Our friendly team of audiologists, auditory-verbal therapist and ENT surgeons provide a one-stop service for our patients. At NUH, children as young as a few hours old are screened for hearing loss using specialised tests, such as the Otoacoustic Emission (OAE) and Automated Auditory Brainstem Response (AABR).
A complete range of conventional, digital and bone conduction hearing aids is available. Nowadays, a cochlear implant device surgically placed into the inner ear allows profoundly deaf children and adults to hear. Auditory-verbal therapy post- implant is crucial and provided here.
Some children with normal hearing test results may still complain of hearing loss. They may be mistakenly diagnosed as lying, badly behaved or autistic. In fact, they may have disorders of processing sounds like Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD), or hearing dys-synchronisation (Auditory Neuropathy). Special tests are performed to exclude the possibility of these conditions.