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Tan Hearing Centre Sdn Bhd

We cater to the needs of the hearing impaired and the general public who would like to be better informed about hearing impairment, tinnitus, cochlear implantation or balance problems.

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Our services.

Consultation.

Our qualified consultant audiologist has over 35 years of experience in hearing loss diagnosis and rehabilitation. We will be happy to provide you with consultation and advice if you suspect that you or your loved ones have a hearing-related condition. We cater to all age groups, including newborn infants.

Diagnosis.

We perform a variety of tests to assess the function of various parts of the hearing system, which includes the outer ear and eardrum, the middle ear, inner ear, auditory nerves and balance organs. For other types of hearing-related conditions such as tinnitus (ringing sound), please contact us.

Fitting.

We provide a large assortment of hearing aids with the latest technologies offerred by various manufacturers for both adult and children with hearing loss. Our fitting process takes into account the individual needs of the hearing aid wearer, which includes comfort, benefit and affordability. The hearing aids that we fit will be fine-tuned by our consultant audiologist to ensure maximum comfort and improved speech intelligibility.


Our vision is to be the Hearing Centre of Choice, with the mission to Support and Strengthen Hearing Solutions for our customers.


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Mr. C. S. Tan, MSc., MBA, and Mrs. Tan, MBA are the co-founders of Tan Hearing Centre Sdn. Bhd.

ABOUT US

Tan Hearing Centre was founded by Mr. C.S. Tan, an Audiological Scientist who specialises in Adult and Paediatric Audiology. After having obtained his M.Sc in Clinical Audiology (Graduate from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Manchester, United Kingdom), Mr. C.S.Tan served in various government institutions, in countries like Brunei Darussalam, Saudi Arabia and closer to home, Malaysia.

In 2001, after more than 20 years of job experience in his field, Mr. C.S.Tan returned to his hometown in Malacca, Malaysia, to fill the void in his country that required his speciality. There were only a few qualified senior audiologists in the country at the time, and an even smaller number of audiologists who specialised in paediatric hearing loss.

Tan Hearing Centre Sdn. Bhd. extends on the vision of its founder in:

  • Providing the best possible service to the public in terms of diagnosis and rehabilitation across all ages.
  • Creating public awareness on hearing care, and the problems and relevant solutions to hearing impairment.
  • Ensuring all hearing aid fitting and rehabilitation are conducted by a qualified audiologist. We are currentlly compliant with the Medical Device Act.
  • Being impartial in choosing hearing aids; we understand that hearing loss is unique to each individual, we therefore stock a wide range of hearing aids from international companies to cater to the needs of the individual.
  • Ensuring proper rehabilitation and follow-up care.


Contact Us.

Address:

22, Lorong Setia 1
Ayer Keroh Heights
75450 Melaka
Malaysia

 
+606 232 3338

 
+606 233 1497

 
+6012 631 5408

 
anthonycstan@yahoo.com




About Hearing Loss.

Hearing loss or hearing impairment is the partial or complete loss of the ability to hear and perceive sounds

How is hearing loss measured?

Hearing loss is measured on the dB (Decibels) scale, ranging from 0 to 120dB, across a range of different frequencies (low, mid and high frequencies). An audiogram is a chart used to show the degree of hearing loss across various frequencies. An example of an audiogram is shown below. Click on the basic understanding of an audiogram for a clearer view.


Diagnose & Rehab.

AUDIOLOGICAL TESTS

The audiological tests are used to determine the severity of the patient's hearing impairment.


Objective Tests

  • Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR)
  • Auditory Steady State Response (ASSR)
  • Otoacoustic Emission
  • Tympanometry

0-5 Age Group

  • Distraction Test (6 months to 1.5 years)
  • Co-operative Test (1.5 to 2.5 years)
  • Performance Test (2.5 to 3.5 years)
  • Play Audiometry (3.5 to 5 years)
  • Visual Reinforcement Audiometry and Paediatric Aided Treshold Assessment
  • Cochlear Implant Consultation

Adult Group

  • Pure Tone Audiometry
  • Tympanometry with Acoustic Reflexes
  • Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (TRT)
  • Vertigo Assessment e.g. ECochG
  • Vertigo Rehabilitation e.g. Epley Manoeuvre

HEARING AID FITTING

The selection and fitting of the hearing aid requires extensive experience especially for paedetric cases.


  • Selection

    Hearing aids are selected based on the audiogram and to suit the specific needs of the hearing impaired. Currently, we stock various brands of digital hearing aids (Siemens, Phonak, and Oticon) that are programmable.

  • Fitting

    Different types of hearing aids are chosen to suit the user's needs. These include the following styles of hearing aids: Completely in the Canal (CIC), In the Canal (ITC), In the Ear (ITE), Receiver in Canal (RIC), Behind the Ear (BTE), Pocket Aids and Bone-conduction Aids.

    The appropriate hearing aid is chosen for the user after considering the patient's medical condition, anatomical structure of the ear, fine motor movements (dexterity), social life, and budget.

    Paediatric selection and fitting requires experience, skill and willingness to listen to post-fitting feedback from the parents, and to fine-tune accordingly.

  • Continuous Rehabilitation

    We emphasize on pre-fitting counselling for first time users.

    Our services continue past the hearing aid fitting stage. We encourage our customers (especially first time hearing aid users) to come back to us periodically for fine-tuning of their hearing aids if required, and for further post-fitting counselling.

    Where adult users are able to provide us with a verbal feedback, paediatric users are habilitated under a different management including auditory training, aided threshold assessment, hearing aid evaluation, follow-up/feedback sessions, and speech therapy.

  • Hearing Aid Accessories

    A wide range of hearing aid accessories are also available upon request, including Frequency Modulated (FM) systems and Bluetooth compatible wireless remote control for the hearing aid, which can improve the perception of speech in unfavourable situations.