VOICE, HEARING & SPEECH CENTRE

VOICE, HEARING& SPEECH CENTRE
ear inspection. ear-diagram


Speech & Hearing are our means of contact with civilization. However an impairment of these systems remains an invisible handicap even though the suffering of the individual is no less than that of a person having a more visible handicap e.g. loss of eye sight or a limb.

Because of the undramatic nature of these disabilities , the diagnosis and treatment facilities for them have not kept pace with their prevalence rates . Even in a city like Delhi there is no facilities where all these can be evaluated and treated under one roof. To rectify this situation we at SANT PARMANAND HOSPITAL have established such a facilities where you can receive comprehensive care for hearing disorders, speech disorders, voice disorders using state of the art technology by competent & trained staff.


SPEECHspeech therapy
Common disorders are hoarseness, Stammering, Misarticulation, Dysarthia (inability to make speech sounds ) Aphasia (loss of the ability to use or understand words) Down’s syndrome, Mental retardation, Hearing Impairment, Delayed Speech & language problem . These can be successfully treated by speech therapy. Remember, Early treatment can help prevent a speech disorder from developing in to life long handicap.


HEARING
Since deafness is an invisible handicap “Does my child hear” is an often repeated query from parents. Various tests can be done to detect hearing loss. diagnosis tells us if there is any hearing at all and if damaged what is the degree of deafness so that the management can be done at early stage.


DIAGNOSTIC TESTS FOR HEARING LOSS

PURE TONE AUDIOMETRYaudiometry measures the amount and type of hearing impairment, whether conductive (often helped by medication or surgery ) or sensorineural (usually helped by hearing aid or medication but not by surgery ) At our centre , we are using the computerized ELKON EDA 3N3 Multi Audiometer for reliable reading.


IMPEDANCE TEST impedance An objective test useful to diagnosis cause of conductive deafness and provide valuable inputs in case of nerve deafness. We are using the latest generation tympanometery for providing quick, easy and accurate results. This test gives an indication regarding the compliance of the ear drum and the mobility of the stapedial tendon. Hence, it can be used to assess the status of the middle ear. AMPLAID A 756 Screening (Italy) Impedence meter.


NEW BORN HEARING SCREENING TEST (OAE)neo natal test Since deafness is an invisible handicap “ Does my child hear” is an opt repeated query from parents. Conventional hearing tests can not give an answer, bur OAE does. OAE is a response generated by structures (outer hair cells) in the healthy cochlea to sound presented into the ear canal. for early detection of hearing loss & intervention program. So that the management can be done at an early stage. We are using BIOLOGIC AUDX PRO Otoacoustic Emissions.


HEARING AIDS:- hearing aids For deafness when medical treatment fails and surgery cannot be done Hearing Aids are the only answer. They are of the following types.

(A) BODY AIDS are the cheapest and most powerful. Receiver is placed in the ear and microphone and amplifier in shirt pocket. The two pieces are wire connected.
(B) EAR-LEVEL AIDS
i) Behind the ear (BTE): In the style, the amplifier and control knobs are housed in a plastic device that sits behind the ear. They are the most commonly prescribed hearing aids in the world.
ii) IN-THE-EAR (ITE):As the name suggests these aids fit in the external ear canal. Thus they are cosmetically more acceptable.
iii) COMPLETE CANAL AIDS(ITC & CIC) These are still smaller in the ear aids that are less noticeable than standard ITE aids.
iv) DIGITAL HEARING AIDS:- These are the latest in the world. As they use digital rather than analog technology they provide the best quality of sound and can be programmed to suit in a particular patients requirement. Expensive but the best and latest technology allows the user to get near normal hearing.

AT THIS CENTRE, WE GIVE TRIAL AND SELCTION OF WIDEST RANGE AND THE BEST OF THE 100% DIGITAL HEARING AIDS AVAILABLE IN THE COUNTRY.


FACILITIES AVAILABLE

PURE TONE AUDIOMETRY
IMPEDANCE TEST
NEW BORN HEARING SCREENING TEST (OAE)
SPEECH & HEARING ASESSMENT
SPEECH THERAPY FOR
MISARTICULATION
STAMMERING
HOARSENESS
DELAYED SPEECH & LANGUAGE PROBLEM
HEARING IMPAIRED
MENTAL RETARDATION
CEREBRAL PALSY
APHASIA
HEARING AID TRIAL / SELECTION
PARENT COUNSELLING/ GUIDANCE FOR COCHLEAR IMPLANT SURGERY
SPEECH THERAPY FOR COCHLEAR IMPLANT CHILDREN


THE FACULTY

1. Dr. Gita G. Srivastava MS (ENT) FRCS (LONDON)
Senior Consultant & Head of Dept.

2. Dr. R. K. Jasuja MS (ENT)
Senior Consultant

3. Dr. Smita Gupta MS (ENT)DLO
Consultant

4. Dr. Sanjay Dalal MS (ENT)
Consultant

5. Devendra Dhyani DCD (Delhi) MRCI
Audiologist, Speech & Language Therapist

Our Team