Mouwasat Hospital in Dammam has established its new Phoniatric Department To increase its primary and secondary specialties, , Phoniatric department is covering problems related to communication , swallowing & educational disorders , with a promising vision to reduce their impacts on patients joy of life in talking & eating ,with subsequent impairment in performance and mental health.

Phoniatric Department in Mouwasat Hospital in Dammam provides diagnostic and treating to all segments of the society, including infants , children, adults, and elders as well.

The well-equipped Phoniatric Department services cover the following cases:

  • Brain damage with motor deficit affecting speech & swallowing
  • Hearing impairments.
  • Pervasive developmental disorders (Attention deficit, Hyper active &Autism spectrum disorders).
  • Early diagnosis of voice disorders & Cancer of vocal Folds and larynx.
  • Swallowing disorders.
  • Speech problems linked with neuromuscular disorders.
  • Aphasia & dysphasia
  • Educational disability (Dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia).
  • Dysfunction of the vocal folds.
  • Stuttering and stammering.
  • Psychiatric disorders affecting the speech & voice (Selective mutism & functional aphonia),

Mouwasat Hospital in Dammam has equipped Phoniatric Department with state-of-the-art medical supplies and equipment, including:

  • Mobile or fixed digital swallowing workstation to investigate, diagnose & treat the following cases:
    • Swallowing problems among infants, children and adults.
    • Efficient double channel' endoscopes for therapeutic injections and samples from larynx and pharynx.
    • Examining Velopharyngeal dysfunction in order to treat all cases of rhinolalia, including: rhinolalia aperta and rhinolalia clausa, and all cases of cleft palate.
  • Laryngeal telescope with stroboscopic light for examining laryngeal diseases., early detection of laryngeal tumors, and differentiate between functional and organic lesions.
  • Computerized speech Laboratory for voice analysis for diagnosing and treating voice and speech diseases.
  • Nasometer device for evaluating and treating nasalance changes,in cleft palate, and dysarthria.
  • Visi-Pitch device for therapeutic visual auditory feed back Acoustic for measuring voice output through analysis of pitch, volume, and prosody (rate, rhythm, intonation) during speaking in speech & voice therapeutic sessions.
  • Specialized psycho-linguistic Arabic test
  • Augmentative Assistive non verbal Arabic computerized soft wares tasks for training and assisting patients with Hearing speech disabilities, swallowing & learning disorders for therapy and it is also used as a mean for alternative communication for patients with aphasia, dysphasia, brain injuries, and cochlear implants as well .