Audiology


Preamble

Department of Audiology at All India Institute of speech and hearing has one of the biggest Audiological setup in south East Asia. It encloses more than 20 testing units where more than 20 patients can be tested at a time. Department is equipped with most advanced state of art equipments from worlds renowned Audiological equipment manufacturers for performing Audiological testing , Audiological facility of the department includes most advanced present generation audiometers for performing pure tone audiometry , speech audiometry , Visual reinforcement audiometry, other behavioural testing. Department has also equipped with most advanced physiological and electrophysiological & Vestibular testing including advanced immittance audiometry, otoacoutic emission equipment Auditory electrophysiological Equipments ENG, VNG. Video Head Impulse test to carry out the above testing procedures. Apart from this department is having facilities for advanced auditory research equipped with advanced multichannel (256 Channels) EEG Equipments for carrying out advanced doctoral research in the area of hearing and hearing related disorders. And also Department has separate electrophysiology lab, psychoacoustic lab, localization unit for training UG & PG students in those respective areas.

Aims and Objectives

Aims

In order to increase the manpower in the field of Audiology, imparting professional training through various short and long term training programs of diploma, graduate and postgraduate level. Further to offer a whole range of clinical services, it includes prevention of hearing loss, assessment of hearing, selection and fitment of hearing devices, provision of custom ear moulds and rehabilitation of the individuals with hearing impairment. In addition, research activities are promoted in the field of Audiology in order to keep abreast with the rest of the world.

Objectives

The major objectives of the Department of Audiology are to impart professional training, render clinical services, conduct research and educate the public on issues related to hearing impairment.

Faculty Members / Staff

Photo Name
Dr. N. Devi
Associate Professor and Head
Ph Off : 0821-2502359/2190
Email: deviaiish@aiishmysore.in
Dr. P. Manjula
Professor of Audiology & Dean (Research and Development)
Ph Off : 0821-2502183
Email: manjulap@aiishmysore.in
Dr. Animesh Barman
Professor of Audiology
Ph Off : 0821-2502181
Email: animeshbarman@aiishmysore.in
Dr. Ajith Kumar U
Professor of Audiology
Ph Off : 0821-2502180
Email: ajithkumar@aiishmysore.in
Dr. Sandeep.M
Professor of Audiology
Ph Off : 0821-2502230
Email: msandeepa@aiishmysore.in
Dr. Sujeet Kumar Sinha
Associate Professor of Audiology
Ph Off : 0821-2502361
Email: sujeetaudiology@aiishmysore.in
Dr. Prawin Kumar
Associate Professor of Audiology
Ph Off : 0821-2502587
Email: prawinaudiology@aiishmysore.in
Dr. Niraj Kumar Singh
Associate Professor of Audiology
Ph Off : 0821-2502582
Email: nirajkumarsingh@aiishmysore.in
Dr. C. Geetha
Associate Professor of Audiology
Ph Off : 2502352
Email: geethac@aiishmysore.in
Dr. Chandni Jain
Associate Professor of Audiology
Ph Off : 0821-2502358
Email: chandni.aud@aiishmysore.in
Dr. P. Arivudai nambi
Associate Professor of Audiology
Ph Off : 0821-2502864
Email: arivudainambi@aiishmysore.in
Dr. N. M. Mamatha
Assistant Professor in Audiology
Ph Off : 0821-2502197
Email: mamathanm@aiishmysore.in
Dr. Sreeraj K
Assistant Professor in Audiology
Ph Off : 0821-2502586
Email: sreerajkonadath@aiishmysore.in
Dr. Prashanth Prabhu P
Assistant Professor in Audiology
Ph Off : 0821-2502579
Email: prashanthprabhu@aiishmysore.in
Dr. P. Jawahar Antony
Assistant Professor in Audiology
Ph Off : 0821-2502765
Email: jawaharantony@aiishmysore.in
Mr. Saravanan P
Assistant Professor in Audiology
Ph Off : 0821-2502795
Email: saravananp@aiishmysore.in
Mr. Prajeesh Thomas
Assistant Professor in Audiology
Ph Off : 0821-2502771
Email: prajeesh@aiishmysore.in
Dr. Srikar Vijayasarathy
Assistant Professor in Audiology
Ph Off : 0821-2502769
Email: srikar@aiishmysore.in
Ms. Nirupama
Assistant Professor in Audiology
Ph Off : 0821-2502774
Email: nirupama@aiishmysore.in
Dr. K.V. Nisha
Scientist B
Ph Off : 0821-2502581
Email: nishakv@aiishmysore.in
Mr. Darga Baba Fakruddin
Audiologist Grade I
Ph Off : 0821-2502280
Email: babaaudiology@aiishmysore.in
Ms. Revathi K.R
Audiologist Grade I
Ph Off : 0821-2502706
Email: revathi@aiishmysore.in
Dr. Sharath Kumar K.S
Audiologist/SLP Grade I
Ph Off : 0821-2502766
Email: sharathkumarks08@aiishmysore.in
Dr. Megha
Audiologist/SLP Grade I
Ph Off : 0821-2502791
Email: meghajp11@aiishmysore.in
Dr. Arunraj K
Audiologist/SLP Grade.I
Ph Off : 0821-2502789
Email: nahularun@aiishmysore.in
Ms. Jyothi S
Audiologist/SLP Grade I
Ph Off : 0821-2502706
Email: jyothis@aiishmysore.in
Dr. Vikas M D
Audiologist/SLP Grade.II
Ph Off : 0821-2502282
Email: vikasmdaud@aiishmysore.in
Mr. Nagaraju B
Audiologist/SLP Grade.II
Ph Off : 0821 2502281
Email: bnagaraju@aiishmysore.in
Mr. Chetan K
Audiologist/SLP Grade.II
Ph Off : 0821 2502281
Email: chethan@aiishmysore.in
Ms. Banumathi
Audiologist/SLP Grade.II
Ph Off : 0821-2502791
Email: banumathi@aiishmysore.in
Ms. Bhagyashree Ishwar Hegde
Audiologist/SLP Grade.II
Ph Off : 0821-2502706
Email: bhagyashree@aiishmysore.in
Ms. Adline Princita Dsouza
Audiologist/SLP Grade II
Ph Off : 0821-2502766
Email: adline@aiishmysore.in
Ms. Nimisha Suresh
Audiologist/SLP Grade.II
Ph Off : 0821-2502281
Email: nimisha@aiishmysore.in
Mr. Vivek A
Prosthetic Dental Mechanic
Ph Off : 0821 2502188
Email: vivek@aiishmysore.in
Girisha, N.S
Ear Mould Technician
Ph Off : 0821-2502188
Email: grisha@aiishmysore.in
Mr. Mahadeva Prasad
Ear Mould Technician
Ph Off : 0821 2502188
Email: mprasad@aiishmysore.in
Mr. Jitendra
Ear Mould Technician
Ph Off : 0821-2502188
Email: jitu1224@gmail.com
Mr. Chetan R
Assistant Grade II
Ph Off : 0821-2502576
Email: chetanaiish@aiishmysore.in
Mr.Subramanya M N
Laboratory Assistant
Ph Off : 0821-2502767
Email: Subramanya@aiishmysore.in
Mrs. Tulasamma C
Multi-Tasking Staff
Ph Off : 0821-2502186
Email: tulasamma@aiishmysore.in

Activities

Manpower Development

The faculty of the department is involved in conducting various short-term and long-term training programs. They are:

Academics

  1. Post-Doctoral Fellowship
  2. Ph.D in Audiology
  3. M.Sc. (Audiology)
  4. B.Sc (Speech & Hearing)
  5. B. ASLP and DECSE (HI)
  6. Diploma in Hearing Aid & Earmold Technology
  7. Diploma in Hearing, Language and Speech Sciences
  8. Diploma in Teaching Young (Deaf and Hard of Hearing)

Multidisciplinary course

B.S.Ed (Hearing Impairment)
M.S.Ed (Hearing Impairment)
Provide open elective course for other disciplinary

The faculty and staff are also involved in conducting

Short-term training courses
Refresher courses / Seminars/ Workshops/Guest Lectures/Orientation programs
Guidance for weekly journal clubs and clinical conferences

Clinical Services

The department offers a wide range of clinical services to individuals, from a few days old to elderly. These activities include the prevention of hearing loss, assessment of hearing, selection and fitting of hearing devices, provision of custom ear molds, and rehabilitation of individuals with hearing impairments. These services may be broadly categorized as hearing evaluation and audiological management.

1. Hearing evaluation:

Hearing evaluation involves a detailed assessment of hearing. This assessment is conducted using both behavioral tests and objective tests. The differential diagnosis of hearing problems is based on the results of a battery of tests utilizing state-of-the-art equipment. Additionally, tests are available for the evaluation of tinnitus, hyperacusis, cochlear dead regions, auditory dys-synchrony, and central auditory processing disorder (CAPD). The primary behavioral tests used at the department include Pure Tone Audiometry and Speech Audiometry. Facilities for conducting Behavioral Observation Audiometry (BOA) and Visual Reinforcement Audiometry (VRA) are also available. With VRA, it is possible to elicit voluntary responses to sound stimuli from children as young as six months of age. Objective tests allow for obtaining responses to auditory stimuli without voluntary responses from the individual. The objective tests utilized at the department include Immittance evaluation, measurement of Otoacoustic Emissions (OAE), measurement of Auditory Evoked Potentials (AEP), and Auditory Steady State Responses (ASSR). Following the hearing assessment, appropriate referrals or rehabilitative procedures are recommended. Referrals may be for medical/surgical treatment, and if audiological treatment is recommended, it will be conducted at the department.

2. Audiological Management

Hearing devices fitment: A number of hearing devices including different types and models of hearing aids and Assistive listening Devices (ALD) are available for trial. Usually, hearing aids or Cochlear Implants are recommended to those who do not benefit from a medical line of treatment. The hearing aids prescribed include different models of ear level (Behind-the-ear, spectacle, in-the-ear, receiver-in-the-canal hearing aids, in-the-canal & completely-in-the-canal hearing aids) devices. Conventional and digital hearing aids are available for testing patients. Specific evaluations are carried out to assess the benefit from hearing devices in order to select the most appropriate device for the patients. ALDs help the persons with hearing impairment to obtain additional information in situations where a hearing aid alone may not be sufficient. These devices enhance perception of the signal, such as the sound of a doorbell, telephone ring, aid in telephone conversation and listening to television. Assessments are also carried out to determine the appropriate candidacy for Cochlear Implant at the Implantable hearing device unit (IHDU).

Hearing device dispensing unit (HDDU): The department of Audiology has been successfully running a hearing device dispensing scheme in HDDU since 2006 - 07. Through this scheme, patients can procure the prescribed hearing aids at a discounted rate which are being dispensed to the patients. These hearing aids include devices other than those dispensed by the Government of India under the ADIP scheme.

Audiological management does not stop with the fitting of hearing devices. Patients are trained/counselled regarding their problem, need for hearing device, hearing device care and its use. Information on how to get the maximum benefit from a device, and adjust to hearing device is also imparted. They are also given guidelines on enhancing listening skills, speech reading and communication strategies. Pamphlets on these aspects are also given to patients.

An ear mould is used to couple specific types of hearing aids to the ear of the user. Facilities are available at the department for providing custom hard moulds, soft moulds and custom in-the-ear and canal type of hearing aids. A Central Prosthetic Lab has also been established in the department. In this Lab, ear impressions (received from different centres where facilities for making moulds are not available) are processed and the custom earmolds are sent back to these centers. In order to promote the use of custom earmolds, professionals are trained so that they are able to make ear impressions and send them to the Lab for processing.

Implantable hearing device unit (IHDU)

IHDU is dedicated in providing comprehensive and state-of-the-art services to individuals with hearing loss. Through its multidisciplinary approach and continuous efforts in research, education, and public outreach, the unit contributes significantly to improving the quality of life for those who require implantable devices. The unit's primary objectives include:

1. Cochlear Implant Candidacy Assessment: The team conducts thorough behavioural and electrophysiological tests to evaluate an individual's suitability for cochlear implantation.

2. Candidacy assessment for other implantable devices: Candidacy and assessment of bone conduction devices and middle ear implants for cases with congenital external and middle ear deformities and acquired conductive hearing loss.

3. Pre-implant Counselling: Extensive counselling is provided to ensure that candidates and their families understand the process, benefits, and potential limitations of cochlear implants.

4. Surgical Referrals: The IHDU facilitates referrals for cochlear implant surgeries through various government schemes, such as state and central government funds, Prime Minister's funds, Chief Minister's funds, and corporate social responsibility (CSR) funding.

5. Intraoperative Monitoring: During the surgical procedure, the team monitors the implant's functionality to ensure optimal outcomes.

6. Cochlear Implant Switch-on and Mapping: After surgery, activation of cochlear implant and programming, known as mapping, to optimize the device's settings for each individual.

7. Post-operative Counselling and Follow-up: Ongoing counselling and support are provided to ensure successful adaptation to the cochlear implant and to address any concerns or challenges that may arise.

8. Troubleshooting and Upgradation: The unit offers troubleshooting services for cochlear implant devices and facilitates upgrades to newer models as technology advances.

9. Clinical Training: The IHDU actively participates in the training of postgraduate students in Audiology and ENT, providing hands-on experience in cochlear implant mapping and management.

10. Academic and Research Activities: The unit's members are actively involved in conducting research, publishing scientific papers, organizing webinars and seminars, and developing educational materials related to cochlear implants.

11. Public Education and Outreach: The IHDU plays a vital role in raising public awareness about cochlear implants through educational campaigns and material development.

Aural rehabilitation unit:

The Aural Rehabilitation Unit (ARU) serves as a cornerstone within the Audiology Department, dedicated to the holistic rehabilitation of individuals utilizing hearing aids or cochlear implants. Additionally, it extends its services to address specific auditory requirements such as auditory processing disorder, tinnitus, auditory neuropathy spectrum disorders, and hyperacusis. Employing a systematic and comprehensive approach, the unit designs tailored programs featuring diverse listening strategies to meet the unique needs of each participant. Considerations including age, severity of impairment, personal objectives, and other pertinent factors are meticulously weighed to optimize outcomes. Through its specialized interventions and unwavering support, the ARU profoundly impacts the lives of those facing auditory challenges, empowering them to refine their listening skills, enhance communication proficiency, and elevate their overall quality of life.

Research & Training

Research and Training (2019-2024): The department is actively involved in research through specialized labs known as the Facility for Advanced Auditory Research (FAAR). This facility offers all necessary resources to conduct advanced research in auditory and vestibular sciences. Additionally, the department provides training to students through advanced Psychoacoustic, practical and Electrophysiological labs. These labs enable the study of speech, language, and auditory processing, as well as the representation of sound in the auditory system.

Public Education

Educating the public about the causes of hearing loss, such as exposure to loud noises, aging, and genetic factors, can help individuals take proactive measures to protect their hearing and take appropriate preventive measures. Many people are unaware of the signs and symptoms of hearing loss. Public education campaigns can raise awareness about the importance of regular hearing screenings and encourage individuals to seek help if they notice changes in their hearing. Early detection allows for timely intervention, which can prevent further deterioration and improve outcomes. Audiovisual materials, printouts such as pamphlets, posters, and various talks in media including facebook, youtube, TV shows, and radio talks are available for public in various languages. More detailed of the public education material are available under the following link:

 https://www.aiishmysore.in/public/communication-disorder/hearing-loss/hearing-disorders

Short Term Training Programs


 

LIST OF SHORT-TERM COURSE AT THE DEPT. OF AUDIOLOGY

Sl. No.

Title of the course

Duration of the course

Course Fees ₹

Minimum Qualification for enrolling to the course

1

Clinical audiological evaluation (PTA, Speech, Immittance)

Five days

₹10, 000.00

B.ASLP or equivalent

2

Physiological tests (OAE, ABR)

Five days

₹10, 000.00

B.ASLP or equivalent

3

Assessment & management of CAPD

Five days

₹10, 000.00

B.ASLP or equivalent

4

Hearing aid verification & validation (functional & objective)

Five days

₹10, 000.00

B.ASLP or equivalent

5

Advanced electrophysiological tests (Complex ABR, ALLR, MMN & P300)

Ten days

₹20, 000.00

B.ASLP or equivalent

6

Assessment and management of Vestibular disorders

Ten days

₹20, 000.00

B.ASLP or equivalent

7

Advance courses in ear mould/shell making 

Ten days

₹20, 000.00

DHET, DHLS, B.ASLP or equivalent

8

Advance course in ear impression technique

Five days

₹10, 000.00

DHET, DHLS, B.ASLP or equivalent

9

Auditory/listening training for children with hearing impairment

Five days

₹10, 000.00

B.ASLP or equivalent

10

Early identification of hearing impairment

Five days

₹10, 000.00

Grassroots level workers/ DHLS

11

Setting of classroom for the individuals with hearing impairment

Two days

₹04, 000.00

B.ASLP, Special educators

12

Assistive listening devices

Two days

₹04, 000.00

B.ASLP., Special educators

13

Overview on Switch-on, Mapping and Troubleshooting of CI devices

Five days

₹10, 000.00

B.ASLP or equivalent / M.Sc (AUD)/ M.ASLP

14

Assessment and management of Tinnitus and Hyperacusis

Ten days

₹10, 000.00

B.ASLP or equivalent / M.Sc (AUD)/ M.ASLP

Research Activities and Outputs

Intramural projects

 

Extramural Projects

 

Thesis

 

Dissertations

 

Scientific Papers

Resources and Infrastructure

The Department of Audiology is dedicated to delivering holistic care for individuals with hearing impairments and associated conditions. Through the establishment of a nurturing and well-equipped environment, the department offers a wide range of services covering diagnostic assessments, rehabilitation programs, and educational endeavours. From cutting-edge technology to specialized facilities and collaborative workspaces, each element contributes significantly to providing top-notch audiological care to patients while promoting innovation, education, and research throughout the institute. The audiology department is a multifaceted, encompassing various specialized labs, wings and units aimed at providing comprehensive care across all age groups and aspects of audiological evaluation and rehabilitation

The pinnacle of diagnostic excellence within the audiology department is embodied by the Jaya Chamarajendra Block (JC Block) and Centre of Excellence (COE). These facilities offer a comprehensive array of state-of-the-art diagnostic tools and amenities, ensuring the highest standards of diagnostic quality. These facilities provide for accurate and comprehensive evaluations of auditory function thanks to their state-of-the-art equipment, which includes Otoscopes, Audiometers, visual reinforcement audiometry (VRA) setup, Immittance meters, oto-acoustic emission (OAEs), Auditory brainstem response (ABR), Vestibular evoked myogenic potential (VEMP), and real ear measurement (REM) devices. The JC Block and COE offer an ideal setting for performing diagnostics with precision and dependability, with a total of 28 meticulously constructed testing rooms that are all sound treated to reduce outside noise interference.

 

Sections:

Shri Jaya Chamarajendra Block (JC block): There are multiple divisions in this section, each of which deals with patient requirements and demographics. It has the most up-to-date, industry-leading equipment’s.

   - Programming Wing (A Wing): Focused on the programming, fine-tuning, troubleshooting and counselling of hearing aids for all age group of patients.

   - Geriatric Wing (B Wing) > 55 years of age: Tailored to the unique auditory challenges faced by the elderly population, including age-related hearing loss, presbycusis, and cognitive factors affecting communication.

   - Paediatric Wing (C & D Wings) < 15 years of age: Designed to meet the needs of children with hearing impairments, offering paediatric audiological evaluations and early intervention services  

COE-HICAS

Centre of Excellence (CoE) building was inaugurated by our Honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on 20th June 2022. The objectives of the CoE is to provide the state of the art teaching and clinical facilities to the students and clients visiting to AIISH. It has several research as well as clinical set up. One such set up is Centre for hearing Impairment in children, adult & senior citizens (COE – HICAS). The center aims to provide state of the art assessment, treatment and rehabilitation services for adults/ children/geriatrics with Hearing impairment. The facility represents the pinnacle of audiological care within the institute, featuring advanced diagnostic and rehabilitative services for adults with complex auditory disorders, including comprehensive evaluations and specialized interventions. Presently patients in the age range of 15 to 55 years are testing in this block in COE building.

    
 

Members of Centre for hearing impairment in children, adult and senior citizens and JC Block

Dr. N. Devi (HOD –Audiology)

Chairperson

Mr. Prajeesh Thomas

Member

Dr. Srikar V

Member

Mr.Darga Baba F

Member

Ms. Nimsha Suresh

Member

Dr. Vikas MD

Member-Secretary

 

Units:

​Implantable Hearing Device Unit :

 The Implantable Hearing Device Unit (IHDU) at AIISH provides comprehensive and state-of-the-art services to individuals with hearing loss. Through its multidisciplinary approach and continuous efforts in research, education, and public outreach, the unit contributes significantly to improving the quality of life for those who require cochlear implantation and other implantable devices. The unit's primary objectives include candidacy assessment for cochlea implants and other implantable devices, pre-implant assessment, facilitating referrals for cochlear implant surgeries through various government schemes, intraoperative assessments during cochlear implant surgeries, cochlear implant switch-on, cochlear implant mapping, programming of bone conduction implants, post-operative counselling, troubleshooting of implantable devices and upgradation. The unit is also involved in public education, clinical training, academic and research activities. The IHDU actively participates in the training of postgraduate students in Audiology and ENT, providing hands-on experience in cochlear implant mapping and management. The unit's members are actively involved in conducting research, publishing scientific papers, organising webinars and seminars, and developing educational materials related to cochlear implants. The IHDU plays a vital role in raising public awareness about cochlear implants through educational campaigns and material development.

   

The unit is empanelled to national programmes such as Assistance to Disabled Persons for Purchase/Fitting of Aids and Appliances (ADIP of Ministry of Social Justice and Welfare, Government of India) and Shravana Sanjeevini Scheme under the National Programme for Prevention and Control of Deafness in collaboration with Suvarna Arogya Suraksha Trust in Karnataka (Ministry of Health and Family Welfare).

Hospitals with Active Memorandums Of Understanding (MOU) in collaboration with AIISH For CI Switch-On, Mapping and AVT

1. IGICH, Bengaluru
2. KCG, Bengaluru 
3. Apollo, Bengaluru 
4. JSS, Mysuru
5. MIMS, Mandya 
6. RIMS, Raichur 
7. SIMS, Shivmogga 
8. HIMS, Hassan 
9. BIMS, Belgaum

COCHLEAR IMPLANT CASES RECOMMENDED FROM VARIOUS HOSPITALS (2023-24)

 

Members of IHDU

Dr. Geetha C.

Chairperson

Dr. P. Manjula

Member

Dr. Prawin Kumar

Member

HOD-Audiology

Member

Dr. Jawahar Antony P.

Member

Mr. Saravanan P.

Member

Ms. Banumathi

Member

Dr. Megha

Member-Secretary

 

Aural Rehabilitation Unit : 

The Aural Rehabilitation Unit (ARU) is an essential part of the Audiology Department, focusing on rehabilitating individuals who use hearing aids or cochlear implants. It also offers management for those with specific auditory needs like auditory processing disorder, tinnitus, auditory neuropathy spectrum disorders, and hyperacusis.

The unit adopts a comprehensive and sequential approach, offering a structured program with various listening strategies tailored to each individual's unique needs. Factors such as age, severity of impairment, personal goals, and other relevant considerations are considered to ensure the best possible outcomes. By providing specialized services and support, the ARU plays a vital role in helping individuals with auditory challenges enhance their listening skills, communication abilities, and overall quality of life.

Aims and Objectives of the unit

I.   To provide clinical practicum training to students related to the management of children with hearing impairment and for individuals with special auditory needs

II.  To provide clinical services to the individuals:

      •    Fitted with hearing aid/cochlear implants.

      •    Assessing the candidacy for cochlear implant.

      •    Tinnitus and hyperacusis.

     •    Auditory processing disorder and auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder.

III.  To conduct orientation programs and organize workshops for the parents/care givers regarding the listening training activities and strategies for children with hearing impairment.

Infrastructure:

The unit comprises of 36 therapy rooms and two rooms for supervision. One room is dedicated to conducting orientations, role-play activities, and case presentations. A total of 10 therapy rooms have Theme-based painting, where one side of the wall is painted to teach a particular concept during the session.

  

  

  

Members of ARU

Dr. Chandni Jain 

Chairperson

HOD-Audiology

Member

Ms. Nirupama

Member

Ms. Revathi KR

Member

Dr. Megha

Member

Ms. Bhagyashree

Member

Ms. Jyothi

Member-Secretary

 

Laboratories :

Practical Lab: It has all the necessary equipment's to train the bachelors’ students in basic hearing evaluation and hearing aid fitment. These infrastructural facilities include turning forks, video-otoscope, clinical audiometers, immittance meter, evoked potential, otoacoustic emission system, hearing aid programming unit, real ear and electro-acoustic measurement systems. The laboratory is used exclusively for providing hands on training for students on various diagnostic tests and hearing aid related experiments.

Members of Practical lab

Dr. Prawin Kumar

Chairperson

HOD- Audiology

Member

Ms. Adline

Member-Secretary

​Electrophysiology Lab : 

​This is equipped with different auditory evoked potential systems which are used for training and research purposes. It also has a state-of-the-art 32 channel advanced multi-channel evoked potential system ‘Neuroscan’ which can be used to analyse and study speech and language processing as well representation of sound in the auditory system. The lab is used for training students on electrophysiological tests. It is also used for carrying out research activities in the area of electrophysiology

  

Members of Electrophysiology Lab

Dr. Sandeep M

Chairperson

HOD- Audiology

Member

Dr. Sharath Kumar

Member-Secretary

Psychoacoustic Lab:

​It has 22 different workstations with various software to carry out different psychoacoustical tests. These soft wares include Adobe audition, PRAAT, PSYCHON, MATLAB, and DMDX.. In addition, lab also houses an indigenous assembled localization unit which is used to carry out experiments related to localization and lateralization. Localization unit consists of 40 Lynx sound card system, which is connected to 36 speakers placed 10 degrees apart from each other. It also has workstations equipped with basic and advanced software for conducting auditory perceptual experiments. It also has necessary infrastructure for developing new software for sound generation and editing, conduct statistical analysis on the research data and development of new psycho-acoustical tests.

  

Members of Psychoacoustic Labs

Dr. A. Nambi

Chairperson

HOD- Audiology

Member

Dr. Srikar V

Member

Dr. Nisha KV

Member-Secretary

​Facility for AAR:

It is first of its kind in the country. It houses several labs within it and provides all the necessary facilities to conduct advanced auditory and vestibular research. The purpose of these labs is to conduct research in the area to evaluate different technologies, strategies and their effect on user satisfaction. The facility houses Speech Perception Lab, Electrical Brain Imaging Lab, Peripheral Auditory Mechanics Lab, Hearing Device research Lab, Vestibular Research Lab. The Lab was inaugurated on 9th August 2017 and the infrastructure of the lab is being established.

  

Members of Facility for Advanced Auditory Research (FAAR)

Dr. Ajith Kumar U

Chairperson

HOD- Audiology

Member

Dr. A. Nambi

Member

Mr. Saravanan

Member

Dr. Nisha KV

Member-Secretary

​Earmould lab & Central Prosthetic Lab :

​This lab provides a specialized facility where experts create custom earpieces for various needs. Using advanced equipment and techniques, they make earplugs for noise protection, hearing aids, musician monitors, swimmers plugs and communication devices. The lab also focuses on researching and improving ear Mould technology to meet changing demands and enhance auditory health. Through these specialized labs and wings, the audiology department is equipped to address a wide range of auditory disorders and rehabilitation needs across the lifespan, from infancy to old age. It serves as a hub of innovation, research, and education, advancing the field of audiology and improving the quality of life for individuals with hearing impairments


  

Members of Ear mould lab and Central Prosthetic Lab

 Dr. Mamatha M N

Chairperson

HOD- Audiology

Member

Mr. Mahadevaprasad

Member

Mr. Jitendra

Member

Mr. Vivek A

Member-Secretary

 

Contact Details

Dr. N Devi
Associate Professor and HOD, Audiology
All India Institute of Speech and Hearing
Manasagangothri
Mysore - 570 006
Karnataka State, India

  91-0821-2502359 / 2190/

   91-0821-2510515

   aiishaudiology@aiishmysore.in

   Working Hours: 09:00 am to 5:30 pm IST

   Working Days: Monday to Friday