NAGPUR: Orange City Hospital and Research Institute (OCHRI) has started a Department of Audiology which will be providing comprehensive treatment for all hearing related problems. The department also has a ‘Hearing Assessment Center’ to diagnose hearing problems and providing best hearing solution.
This centre, says hospital medical director Dr Anup Marar, is equipped with all the appropriate audiological, educational, and medical intervention facilities for patients with hearing problems.
Dr Ashish Disawal, ENT specialist, speech therapist and audiologist, heads this department. He says that the diagnostic tests are available for all age groups from new born to adults. These include the Otoacoustic Emission (OAE) test which is used for hearing ability screening in new born, the stem evoked response audiometry (BERA). BERA is also done for uncooperative adults or malingerer. Pure Tone Audiometry is used to differentiate types of hearing loss.