Audiologist in Durban
Our sense of hearing is what connects us to the world around us.
Our hearing provides pleasure, alerts us to surrounding and immediate concerns, and most importantly, helps us to communicate and connect with the people in our lives.
Hearing loss can affect different people in different ways. It can mean :
- some sounds can’t be heard,
- discomfort can be caused by loud sounds,
- particular speech such as ‘S’ or ‘F’ sounds are inaudible or
- it’s difficult to separate sounds, especially when there is a lot of background noise e.g. in public or crowded spaces.
Hearing difficulties can be tiring, cause embarrassment and affect our confidence and really affect our ability to live a full and enjoyable life.
Hearing loss! You are not alone. We are here to assist you.
Hearing screening test
A hearing screening test is a quick test to determine how well you hear different sounds. This will give an indication of whether you indeed have a hearing problem. If you pass the test, you need do nothing further. If you fail the test, this could be an indication of further issues and a further more comprehensive diagnostic test will be required.
Comprehensive hearing Assessment (Diagnostic Test)
Your comprehensive hearing assessment will include the use of our state-of-the-art diagnostic technologies to measure your ability to hear in quiet environments, noisy situations, and when multiple speakers are talking at the same time. In addition, we will be able to scientifically measure the size and shape of your ear canal and better understand how sounds are traveling through your ear to your auditory system including your brain’s ability to process sounds.
Results from your hearing evaluation are plotted onto an audiogram. An audiogram charts the softest sounds you can hear at various pitches and frequencies. This helps an audiologist produce an accurate prescription of what you can and cannot hear. The audiologist will discuss these results with you, and then present various treatment options. The treatment may or may not include hearing aids, preventive measures, or other recommendations based on your needs and preferences.
Along with you, the audiologist will establish some specific goals and objectives in relation to what you would like to achieve on your journey to better hearing, mapping out a treatment timeline with complete clarity to meet those expectations.
Nishara Mooruth is an audiologist and offers audiology services :
- Hearing screening
- Hearing testing
- School hearing screening
- Hearing aids and accessories
- Hearing aid store
- Central auditory processing evaluations