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Audiology

AudiologyThe audiology department of Eastern Health is located in the Janeway Children’s Hospital.  In the department, there are seven audiologists, two auditory verbal therapists, one audiology assistant, and two clerical support staff.

An audiologist is a professional who identifies, diagnoses, treats, and manages individuals with peripheral and central hearing loss or balance problems. 

Audiologists dispense and fit hearing aids as part of the Provincial Hearing Aid Program. 

Audiologists are also involved in prevention and research for hearing disorders. 

What is an Audiologist?

An audiologist is a professional who identifies, diagnoses, treats, and manages individuals with peripheral and central hearing loss or balance problems.  We dispense and fit hearing aids as part of the Provincial Hearing Aid Program.  We are also involved in prevention and research for hearing disorders
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What We Do
 
We provide hearing diagnostic and (re)habilitative services for all ages, including:
  •  Pure Tone (air and bone)
  • Otoacoustic Emissions (OAE)
  • Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR)
  • Impedance
  • Balance (Electronystagmogram) testing (on referral from ear, nose and throat specialist only)
  • Central Auditory Processing (CAP) testing (for province)
  • Auditory verbal services
  • Newborn Hearing Screening for Janeway, and support for Carbonear, Clarenville, and Burin
  • Provincial Cochlear Implant program, including bilateral implants for children
  • Provincial Hearing Aid Program (PHAP)

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Updated Dec 12, 2012