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Aims and objectives of the department

The Department of Otorhinolaryngology is a well equipped, specialized branch of medical sciences offering training, clinical services, research, public education and rehabilitation to patients with communication disorders. It also offers training to B.Sc. (Speech and Hearing), M.Sc. (Audiology), M.Sc. (SLP) and Short Term, training courses for MS ENT Post graduates.   It is involved in the primary objective of the Institute.

The students pursuing undergraduate & post-graduate courses in the institute are taught theory and they observe clinical outpatient procedures in treating patients with communication disorders. The clinical signs and symptoms of patients with communication disorders are demonstrated to the students with aids like microscope and endoscope high definition camera system. The students are given orientation to work in hospital setup and emphasis is given on multidisciplinary team approach in treatment of patients with communication disorders.

    1. The department of Otorhinolaryngology offers diagnostic services to various ear, nose and throat diseases. On an average about 100 microscopic examinations and 10 endoscopies are done every day. The department offers diagnostic, therapeutic, surgical treatment to about 200-250 patients per day. Minor procedures like suction clearance of ear discharge, removal of foreign bodies, removal of wax, chemical cauterization of perforation are done.
    2. Endoscopic evaluation of voice, evaluation of vertiginous patients are also the  activities of the department.
    3. The department of ENT, runs a separate unit (AIISH, ENT ‘D’ unit) at K.R Hospital attached to Mysore Medical College, it conducts ENT out patient services every Thursday and major and minor operations are performed on Friday.
    4. Inpatient facilities are being provided at KR Hospital for AIISH patients.
    5. ENT ‘D’ unit, has 20 bedded facility. Patients at the Institute who need surgery are evaluated and operated at K.R. Hospital.
The department of ENT AIISH, Mysore, provides a comprehensive care in evaluation and management of patients with Vertigo.  The team comprises of ENT Surgeons, Neurologist, Audiologist, and Staff Nurse.  It is run regularly on Wednesdays about 5 patients are evaluated.   The beneficiaries are all patients with peripheral and central vertigo. 

     The faculty are involved in conducting  evidence based research projects.  The Research projects have either intramural/extramural funding.
     The faculty also are involved in public education through camps, FM Radio & TV  program and  public education videos.    
     The Department has an approachable reception counter for queries of patients and a patient feedbacks system in place.

Dr. Rajeshwari  
Professor and HOD, E.N.T.    
All India Institute of Speech and Hearing    
Mysore - 570 006    
Karnataka State    
Telephone: 91-0821-2502240    
Fax: 91-0821-2510515    
Grams: Speechearing
Email: rajeshwari@aiishmysore.in    
Working Hours: 09:00 am to 5:30 pm IST    
Working Days: Monday to Friday
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