Audiology is the study of hearing disorders and habilitation/rehabilitation for individuals who have hearing loss. It encompasses the study of how the hearing mechanism works, the assessment of hearing and listening disorders and the rehabilitations of individuals who have hearing loss.
If you have an appointment with the Audiology service located at Parami General Hospital, you may be seen by one of the following doctors or technicians,
Dr Shein Myint M.B., B.S. M.HSc (New Zealand) ,Consultant (Audiology)
Dr Lynn Kyaw U M.B., B.S (Ygn), Medical Officer (hearing)
Aung Aung Oo Hearing Technician
Lin Htet Aung Assistant Hearing Technician
Zin Thet Maung Hearing Staff
Visual Reinforcement Audiometry is a behavioral audiometric test obtained in a sound treated room.
An Audiology Brainstem response test (ABR) evaluates how well the sound travel along the hearing nerve pathways to a particular part of the brain called the brainstem response. More
OAE testing measures the status of the inner ear (cochlear) specifically hair cell function.
Tympanometry measures the function of the middle ears. A small soft probe is placed in the ear canal them the response of the middle ear to pressure changes is measured.
Word recognition /speech discrimination tests the ability to hear correctly an open set of monosyllabic words
Appropriate for testing children from 30months through to five years of age.
Pure Tone Audiometry is a behavioural test measure used to determine hearing sensitivity and is conducted in a sound proof room. The test is performed using headphone and the patient is asked to respond each time they hear a sound.
Hearing loss can be divided into two types. Conductive hearing loss (caused by some sort of mechanical problem in the external or middle ear) or sensorineural hearing loss (caused by disorders of the inner ear, hearing nerve or associated brain structure).
At Parami General Hospital pre-employment hearing assessment, Hearing assessment for IMO/STCW certificate and hearing assessment for all ages is provided.