Hearing & Communication (Big Ears)

Hearing & Communication (Big Ears) - A Centre of Excellence

  • Optoacoustic emissions
  • Pure tone audiometry
  • Impedance audiometry
  • Free field audiometry
  • Tone decay
  • Short Increment Sensitivity Index (SISI)
  • Central auditory test
  • Brain Evoked Response Auditory (BERA)
  • Pre-cochlear implant evaluation

We offer services for dealing with speech disorders such as stammering, misarticulating, voice disorders and aphasia.

The centre has a trained Clinical Geneticist to assist in determining the cause of the deafness and also counsel the families. Genetic studies are the only way to prenatally diagnose hearing loss.

Cochlear implants are a proven medical option for those with bilateral severe to profound sensorineural hearing loss.

Who Can Benefit from a Cochlear Implant?

  • Over 12 months of age
  • Receive little or inadequate benefit from hearing aids
  • No medical contraindications
  • High motivation and appropriate expectations
  • Desire to be a part of the hearing world