National Centre for Hearing & Speech for Children

National Centre for Hearing & Speech for Children (NCHSC) at Mohakhali, Dhaka was established and inaugurated in the year 1992, with most of the modern facilities for early detection of hearing loss, hearing aid fittings with ear moulds preparation and treatment of all types of ENT diseases in the out patient department at a nominal registration fee of Tk.100/- per patient which is effective for 30 days,  and affordable charges for hearing tests and hearing aid fitting. Poor and destitute patients are examined and tested free of cost.There is a provision for the richer people to get consultation with in ½ hour by paying Tk.200/- registration fee(Fast Track) and with in 15 minutes by paying Tk. 400/-(Executive Fast Track). From inauguration till December 2018, a total of 15,30,410 patients attended the O.P.D. of NCHSC, of which 4,52,323 are children below the age of 15 and 10,76,258 are adults. Out of them 4,14,604 patients underwent various audiological  hearing tests to identify the nature and extent of hearing impairment 13,850 patients were advised and fitted with hearing aids with ear moulds.

 

The following hearing and vestibular function tests are performed in the testing lab of NCHSC of SAHIC:

  • Behaviour Observation test

  • Play Audiometry

  • Pure Tone Audiometry

  • Free Field Audiometry

  • Impedance Audiometry / Tympanometry

  • Alternate Binaural Loudness Balance test(ABLB)

  • Stapadial Reflex Threshold (S.R.T.)

  • Brain Steam Evoke Response Audiomtry (BERA/ABR)

  • Aided Audiometry

  • Short Increment Sensitivity Index Test(S.I.S.I.)

  • Speech Audiometry

  • Tone Decay

  • Uncomfortable Level Test (U.C.L.)

  • Visual Re- enforcement Audiometry (V.R.A.)

  • Tinnitus Matching

  • Tinnitus Masking

  • Oto-acoustic Emission (O.A.E.)

  • Caloric Test.

  • Eustachian Tube Potency Test (ETPT)

  • Auditory Steady State Evoked Response Test (ASSER)

 There are 10 ENT Specialists with Post graduate qualification and training in working both in the OPD and indoor patients. There are 5 Medical Officers with training in ear, nose and throat diseases working with the Specialists in the OPD and indoor patients.

1

Prof. Dr. Mahmudul Hassan

Senior Consultant

MBBS, DIH, FCPS

2

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Dr. Md. Abdus Samad

 Consultant

MBBS, DLO

3

  

Dr. Ashok Kumar Datta

Associate Consultant

MBBS, DLO

4

 

Dr. Shahinur Arefeen

Junior Consultant

MBBS, DLO

5

Dr. Aslam Hazari

Junior Consultant

MBBS, DLO

6

Dr. Timir Kumar Debnath

Junior

Consultant

MBBS, DLO, FCPS

7

Dr. Prodip Kumar Biswas

Junior Consultant

MBBS, DLO,

8

Dr. Md. Wakilur Rahman

Junior

Consultant

MBBS, DLO, FCPS

9

Dr. Md. Imran Rahman

Junior Specialist   MBBS, DLO

10

Dr. M.M. Sarowar Jahan

Junior Specialist   MBBS, DLO

11

 

Dr. Md. Ariful Islam

Medical Officer MBBS

12

Dr. Abdul Aziz Mian Medical Officer  MBBS

13

Dr. Anwar Hossain Khan

Medical Officer MBBS

14

Dr. Mehedi Hasan Ahmed

Medical Officer  MBBS MBBS

15

Dr. Mohammad Suliman Khan Medical Officer  MBBS MBBS

Audiometric Department

The audiometry department is meant with, 1 Audiologist, 3 Senior Audiometricians, Audiometricians, 6 Junior Audiometrician, 2 Hearing Aid Technicians and 3 Ear Mould Technicians.

    • Md. Abu Taleb                              –           Audiologist

    • Ms. Shushmita Bhowmik             –           Senior Audiometrician

    • Md. Mazharul Islam Manik           –           Senior Audiometrician

    • Ms. Nilufa Akhter                         –           Senior Audiometrician

    • Mr. Jashim Uddin                         –        Audiometrician

    • Ms.  Dilruba Akter                        –           Jr. Audiometrician

    • Mr. Safikul Islam                          –           Jr. Audiometrician

    • Ms. Daliya Parvin                         –           Jr. Audiometrician

    • Md. Mahmudul Hasan                  –         Jr. Audiometrician

    • Md. Mahadi Hasan                            –         Jr. Audiometrician

    • Md. Abu Saiyed                                –         Jr. Audiometrician


Ear Mould Department

  • Md. Ayub Khan            –           Sr. Ear Mould Technician

  • Md. Farooque               –           Ear Mould Technician

  • Md. Kamruzzaman     –           Jr. Ear Mould Technician

Many of the doctors and technicians were trained in U.K.; Japan,Thailand and India to acquire better skill and knowledge in the respective field.

The Centre is affiliated to Hearing International (H.I.), International Federation of Otorhinolaryngological Society (IFOS) and International Society of Audiologists (I.S.A.) due to satisfactory services rendered to the needy patients in the year 1997.The Centre is working in close cooperation with International Organizations and WHO. Many of the technical staffs and doctors were sponsored by W.H.O. to get training abroad.  The Centre and the hospital were provided with equipment and instruments and the library were provided with latest books and journals.

The Center celebrated its 20 years of service to the humanity with dedication and reputation on 28th February 2013.

ACTIVITY REPORT OF NCHSC 

JANUARY TO DECEMBER 2017 & FEBRUARY 1992 TO DECEMBER 2018

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Description

January to December 2018 

February 1992 to December 2018

1

Number of patient seen and advised

76,877

15,30,410

2

Number of children below the age of 15 years.

21,103

4,52,323

3

Number of Adults

55,774

10,76,258

4

Number of patient undergone audiological test/assessment

20,151

4,14,604

5

Number of ear mould prepared and provided

1105

27,730

6

Number of hearing aid provided

1,111

27,580

7

Number of hearing aid checked and repaired

521

18,658


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