Audiology And Speech Therapy
The Department of Audiology & Speech Therapy, in Gleneagles Hospital, Mumbai helps ascertain hearing & speech-related ailments & disorders and draws up a comprehensive treatment plan to overcome the same. Both audiology and speech therapy are important for addressing a range of conditions that can impact an individual's ability to communicate effectively. We have a highly skilled & experienced audiologist and speech therapist who assess and treat patients with hearing, balance, language, speech, fluency, voice, communication and swallowing challenges.
Diagnosis of hearing & speech related disorder
At Gleneagles Hospital, Mumbai we undertake comprehensive diagnosis of speech and hearing disorders to ascertain the root cause of the same. Firstly, it is important to address hearing loss in newborn or young children with delayed speech development; as early identification of pathology of hearing loss helps for the early intervention. In some cases, these could be congenital, neurological, or acquired in individuals. Assessment will include physical examination, psychological examination, and diagnostics tests, for a comprehensive understanding of the condition. Sometimes series of different tests and audiological test protocols are required to administer on the individual to achieve diagnosis. At the same time, speech and language diagnosis can be achieved with a series of different diagnostic tests, which can help to plan the treatment and justify the prognosis.
Treatment for hearing and speech ailments is determined by the underlying causes of the same. Using a combination of clinical procedures and advanced technological impetus, doctors seek to provide comprehensive and long-term treatment plans for all hearing and speech ailments. For hearing loss; hearing aids and implants are very viable treatment options, while speech impediments could require long-term work with a speech therapist and an articulation specialist for the best outcomes.
At the Department of Audiology & Speech Therapy, in Gleneagles Hospital, Mumbai, our experienced audiologists and speech therapists use their expertise to ascertain the causes of a patient’s inability to speak and hear adequately. At times underlying neurological causes may result in oral motor, cognitive-linguistic, swallowing, hearing, speech, and even language disorders, which are comprehensively understood to draw up necessary treatment plans.
At Gleneagles Hospital, Mumbai our team of experienced and qualified Audiologists and Speech Therapists undertake all kinds of hearing tests and speech analysis to adequately understand and accurately treat hearing and speech conditions. Assisted by a dedicated nursing team and specialists, the team deploys state-of-the-art technology to ensure that you receive the most advanced and adequate treatment for your condition.
- What is Audiology & Speech Therapy?
Audiology and speech therapy are related healthcare disciplines that deal with communication disorders, particularly those related to hearing, speech, language, and balance.
- How do I know if I or someone I know needs Audiology or Speech therapy services?
Signs that may indicate a need for services include difficulty hearing or understanding speech, speech delays in children, stuttering, voice problems, and difficulty swallowing. Consultation with an Audiologist or Speech-language Pathologist can provide further insights.
- Can adults benefit from Speech Therapy, or is it primarily for children?
Speech therapy is beneficial for individuals of all ages. Adults may seek therapy for issues such as speech disorders, voice problems, communication difficulties after a stroke, and swallowing disorders.
- What is the process for a hearing evaluation?
A hearing evaluation typically includes a series of tests to assess different aspects of hearing, such as pure-tone audiometry, speech audiometry, and tympanometry. The results help determine the nature and extent of any hearing loss.
- Can hearing aids help with all types of hearing loss?
Hearing aids are effective for many types of hearing loss, but not all. The audiologist will assess the type and degree of hearing loss to determine the most suitable hearing aid options.
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