In this video, you will learn more in depth about the daily routine of the audiology department.
The field of audiology is the science of hearing and balance. They determine the severity and type of hearing loss a patient has and develop a plan for treatment.
Audiologists are health care professionals who identify, assess and manage disorders of hearing, balance and other neural systems. This field is especially important when it comes to early intervention. By employing various testing strategies, audiologists aim to determine whether someone has normal sensitivity to sounds. Their goal in children is to identify hearing loss by 3 months of age. Since infants cannot say when they hear things, audiologists using a system called an ABR. This test tells them how the brain participates to sound.
If a hearing issue is detected, they have three main options. The first one is hearing aids, the most common device. Second is therapeutic intervention, which is learning to listen better. Third option is creating an education support foundation for the parents. Raising a child with hearing impairments is a different route than normal and this process helps them analyze behaviors and reactions to sound.