A person who is not able to hear as well as someone with normal hearing- hearing threshold of 20 dB or better in both ears- is said to have hearing loss. Hearing loss may be mild, moderate, severe, or profound. It can affect one ear or both ears and leads to difficulty in hearing conversational speech or loud sounds. Hearing loss can be encountered at different periods across the lifespan like prenatal period, perinatal period, Childhoodand adolescence, adulthood and older age etc., individuals are most susceptible to their effects during critical periods in life.
There are mainly 3 types of Hearing loss:
- Conductive hearing loss
- Sensorineural hearing loss
- Mixed hearing loss
Sensorineural loss is the most common type of hearing loss. It can be a result of aging, exposure to loud noise, injury, disease, certain drugs or an inherited condition.
Audiometry service is available on every Tuesday and Saturday, 10 am to 2 pm. And the Department provides the following services:
- Pure Tone Audiometry
- Speech audiometry
- New born hearing screening/OAE
- Hearing Aid fitting/Trial
- Speech & Language Assessment
- Special Tests: ETF etc.
Digital hearing aids, Hearing aid service and hearing aid accessories are also available in the department..