FAQs - Academic and Research

Group teaching sessions with blackboard, audio visual aids, presentations, lectures, seminars, and observational modes are employed alongside clinical teaching sessions. Not only this, students requiring special attention are given assistance on a one to one basis. In addition, students can keep up with the newest advancements in their profession by participating in ongoing educational programs on a regular basis.

School of Audiology and Speech Language Pathology provides various research facilities to its students. They are given an opportunity carryout research at undergraduate and post graduate levels and are also encouraged to present and publish papers nationally and internationally. At the postgraduate level, it is mandatory for the students to complete a dissertation on a particular research area and submit it before appearing for university examinations under the guidance of the teaching faculty.

The college conducts placement meet every year based on the requests by various organizations/ employers. SASLP assists its students with placements.

FAQs - Audiology Clinic

Audiologists help with managing issues affecting hearing and balance including hearing loss, hearing aids/assistive technology, dizziness and balance, tinnitus, noise and hearing loss prevention.

There could be many reasons causing hearing loss such as aging, exposure to loud noise, heredity, some medications, ear infections

Symptoms of hearing loss may include difficulty understanding words especially in a crowd or in background noise, muffling of speech and other sounds, frequently asking others to speak more slowly, clearly and loudly, needing to turn up the volume of the television, difficulty understanding speech on telephone, withdrawal from conversations, avoidance of some social settings.

Treatment for tinnitus depends on whether your tinnitus is caused by an underlying health condition. The symptoms may be reduced by treating the underlying cause. E.g.: hearing aids, noise suppression, medications, etc.

Yes. Vestibular rehabilitation that includes exercises with specific movements of head, eyes and/or body can help improve your balance and reduce dizziness. Certain types of dizziness may be treated with repositioning procedures.

Treatment options for hearing loss includes use of hearing aids, surgical procedures, cochlear implants.

Yes we have variety of analog and digital hearing aids including BTE (behind the ear), ITE(in the ear), ITC(in the canal). We also have rechargeable and non-rechargeable hearing aids.

Yes. We have custom made hearing aids which go completely in the ear canal.

Treatment for hearing loss depends on the cause of hearing loss. Eg: outer or middle ear infections can be treated by medications.

Information regarding cost of hearing aids will be given at the department after completion of the audiological testing.

Yes. Some types of hearing loss can be treated with surgery. Eg: outer and middle ear issues, cochlear implant surgery can help individuals with profound hearing loss

Yes. Hearing loss can happen any time during loss from before birth to adulthood. Causes of hearing loss in children may include maternal infections, genetic factors, acquired causes such as ear infections, ototoxicity, head injury, measles, meningitis, etc.

Hearing aids can last anywhere from three to seven years. Many variables affect its lifespan including how well the instrument is built and how well it is maintained.

Hearing aids work on batteries. However, rechargeable hearing aids are also available.

It depends on the extent of hearing loss. If hearing loss is present in both the ears, two hearing aids are often recommended for better localization and better speech understanding.

Anyone can come to test their hearing without a referral from ENT or other physician.

Yes. Auditory training is important for all the age groups. Our department provides auditory training sessions in person as well as using tele-mode.

Various audiological test procedures including Pure Tone Audiometry, immittance audiometry, hearing aid trial and fitting, BERA, OAE, real ear measurements, electroacoustic characteristics, VEMP, VNG, cortical evoked auditory potentials, tests for central auditory processing disorders, cochlear implant mapping and auditory training are provided at the department.