Audiology & Speech therapy

Audiologists employ various diagnostic tests to determine whether someone can hear within the normal range, and if not, which portions of hearing (high, middle, or low frequencies) are affected and to what degree. The department offers management and treatment of hearing loss and speech/language disorders to children. The department collaborates with the Paediatric ENT specialists to offer the most efficient care to each and every child.

Paediatric Speech Therapists work with children with speech, language, communication or swallowing difficulties.

The department assesses and manages children with the following conditions :

- Attention and listening difficulties
- Autistic spectrum disorder
- Eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties
- Global developmental delay
- Hearing impairment and history of glue ear
- Language development (understanding and using language)
- Literacy
- Speech production difficulties
- Social communication difficulties
- Stammering and stuttering
- Tracheotomy to provide temporary or permanent breathing support
- Voice loss or hoarse voice

The Department has the following advanced diagnostic tools

- Behavioural Observation Audiometry
- Brainstem Evoked Response Audiometry
- Pure Tone Audiometry
- Impedance Audiometry