Audiology deals in identifying and evaluating hearing disorders that are associated with adults, children or infants. The Audiology Department at Max Healthcare offers diagnostic evaluations to people having speech, hearing, language, and communication difficulties.
Audiology combines medical science with the best available technology to come up with concrete solutions to hearing or balance disorders. People who practice audiology are called audiologists. Audiologists are accountable for managing and recuperation of disorders linked to hearing as well as balance.
Our team of experienced and qualified Audiologists undertake all kinds of hearing tests like Newborn screening, PTA, Impedance, BERA, etc. and have experience about all types of hearing aids, starting from the standard to the most advanced options. Our experts provide solution for all lifestyle needs such as swimming ear plugs, noise muffs/plugs etc.
A cochlear implant is an electronic device that replicates the function of damaged parts of the inner ear (cochlea) and sends sound signals to the brain. A cochlear implant helps who:
- Have hearing loss in both ears (moderate or profound)
- Have not received any benefit from hearing aids
In many cases, a cochlear implant is done in both the ears. This improves the patient’s ability to identify the direction of the sound.
The Benefits of a Cochlear Implant
- Works better than hearing aids
- Increases the sentence understanding to 80%
- Helps the patient focus better in a noisy environment
- Allows the patient to enjoy music, talk and hear on the phone
- Makes it easier for them to communicate and converse with people in crowded places
- Feel safer
Over the last few decades, the technology available has improved; thus, the solutions being offered by audiologists as well. The new gadgets make diagnosis easier and more accurate. Furthermore, they also allow easier screening for hearing loss in newborn babies. This technological revolution enables treatment of hearing loss in early infancy and allows the doctors to fit hearing aids within weeks of birth.
Speech therapy focuses on improving someone’s speech and abilities to comprehend and express language. This also includes nonverbal language. The approach used by the speech therapist to rectify the condition varies depending on the intensity of the disorder. From physical exercises to speech drills and sound production practice, many treatment options help rectify speech and communication disorders.
We are termed as the best speech therapy hospital and specialize in determining Cochlear Implant candidacy, mapping and auditory verbal therapy. We also deal with all kinds of speech-related problems including language and voice problems e.g. stammering, delayed speech and language misarticulation, cleft palate etc. with regard to children and Aphasia, Dysarthria, Parkinson’s, Hoarse voice and more in case of adults.
A comprehensive assessment is carried out for each patient based on which a customized treatment plan is planned using latest and advanced technology. Our highly trained specialists offer a wide variety of services like speech/language intervention, cochlear implants and aural rehabilitation.