Speech Language Pathology deals with disorders of communication, its assessment and treatment. A speech language pathologist is a health care and/or rehabilitation professional specialized in the evaluation and treatment of children and adults with speech and language disorders.
Audiology is the profession concerned with measurement of hearing sensitivity and management of hearing disorders. An audiologist is a health care/rehabilitation professional specialized in working with people with difficulties of hearing, balance and related functions.
The area of special education has gained importance because of the Government of India initiative of sarva siksha abhyaan or “education for all”, where all children have to be provided with basic education, including those with special needs. Special Educator/teacher is a rehabilitation professional specialized in teaching and educational management of children with hearing impairment.