Audiological Tests
Electrophysiological Tests
Digital Hearing Aid
Speech Therapy
Hearing Aid Accessories
     
  Electrophysiological Testing:  
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Electrophysiological tests assess the inner ear. When the outer hair cells in the cochlea are stimulated, they not only send information onward towards the brain, but also transmit a response backwards through the ossicles and eardrum into the external ear canal. The otoacoustic emissions (OAE) test takes advantage of this fact. This type of test is also used for newborn hearing screening. The OAE test is particularly good in assessing patients with ototoxicity or acoustic trauma where damage to the outer hair cells may have occurred.

A computerized hearing test called “Auditory Brainstem Response” (ABR) audiometry is helpful in determining the site of an inner ear or brainstem hearing disorder. It’s also used to evaluate degree of hearing loss in people who can’t respond to standard hearing tests.

The inner ear and the 8th cranial nerve also include the balance (vestibular) system. Because of this, many ear diseases affect balance and can cause dizziness, imbalance, or vertigo (spinning dizziness). Tests of the balance system may be necessary to determine the cause of your hearing loss.

The vestibular (balance) system monitors the position and movements of the head to stabilize retinal images so you can see properly. This information is integrated with thevisual system. So problems with the balance system often produce involuntary movements of the eyes.

“Videonystagmography” (VNG) uses goggles that cover the face and contain a video camera to record eye movements. Posturography is a test that uses a computer to help record input to the balance system from the four components of balance: ears, eyes, muscle-joint sense (proprioception), and brain.

At House Clinic, we offer the latest electrophysiological testing to help assess and diagnose inner ear disorders.

 

BERA Test:

BERA Test is conducted to determine the integrity of auditory nerve, hearing loss and its severity in those cases when it is difficult to determine hearing loss through audiometry. This test helps take a decision on the condition of auditory nerve. The test is important as it is not possible for the audiologists to move forward before determining this.


 

• OAE Test:
OAE Test is conducted to check if the cochlea i.e. inner ear is healthy and properly functional. Convenient location of our clinics ensures ease of success for our clients. We employ a highly qualified team of professional audiologists, each with extensive experience in all areas of hearing loss and the latest hearing instrument for the testing.

 


 

• ASSR Test
We conduct ASSR (Unaided & Aided) Test to determine frequency specific threshold for hearing problem of the patients. We use the latest audiology equipment in diagnosing hearing loss. Professional audiologists associated with make sure that you get the best medical advice possible. Easy to access clinics help the patients reach us conveniently.

 

   
   
   
 
   
   
Digital Hearing Aids:
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We guarantee an impartial, expert and caring approach to all hearing concerns. Whether you are concerned about your hearing, seeking advice on your current hearing aid or wish to know more about the latest digital hearing aids our hearing aid audiologists will be happy to help.

Following are some of the types of hearing aid we deal with Body worn aids Behind the ear aids (BTE) In the ear aids (ITE) Receiver In the Canal/Ear (RIC/RITE) In the canal (ITC), mini canal (MIC) and completely in the canal aids (CIC) Extended wear hearing aids Open-fit devices Personal programmable or consumer programmable Disposable Hearing Aids.

Digital hearing aids use precise mathematical calculations for the conversion of sound waves. These mathematical calculations, developed specifically by a computer, translate the sound signals to a corresponding digital code. This code is then changed and re-transmitted back by the mathematical calculations digital sound processing. Another feature of these hearing aids is their ability to duplicate the sound transmission that results in high efficiency of the device towards producing high quality sounds.

Although the double transmission feature makes the digital hearing aids highly beneficial, the programmable analogue hearing aids enjoy the distinction of being better in terms of sound quality and functionality. 

   
   
   
   
 
   
   
 
  Speech Therapy:
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What is Speech Therapy Speech and language therapy is the process of enabling people to communicate to the best of their ability. Communication involves listening, speaking, reading and writing. Some people use sign language, communication aids or other methods to communicate.

Communication problems may result from:

  • Autism
  • Delayed language development
  • Stammering
  • Inappropriate use of speech sounds
  • Learning difficulties
  • Head injury
  • Hearing loss
  • Disorders of the voice
  • Cleft palate
  • Physical disabilities such as Cerebral Palsy


Area of Focus for Assessment Speech and language therapists assess the nature of the client's problem, and then provide treatment, advice and support. Assessment is concerned with determining the extent of the communication problem. This would include formally or informally assessing difficulties in understanding language, using language and/or articulating speech. Assessments may also focus on determining problems related to feeding, chewing, swallowing, stammering and voice problems. Ongoing Care/Therapy Ongoing care is often determined by and adapted to the presenting problem. Therapy focuses on developing various skills, which would enable a child to communicate to the best of his/her ability. Some skill areas targeted during therapy include:

  • Listening and attention skills
  • Phonological awareness skills
  • Play skills
  • Social skills
  • Understanding of language
  • Expressive language
  • Use of alternative communication