Department of Audiology
Hearing loss is one of the world's most common health issues. From the moment we wake up to the time we go to sleep, sound plays an important role in our lives. It connects us to the world. Our hearing is worth preserving, protecting and restoring. Good hearing improves the quality of life. Our department has specialized acoustically designed sound treated room equipped with high quality instruments for the identification, diagnosis and management of hearing disorders.
Ms. Divyasree T
Audiologist & Speech Therapist
Ms. Neethi S. Nath
Junior Audiologist & Speech Therapist
Audiological services available at the department are:
- Pure Tone Audiometry
- Speech Audiometry
- Tympanometry and Reflexometry
- Otoacoustic Emissions
- New born hearing & Screening
- Industrial Hearing Evaluations
- Hearing Aid Trial and Fitting
We have wide range of digital programmable, comfortable technological hearing aids from the leading manufactures around the world that suits all types of hearing loss and budgets. All hearing aids contain the same parts to carry sound from the environment into your ear. However, hearing aids do come in a number of styles, which differ in size and the way they are placed in your ear. Some are small enough to fit inside the ear canal, making them almost invisible. Others fit partially in the ear canal, and some behind the ear.
Speech Diagnostics and Therapy
There are many reasons why a child has a delay in speech. We do not advocate the 'wait and watch' policy but advice a speech and language assessment. Early identification is important for the success of therapy. A speech and language assessment involves not only assessment of the child's speaking skills, it also involves assessing other important aspects like understanding, play skills, social skills and other development etc. During an assessment, a parental interview and direct testing of the child's speech and language are done. The reasons for the delay are arrived at and the next step is to decide whether therapy is required or not. This serves as the starting point for therapy.
Assessment Diagnosis and Management of the following Disorders.
Delayed Speech and language associated with/without:
- Hearing loss
- Cerebral palsy
- Mental Retardation
- Cleft lip / Palate
- Stuttering / Stammering
- Voice Disorders