Hearing Loss is one of the most common disabilities in the present world. It is a known fact that Hearing ability will empower and help us to lead our daily activities happily without any limitations. It truly enables us to socialize ourselves in both Professional and Personal life.
It was observed that 1 in every 4 children in India are suffering from induced hearing loss and 2 in every 4 people of 65 to 70 age are suffering from hearing loss. This condition increased to 1 in 2 people of age group with more than 75 years old.
A known fact “Hearing Loss cannot be Restored” we can only take measured steps to Make Life Better.
Pure tone audiometry (PTA) is one of the key hearing test used to identify hearing threshold levels of an individual. It helps us in determining the degree, type and configuration of a hearing loss. Patient is asked to respond to the pure tone stimuli presented at different frequencies & hence PTA is a subjective, behavioral measurement of one’s hearing threshold. As such PTA is administered on adults and children old enough to cooperate with the test procedure. PTA is performed in sound treated rooms with calibrated audiometers by a professional Audiologist. Both Air conduction & bone conduction thresholds are detected by this test
Immitance audiometry is a test in which one’s middle ear is analyzed. It is a very quick, simple, reliable and relatively objective method of determining one’s middle-ear function, detecting the presence of middle ear fluid or ear drum perforation etc. Acoustic-immitance measurements provide sophisticated data that give us valuable information concerning the middle ear mechanism as a whole.
Speech Audiometry Test (SAT)
Speech Audiometry coupled with PTA testing provides more credible results for determining the patient’s hearing and communication status as it helps to ascertain the patient’s ability to understand speech.
With the help of Speech Audiometry, we determine the threshold of speech which is the lowest level at which speech is audible or intelligible. The lowest level at which the speech signal can be heard 50 percent of the time is the speech /detection threshold (SDT) or Speech Awareness Threshold (SAT).
Another undermining factor is the SRT or the speech recognition threshold which is the lowest level at which a speech signal is intelligible enough to be recognized 50 percent of the time. The SRT is usually obtained by asking the patient to repeat the spondee words (Bi syllabic words with equal emphasis on both the syllables).
Oto Acoustic emission test
Otto acoustic emission test helps us to assess the functioning of the hair cells in the cochlea. OAE test is a simple, quick and non-invasive test, for detecting hearing defects in newborn babies and in children who are too young to cooperate with the conventional hearing tests. It is considered as the test for the universal new born hearing screening program. Periodic early childhood hearing screening programs are also conducted incorporating OAE technology.
Brain Evoked Response Auditory (BERA)
Brain Evoked Response Auditory (BERA) is a hearing examination performed on children aged 1 to 3 years. Meanwhile, for children with a smaller age, Oto Acoustic Emission (OAE) examination can be carried out. If the BERA test results are stated in good condition, it can be concluded that the child’s hearing function is within normal limits and no further medical treatment is necessary. However, if the BERA test results are declared abnormal, then the examination will continue with the estimation or prediction of the hearing threshold and hearing rehabilitation must be carried out as early as possible by using hearing aids. BERA test itself will take approximately one hour.
Why do the BERA Test?
Hearing loss in children is difficult to know from the beginning. Hearing loss can cause speech, language, cognitive, social and emotional problems. Therefore, it will be better if the hearing test in children is done early.
Healthy hearing is when the auditory nerve is able to transmit sound impulses from the ear to the brain at a certain speed. The BERA test can provide information on whether nerves convey sound impulses to the brain and whether the speed of sound delivery is within normal limits. This hearing examination can determine the type of abnormality (conductive or sensorineural), severity (hearing threshold), and hearing loss (inner ear or other parts) of the child.
In addition, in determining the hearing threshold, BERA is also used in otoneurologic diagnosis. This is useful for patients with unilateral or asymmetrical hearing loss (hearing nerve tumors, brain tumors, other nerve disorders, multiple sclerosis, etc.).
What We Offer
Hearing Aids at Global speech and hearing comes in a range of styles that can be personalized to your needs.Hearing Test for Infants and Adults, Counseling and Hearing Aid Trial and Fitting are some of the services provided at Global speech and hearing Clinic.
- For Infants, the hearing screening and assessment is carried out by making use of instruments suitable for children
- For Adults, hearing test helps identify the right device for each individual.
- The expert audiologist tell you exactly how to take care of those precious instruments, and only on the basis of your hearing level, a particular Hearing Aid will be suggested to you and fitted into your ear.
- Various models of hearing aids are available such as oticon, Siemens, widex, etc…
- Get up to 2 Years Warranty on Select Models
Types of Hearing Loss
Conductive Hearing Loss
Conductive hearing loss is a condition that affects the outer or middle ear which prevents the sound from reaching the inner ear.
Sensorial Hearing Loss
Sensorineural Hearing Loss occurs when there is damage/injury to the inner ear or nerve supplying the inner ear.
Mixed Hearing Loss
Mixed hearing loss is a combination of both Conductive Hearing Loss and Sensorineural Hearing Loss.
Why Proper Hearing Test Is Required?
No two person hearing is the same, every person will get different patterns of audiograms. Based on the Hearing Loss Pattern, the selection of hearing aid is done. You will get a perfect Hearing Aid with proper configuration of Hearing Loss.
Configuration of Hearing Loss
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