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Speech and Audiology
The Department of Speech Therapy and Audiology at Meitra Hospital deals with the evaluation and treatment of speech, language, social communication, cognitive communication, and swallowing disorders in children and adults. It is an associated branch of Health Sciences which is a broad area covering aspects such as Hearing, Balance, Speech, Language, and their disorders. The Audiology department offers comprehensive diagnostic services by the Audiologists in a sound-treated infrastructure.
The Department of Audiology and Speech therapy is a specialty dealing with disorders in hearing and communication skills. The leading clinical services of the department include the Early intervention centre, Parents training program, new born hearing screening, Dysphagia Lab, Cochlear Implantation, Hearing Aid Clinic, Cognitive-Communication Lab, Language Lab, Voice, and Aerodynamic Lab.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Can deaf people go to speech therapy?
Speech pathologists use speech therapy to help clients with hearing impairments improve their quality of life. They work on interventions for speech disorders related to voice, articulation, fluency, resonance, and other factors. They also collaborate with audiologists to create treatment plans for patients.
What is hearing speech therapy?
Speech therapy focuses on voice and speech-language skills while hearing therapy deals with hearing and hearing impairment. Speech or language disorders may be present at birth or acquired later in life by disease, illness, head injury, substance abuse, or allergy.
What is the role of a speech therapist for students with special needs?
Speech therapists or speech-language pathologists have trained personnel who work with children having speech-related disorders. They also provide screening, consultation, assessment, diagnosis, treatment, management, and counselling services for children with special needs.