Audiology & Speech Therapy
The department of Audiology and Speech therapy works in parallel with the department of ENT. This is a specialty department which deals with disorders in hearing and communication skills.
The audiologists and speech therapy specialists at the department work closely to assess hearing and speech problems, diagnosing and recommending a plan to tackle them.Sreechand Speciality Hospital has highly-qualified and skilled speech-language therapists and audiologists who evaluate and treat patients suffering from language, speech and fluency problems. They can diagnose, test and treat people suffering from speech pathology problems. If there are any underlying medical problems to speech and pathology issues that would also be identified and corresponding treatment started along with speech and hearing therapy. Oral motor, cognitive-linguistic, swallowing, hearing, speech, and even language disorders might actually be the result of neurological events which would be identified and adequately treated. Speech therapists would conduct standard language tests coupled with cognitive-linguistic tests to provide accurate treatment to our patients. The department routinely conducts neonatal screening to detect hearing loss in new-born.
Audiology is the study of hearing disorders. Tests are carried out by an Audiologist or Clinical Scientist who will assess if there is any loss of hearing.We are here to help patients cope with impaired hearing or balance, provide hearing aids that best suit their hearing problems and enhance quality of life.
Audiologists are health care professionals who identify, assess and manage disorders of hearing, balance and other neural systems.
Speech Audiometry : A subjective test to determine the ability to hear and understand speech. It provides valuable information in cases of retro cochlear pathologies.
Speech Clinic: As part of the speech clinic the speech therapists provide diagnostic and treatment services for children, adolescents, and adults who have problems with speech and language skills.
The department offers therapeutic services for disorders such as:
- Speech Sound Disorders (Dsyarthria , Apraxia of speech, Stuttering/ stammering).
- Language Disorders (Child Language Disorders, Aphasia ).