Department of ENT & Audiology

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The Department of Otorhinolaryngology (ENT) at the Caritas Hospital offers comprehensive care for all disorders related to the ear, nose, and throat. The Department is one of the best centers in Central Travancore providing:

  • General ENT surgeries including septoplasty, SMR, tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy, pre-auricular cyst excision, Caldwell-luc, dental cyst enucleation and cosmetic septorhinoplasty
  • Micro ear surgeries including tympanoplasty, mastoidectomy, modified radical mastoidectomy
  • Endoscopic nasal surgery (FESS) for chronic sinusitis, nasal polyp, DCR, benign tumors of nerve & nasopharynx
  • Micro-laryngeal surgeries for vocal cord polyp and vocal cord nodules, both benign and malignant
  • Management of all head & neck pathologies including benign and malignant tumors and abscess drainage
  • Therapeutic & diagnostic procedures for larynx & esophagus including foreign body removal
  • OPD consultation (available on all working days including Saturdays)
  • Nasal endoscopy & video-laryngoscopy done as outpatient procedures
  • Tests for hearing loss & giddiness( available on all working days)
  • Assessment, diagnosis and management of speech & language delay, done in Speech Therapy Department

Audiology

Audiology and speech –language pathology is designed to provide for the development of advanced knowledge and skills related to the professions that specialize in communication disorders, speech language pathology, hearing and speech and language science.   Audiologists treat those with hearing loss and proactively prevent damage.  Employing various testing strategies, audiologists aim to determine whether someone has normal sensitivity to sounds. If hearing loss is identified, audiologists determine which portions of hearing are affected, to what degree and where the lesion causing the hearing loss is found. In addition to diagnostic audiologic and vestibular pathologies , audiologists can also specialize in rehabilitation of tinnitus, hyperacusis, auditory processing disordes, cochlear implant use and hearing aid use. The scope of practice as determined by the American speech-language-hearing association for these professions;  multicultural service delivery for individuals with communication disorders; practice settings; employment opportunities; and the use of technology in management and treatment of communication disorders.

The services offered by audiologist and speech-language pathologist are

1.Audiometry

2.Impedence audiometry

3.OAE

4.BERA

5.VEMP

6.Speech consultation

7.Speech therapy for

  • Delayed speech and language development
  • DSL with hearing loss
  • DSL with intellectual disability
  • DSL with Autism
  • DSL with cerebral palsy
  • Misarticulation
  • Cleft lip and palate
  • Stuttering
  • Aphasia
  • Dysarthria

8.Dysphagia (Swallowing) Assessment and Management

9.Voice therapy

10.Hearing aid trail and fitting

11.TRT ; Tinnitus re-training Therapy

12.Ear moulds

13.Ear plugs

Dr. Supriya Miriam Kuriakose

Consultant ENT Surgeon

Dr. N.D. Scariachan

Consultant ENT Surgeon

Dr. Jomy George

Consultant ENT Surgeon

Dr. Vineeth G.

Consultant ENT Surgeon

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