Audiology, which is principally defined as the  “science of hearing”, focuses on hearing, balance, and related disorders. The Audiology Department at the American Hospital performs audiological examinations on all age groups; newborns, babies, children, adults, and geriatric patients, that comply with international standards in the evaluation of  hearing systems, including diagnosis and rehabilitation of hearing loss, selection of hearing aids and hearing training.

For years our hospital has routinely employed the use of VNG and VEMP; services which are available in only a limited number of centers in Turkey for the diagnosis of vertigo. Speech, language and swallowing rehabilitation therapy are innovative new modalities, which are only available in only a few centers are combined with necessary rehabilitation after basic treatments are completed in relevant departments.“Fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing” and “Videofluoroscopic swallow test” are performed in line with international standards and are among the most distinctive and rare services offered by the Audiology Department at the American Hospital.
 
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08:00 - 17:00 08:00 - 17:00
Monday - Friday Monday - Friday

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Audiology and language-speech disorders are within our specialization.
 

Children and adults present in our department with different complaints. Children’s complaints are as follows:

  • Language problems
  • Language delays and disorders
  • Autism
  • Genetics syndromes
  • Specific language impairment (SLI)
  • Head traumas and resultant language disorders
  • Learning disabilities secondary to traumas
  • Right hemisphere disorders (attention deficit, memory impairment)
  • Speech disorders
  • Articulation disorder and phonological disorder
  • Cleft lip and cleft palate, and resultant articulation disorders
  • Orofacial myofunctional disorders
  • Dysarthria
  • Apraxia
  • Voice and Resonance disorders
  • Stuttering
  • Pediatric dysphagia
 
Complaints of adults are as follows:
  • Language disorders
  • Aphasia
  • Head traumas and resultant language disorders
  • Right hemisphere disorders (attention deficit, memory impairment)
  • Dementia
  • Speech disorders
  •  Articulation disorder and phonological disorder
  • Dysarthria, apraxia, and stuttering secondary to head and neck tumors
  • Voice and Resonance disorders
  • Benign voice disorders
  • Speech disorders of tracheostomized or mechanically ventilated patients who have head and neck tumors
  • Swallowing disorder secondary to neurologic conditions like dementia, CVA, ALS, and multiple sclerosis or head and neck tumors
The Audiology Department of the American Hospital performs audiological examinations and assessments for newborns, babies, children, adults, and geriatric patients. For all age groups, we render services for the evaluation of the hearing system, diagnosis, and rehabilitation of hearing loss, selection of hearing aids and hearing training.

We determine candidates for cochlear implant surgery, perform pre-and intra-operative tests, program speech processors regularly after cochlear implant surgery and provide listening and speaking training for children and adult patients.

Tests are performed for each newborn delivered at our hospital to specifically determine their hearing functionality. The newborns who fail in the first screening tests are subject to a re-test and the hearing condition is accurately determined before the newborn is discharged. Our hospital has been using a program that complies with international standards on this issue since 2004. VNG, Caloric test, and Electrophysiologic tests are initiated to provide an alternative diagnosis for patients who are admitted with vertigo and balance disorder.

Following tests are performed for the audiological assessment of children:
  • Behavioral tests, VRA, COR,  conditioned play audiometry, speech audiometry
  • Acoustic immitancemetry
  • Otoacoustic emission
  • The assessment of central hearing through electrophysiologic tests  (click and tonal ABR, ASSR, MLR, LVR, P300, MMN).

Audiological evaluations for adults are as follows:
  • Behavioral audiometry
  • Acoustic immitancemetry (tympanometry, wideband tympanometry, Acoustic reflex)
  • Otoacoustic emission
  • Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR), Brainstem Evoked Response Audiometry (BERA), BERA),
  • The assessment of central hearing (MLR, LVR, P300, MMN)

In addition to those aforementioned examinations, vestibular assessment is completed by the following two patient groups.
  • VNG (Videonystagmography)
  • VEMP (Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potential)
  • EcochG (electrocochleography)
  • Exercises and therapy for vertigo