The Importance of Speech Therapy for Seniors.

Speech therapy for seniors is often necessary when recovering from the debilitating consequences of a stroke or dementia.  It may also be necessary after a head injury. The ability to communicate effectively is important at any age, but for seniors it can be absolutely vital. If a senior cannot successfully describe what they need, where…

Speech Therapist.

Speech-language pathology is a field of expertise practiced by a clinician known as a speech-language pathologist (SLP), also called speech and language therapist, or speech therapist, who specializes in the evaluation and treatment of communication disorders, cognition, voice disorders, and swallowing disorders. A common misconception is that speech-language pathology is restricted to correcting pronunciation difficulties, such…

Audiologist and Speech Language Pathologist.

An audiologist is a health-care professional specializing in identifying, diagnosing, treating and monitoring disorders of the auditory and vestibular system portions of the ear. Audiologists are trained to diagnose, manage and/or treat hearing, tinnitus, or balance problems. They dispense, manage, and rehabilitate hearing aids and assess candidacy for and map cochlear implants. They counsel families…

Hearing and Cognition.

We “hear” with our brain, not with our ears. When we have a hearing loss, the connections in the brain that respond to sound become reorganized.

Fortunately, for many people, hearing aids can provide the sound stimulation needed for the brain to restore the normal organization of connections to its “sound center” so it can more readily react to the sounds that it had been missing and cognitively process them.

“Even if you have just a mild hearing loss that is not being treated, cognitive load increases significantly,” Wingfield continued. “You have to put in so much effort just to perceive and understand what is being said that you divert resources away from storing what you have heard into your memory.”

As people move through middle age and their later years, Wingfield suggested, it is reasonable for them to get their hearing tested annually. If there is a hearing loss, it is best to take it seriously and treat it.

Hearing Loss Vs. Hearing Aid.

It can helps in Language development and increase quality of life.
If you’re on the fence about hearing aids, you’re not alone. Hearing loss is a common health condition that affects nearly 11.3% of Indian according to research supported by the World Health Organization. But contrary to popular belief, hearing loss doesn’t just affect the elderly. A study by Johns Hopkins published in The Archives of Internal Medicine found that 1 in 5 Americans age 12 and older have hearing loss severe enough to adversely impact communication.

According to the American Academy of Audiology, hearing loss is the third most common health condition in the United States, following heart disease and arthritis. The Hearing Health Foundation estimates that the number of Americans living with hearing loss exceeds those living with Parkinson’s, Epilepsy, Alzheimer’s, and Diabetes combined. Yet, despite the prevalence of hearing loss, experts estimate that only 20 percent of those who need hearing aids actually wear them.

Hearing Testing.

It’s non invasive. It can tell us about hearing loss type and Degree.

There are many hearing test which can tell us about our hearing level and about the pathology. Hearing testing are completely Non invasive and painless. There are different tests for different age groups. Like,