recovered?
A. If it is conductive hearing loss, depending on the cause, can usually be treated medically or surgically.

If it is sensorineural hearing loss, it is believed that the recovery of hearing is impossible because there is no cure currently but through medicine and sound stimulation part of or the entire hearing can be improved with varying degree depending on the cause of the hearing loss.

There are about 12,000 auditory cells in the cochlea. When hearing loss occurs, some auditory cells are damaged. While dead cells cannot be revived, with our REVE 134 sound stimulation, we can

1. prevent the damaged cell fromdeteriorating further

2. delay the speed of damage

3. reduce the degree of damage

Currently, various medicines are being researched or used to prevent the process of hair cell death as a treatment of hearing loss.


  There are sounds in my ear. I heard that tinnitus is difficult to treat, what do I have to do?
A. Tinnitus is when one feels sounds in the ear or head when there is no stimulation of sound from the exterior. Tinnitus can be in the form of variety of sounds like the buzzing of the flies, howling of wind, mechanical sounds, and sound of the pulse.

Tinnitus can occurs due to an over sensitive nervous system connected with other nerve pathway that detects the sound which goes along the inner ear, auditory nerve and cerebral auditory cortex. The common cause of tinnitus can be the damage of the inner hair cells due to noise and certain chemical and the aging of the auditory cell.

As for the tinnitus that caused by high pressure, arteriosclerosis, heart disease, vascular malformation, vascular tumor, anemia, thyroid disease, diabetes and muscle spasms, problems in temporomandibular area and neck, appropriate treatment can alleviate or cure it.

Tinnitus can also be caused by the earwax or foreign body in outer ear, traumatic perforation of tympanic membrane, exudative otitis media, and acute otitis media. Rarely, it can appear as an early symptom of an acoustic tumor or brain tumor, and it can also be caused by vascular malformation, arteriovenous malformation, venous noise and muscle contraction. These cases should be seen by ENT specialist or neurologist.

Tinnitus caused by noise or aging can be treated or alleviated by our REVE134 sound stimulation.

Therefore, if there is a continuous tinnitus, it is advisable to visit our centre and receive appropriate treatment under accurate diagnosis.


  What do I have to do to receive a treatment?
A. Visit our centre or call for an appointment with our friendly staff for an initial and precise diagnosis by our doctor.


  How much does it cost?
A. It can vary according to the symptoms (tinnitus, hearing loss) and the condition of the hearing ability. After visiting our centre and having your initial test our doctor will explain according to the test results in detail.


  Does it really enhance the hearing?
A. Recently, a clinical trial on hearing recovery through sound conditioning has been carried out in the Samsung Medical Center.  We have observed the change in hearing by making the patient with sensorineural hearing loss whose frequency threshold doesn’t exceed 70dBHL, listen to the sound stimulation for 40 minutes in the morning and night for 2 weeks. As a result, after 2 weeks of sound conditioning and 2 weeks of rest, the average hearing has improved to 8.91dB and as a result of comparing individuals 7 out of 9 have improved significantly.


  How long does REVE134 take?
A. The treatment generally takes about 3 months. However, it depends on the condition of hearing loss, some patients may require longer treatment period. Patients listen to Sound Stimulation in the centre and also at home. Patient is required to come at specific schedule for a further test on hearing improvement.