Audiology

Audiology

Hearing aid implanted on patient

The UHS Audiology Clinic is one among the finest private healthcare providers in Sharjah. Our specialist Audiologists are skilled and can cater to the health requirements of any age group. UHS is a multi-specialty hospital, our doctors work hand in hand with other specialists to create a holistic health plan. We specialize in providing electrophysiology, and balance testing for patients with any degree of hearing loss or communicative impairment. UHS Audiology Clinic holds the MOH-UAE Audiology Practicing License and is dedicated and committed to provide quality care to patients and other professionals. The Audiology clinic provides both inpatient and outpatient services. 

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At the UHS Audiology Clinic, we treat hearing loss and related auditory problems in individuals of all ages. The clinic works in close cooperation with a variety of consultants and specialists to provide state of the art diagnostic, electrophysiology and balance testing for patients with any degree of hearing loss or communicative impairment.Tinnitus most commonly results from damage to the microscopic endings of the hearing nerve in the inner ear. Injury to these endings further causes hearing loss.

OtoAcoustic Emissions (OAE) refers to the sounds produced by the Cochlea (inner ear). OAE tests are carried out to measure how well the cochlea works

A trained hearing screener carries out the hearing screening test. The test involves three small sensors being placed on your baby's head, neck and shoulder. Soft headphones, specially made for babies, are placed over your baby's ears and a series of clicking sounds are played. The hearing screening equipment tells us how well your baby's ears respond to sound. 

Late Latency Response (LLR) is a hearing test that measures electrical activity in the cortex of the brain as a response to sound. Electrodes are placed on the head, forehead and earlobes. Long duration sounds of gradually lowered intensities are used as stimuli during this test. The lowest sound that can evoke a response is considered the threshold for that stimulus.

A cochlear implant is a device inserted into your ear to help in hearing. Although, it cannot restore hearing completely, it does restore the sensation of sound. It works by stimulating the auditory nerve, the nerve that carries sound impulses to the brain. Cochlear implants are indicated for the profoundly or totally deaf, who have either been born deaf or have lost hearing later in life.