Assessment for speech, language and hearing disorders in children and adults

Detect SPEECH DISORDERS early on and find a solution

Early indicators

  • No response to name call by 6-8 months
  • Does not smile at family members by 4-6 months
  • Lack of use of one or two meaningful words by 15 months (E.g.: Amma, Car, Tata)
  • Does not form 3 word grammatical sentences by 3 years
  • Repeats questions instead of answering them
  • Stammers as early as 2.5 years
  • Speech is not clear to strangers by the age of 3 years

You could make a big difference in your child’s life by identifying a disorder in the early years. Therapy can help and significantly reduce the impact of the disorder and set your child on the path of communicating clearly.

Speech assessment in children

Whether it is a child or an adult we can help. Get in touch with us to assess the problem

 

91 80 65351150/51

 

Is someone you know having difficulty communicating?

Wondering what steps to take next to fix a speech problem?

 

You have come to the right place. If your child isn’t talking, you need to consult with a qualified speech pathologist and audiologist. At Samvaad, we will help you through every step.

 

Our assessment answers several questions that you may have

 

There are many reasons there is a delay in a child starting to talk. We do not advocate the 'wait and watch' policy; instead, we recommend speech language and hearing assessment. This step in early identification is important for the success of therapy for your little one.

 

Our speech language and hearing assessment involves more than just the child's speaking skills evaluation. We cover other important aspects such as understanding, play skills, social skills and motor development.

 

During the assessment, a combination of a parental interview and direct testing (eliciting speech samples by showing pictures, etc.) of the child's speech and language is used to understand the reasons for the delay. This also helps us recognise the significance of the delay to recommend therapy.

 

Speech language and hearing assessment for children

  • Misarticulation (thar for car, wabbit for rabbit)
  • Stuttering
  • Voice disorders
  • Autism
  • Hearing impairment
  • Cognitive delay/developmental delay
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Specific language impairment

 

Speech assessment in adults

We will help you correct your speech impairment

Some adults experience speech and language difficulties which impact their personal and professional life. Communication difficulties in adults greatly affect their personal and professional lives. With the latest research in the field, we can reduce these effects significantly.

 

Our experienced speech pathologists and audiologists can treat  your speech problems. Our speech assessment and therapy follows standardised protocols. We use best practices in the field to ensure measurable changes in your speech or language impairment. Don’t hesitate to consult us. At Samvaad, we make sure that you will be comfortable and can get the right treatment you deserve.

Minimizing the impact of stammering in adults

Stammering is treated using fluency shaping strategies in combination with Time Out (a behavioral technique). Clients are trained to self monitor their fluency in different situations. We use computer-based softwares such as Dr Speech, VAGMI and PRAAT to assess voice disorders.

Want to make a career as a speech pathologist?

 

The Samvaad Institute offers graduate and postgraduate courses.

Not happy with your hearing aid ?

 

We have just what you need.

We stock a variety of hearing aids from some of the top brands such as Starkey, Widex, Phonak, Siemens, GN Resound and many more.

 

You can count on our team of experts to assess your hearing and recommend an appropriate hearing aid that fits into your budget and matches your lifestyle.

 

Contact us now to experience a whole new world of hearing.

Medical conditions and disorders that cause the communication challenges in adults

  • Voice disorders
  • Hoarseness
  • Aphonia
  • Puberphonia (female voice in males)
  • Stuttering
  • Stroke/head injury related issues

Identify HEARING DISORDERS and find a solution

Hearing assessment has never been easier!

If you have a problem with hearing, you are in good hands at Samvaad. Our specialization is in speech language and hearing, and our business spans training and therapy. Our audiology clinic at the training institute offers quality services using advanced equipment and up-to-date protocols. We have state-of-the-art instrumentation to identify, diagnose and manage your hearing disorder.

Hearing test battery at Samvaad Institute

PURE TONE AUDIOMETRY is a test that measures hearing sensitivity. Pure tone thresholds indicate the softest sound audible to an individual at least 50% of the time. Hearing sensitivity is plotted on an audiogram, which is a graph displaying intensity as a function of frequency. Based on the results of this test the audiologist decides if further tests are required to arrive at a diagnosis.

 

IMMITANCE AUDIOMETRY is an objective test that evaluates middle ear function to see how well it works. This test helps to detect ear infections, holes in the eardrum, a malfunctioning middle ear bone or other problems that may indicate the need for a medical evaluation.

 

BERA (Brainstem Evoked Response Audiometry) a test of the hearing nerve. The duration of the test is about 45 to 60 minutes and involves relaxing in a reclined position for adults and is done under sedation for infants and children. It is a non-invasive test and provides crucial information about the functioning of the hearing nerve. As it is an objective test that doesn’t require the participation of the client it is of great help in assessing hearing thresholds in infants and children.

 

OAE (Oto Acoustic Emissions) is a test to determine cochlear status, specifically hair cell function. It is a quick and non-invasive test that takes only about 10 minutes for each ear.

 

Other Audiological services

  • Hearing screening- for new-borns through adults
  • Diagnostic hearing testing of new-borns
  • Comprehensive paediatric and adult hearing evaluation
  • Central Auditory Processing evaluation
  • Tinnitus evaluation and management
  • Industrial hearing evaluation
  • Hearing aid prescriptions
  • Hearing aid dispensing

Want to do a self-assessment to check for a hearing issue?

Ask yourself the following questions

 

  • Do I have a problem hearing on the telephone?
  • Do I have trouble hearing when there is noise in the background?
  • Is it hard for me to follow a conversation when two or more people talk at once?
  • Do I have to strain to understand a conversation?
  • Do many people I talk to seem to mumble (or not speak clearly)?
  • Do I misunderstand what others are saying and respond inappropriately?
  • Do I often ask people to repeat themselves?
  • Do I have trouble understanding the speech of women and children?
  • Do people complain that I turn the TV volume up too high?
  • Do I hear a ringing, roaring, or hissing sound a lot?
  • Do some sounds seem too loud?

If you answered "yes" to three or more of these questions, you could have a hearing problem and may need to have your hearing checked by an audiologist. Don’t wait. It is better to deal with a problem when you identify it. We can help you find the perfect solution to help you hear better.

Domlur Center

 

Samvaad - Speech Therapy Centre

# 80, 5th Main,

Domlur Second Stage,

Bangalore - 560071

 

Timings:

Mon-Fri: 10 AM - 6 PM & Sat: 10 AM - 2 PM

Phone : 080 25350960

Mobile : +91 9980585774

Email : consult@samvaadinstitute.org

 

 

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Hebbal Center

 

Samvaad Institute of Speech and Hearing

# 18, 1st cross, 5th main,

Anandgiri Extension,

Near Hebbal Police Station, Hebbal,

Bangalore - 560024

 

Phone : 080 65351150/51

Mobile : +91 9480295004

Fax : 080 23434915

Email : consult@samvaadinstitute.org

 

 

Marathahalli Center

 

Samvaad Speech Therapy Centre

Clumax diagnostic Centre

3rd floor, Near Poorva Riviera

Spice Garden Bus Stop

S1, S2 Silver Springs Layout,

Spice garden Compact, Varthur Main Road,

Marathahalli, Bangalore - 560037

 

Phone : 91 8105127886

Email : consult@samvaadinstitute.org

 

 

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