HILTON AUDIOLOGY UNIT

The Audiology Department was set up in March 2015 as a part of the Organization’s strategy to pursue early detection and intervention as its core function, as well as provide much needed support services through a multidisciplinary team effort, to the two Hilton schools.

The Unit offers the only infant screening and diagnostic testing services in Fiji. It also provides other hearing screening and testing, hearing aid fittings/repair and maintenance, ear moulds production and speech therapy.

Services include;

  • Otoscopic Examination
  • Tympanometry
  • Play Audiometry
  • Distortion Product Otoacoustic Emissions
  • Diagnostic Auditory Brainstem Response
  • Auditory Steady State Response
  • Neonatal Screening Program
  • Parent support programmes
  • Speech Therapy 
  • Visual Reinforcement Audiometry. Automated Auditory Brainstem Response
  • Outreach – Special School screening programme
  • Together with Multidisciplinary team – Home Visits
  • On – going up- skilling and training is provided to FHO staffs & teachers, special education teachers, parents
Team of professional:1 Audiologist, 1 Audiometrist, 2 Audiology assistants with Primary Ear and Health Care Training Certificate.
 

The Audiology department is overseen and run by a team of professionals comprising of a consultant audiologist and a therapy assistant. The Department works in collaboration with Ears Inc.,. who provide advice, up-skilling and training to the Hilton staff. Ears Inc. specialists also visit at least three times each year for specialized clinics.

 

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