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Vol.6 • No.2 April 2015


From Dr. S. R. Chandrasekhar Institute of Speech & Hearing

Now, Service at the


Chairman Speaks Grateful for choosing to read the 2015 first quarter issue of ISHLINK newsletter on the activities of the Institute. I am extremely proud to inform that the Mobile Speech and Hearing Outreach Bus which is a project of our Institute and Lions Club of Bangalore East was formally inaugurated on 28th February, 2015. The Chief Guest for the momentous occasion was Chairman, Lions Clubs International Foundation, Lion.Barry J Palmer and the Guest of Honour was Sri. Ramalinga Reddy, Hon’ble Minister for Transport & Bengaluru District In-Charge Minister, Govt. of Karnataka. The mobile outreach bus with its state-of-the-art equipment will enable us in taking our high quality services to the door step of those who are unaware or unable to reach us since we believe in constantly trying to reach the unreached. I acknowledge the contributions of the Lions Club of Bangalore East and in particular Lion V.S. Shanthavadhan in achieving this milestone. The bust of our Founder Late Dr. S. R. Chandrasekhar was unveiled on 28th February, 2015. He now stands almost life-like as a constant reminder to set our goals high and serve as a team with dedication in providing quality services to the deserving population. The Institute strives to expand its expertise on a continuum and so, during this quarter, two RCI recognized programs were organized at the Institute. One was a seminar titled ‘Dysphagia: Basics and Insights for a Speech Pathologist’ and the other was a workshop titled, ‘Extending the Boundaries of Clinical AudiologyFocus on the Vestibular System’. Both of these

programs incorporated use of practical videos and live demonstrations to enrich the knowledge of students and delegates who participated from several Institutes. The two programs gave the delegates an opportunity to learn from speakers who are leading experts from the medical as well speech and hearing fraternity. We acknowledge the Rehabilitation Council of India for giving us recognition for the programs conducted. It was satisfying to have received a very good response from the delegates. I am happy to note that the Students Association of Speech and Hearing (SASH) organised several cocurricular activities, sports for the staff and students and a day for exhibiting their talents - ‘SRISHTI - 2K15’. Last but not the least, the services of the Institute were acknowledged and appreciated by eminent personalities such as Lion. Barry J. Palmer (Chairman, Lions Clubs International Foundation) and Dr. H.C. Ramesh (Director of Health & Family Welfare Services), as having reached the zenith and having scope for reaching greater heights!’. I hope you will enjoy reading this issue. As always, we look forward and welcome your valuable feedback and suggestions to help us reach ever greater goals in fulfilling our duties towards the society. Please feel free to pen down your opinions and suggestions and email them across via

M.S. Venkatesh

Chairman Bangalore Speech and Hearing Trust Hennur Road, Lingarajapuram Bengaluru 560 084, India •Cell: 99001 07073

Index Launch of Mobile Speech & Hearing Outreach Bus..................04

Sunaad School for Children with Hearing Impairment............15

Founder’s Bust Sculpture - Inauguration......................................05

Visitors Book.......................................................................................17

Conferring of 1st ICAI CSR Award 2014.....................................05

Donation of Hearing Aids & Community Services....................17

Seminar / Workshop / Conferences...............................................06

Screening Camps................................................................................18

Career Orientation.............................................................................10

Out-rech & Extension Programme................................................18

Participation in Seminars / Conferences & Training Workshops.............................................10


Research Publications........................................................................11

Insight Into (Trans) Gender.............................................................20

From the SASH Desk.........................................................................11

Media Remembers.............................................................................21

SHRISHTI - 2K15...............................................................................13

ENT List...............................................................................................24

Mothers’ Training Center.................................................................14


Sign Language Cell.............................................................................14

Honoring & Welcoming the Dignitaries.......................................28

Clinical Services Rendered (Jan.-March, 2015) Statistics.........19

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Bangalore Speech and Hearing Trust

Gratitude & Acknowledgement

The meeting of Bangalore Speech and Hearing Trust was held on 28th January, & 31st March, 2015, and issues related to developmental activities, allocation of funds and grants for various activities and academic achievements of the Institute were discussed. The board further discussed on appointing Dr. Krishna T.V. Reddy, noted ENT Surgeon in UK and our Advisory Member as a Trustee, Inauguration of LCIF Mobile Speech and Hearing Outreach Bus and the unveiling of Dr. S. R. Chandrasekhar’s Bust.


Dr. S.R. Chandrasekhar

Our special thanks to: • Prof. R. Rangasayee, Director (Technical) • All HOD’s • Ms. Anita Reddy • Ms. Thulasi Prasad & Team • Mr. B.C. Shivaprasad •Mr. A. Mohankumar •Mr. C.S. Jayaram • Dept. for the Empowerment of Differently Abled & Senior Citizens, Govt. of Karnataka

Board of Trustees Rtn. M.S. Venkatesh


CA.D.L. Suresh Babu


Lion. V.S. Shanthavadhan


Rtn. M.K. Dattaraj


Dr. Prathibha Karanth


Lion. S. Ramachandran


Lion. Venkatakrishna Reddy


Lion. V.K. Shanmugavel


Mr. C.R. Jayachandra Setty


Lion. Shrinivassan


Mr. Vijay Ramaprasad


Lion. Kiran Kumar


Lion. P. Pramod Kumar


Lion. Ashwathanarayana Swamy Trustee Lion. Dr. Krishna T.V. Reddy


• All Lions & Rotarians for their help • Donors & well wishers • Team Canvas for design • Omkar Offset Printers for the timely publication of this newsletter

Bangalore Speech & Hearing Trust


Governing Council Members Dr. Sister M. Genevieve

Chair Person

Dr. Prathibha Karanth


Rtn. M.S. Venkatesh


CA D.L. Suresh Babu


Dr. Madhuri Gore


Dr. Rashmi J. Bhat


Dr. B.S. Premalatha


Dr. P.S. Maiya


Dr. Shobha Srinath

Subject Expert & Member

Dr. M.S. Mahadevaiah

Subject Expert & Member

K.R. Ramesh Kumar MLA

University Member

Dr. K. Sudhakar MLA

University Member

New Trustee

Chairman Sri D.H. Shankaramurthy

Advisory Board

Hon’ble Chairman Karnataka Legislative Council, GOK

Members Sri K. Jairaj, IAS

Lion. Dr. Krishna T.V. Reddy

MS, FRCS (Gen. Surgery) FRCS (Otol) Consultant Otolaryngologist North Cheshire Hospitals, London, UK

Trustee, BMS Education Trust, Bangalore

Sri B.G. Nanda Kumar, IAS

Commissioner, Collegiate Education, GOK

For the Weaker Sections

CEO, Marktech

Sri Suresh S. Pathi

CEO/Partner, Pathi Saree Mandir

Sri P.S. Venkatesh Babu

CEO, Omkar Offset Printers

Sri M.C. Ramesh

Founder & General Secretary, Vidyaranya Education Society, Bangalore

Sri Gopal Hosur, IPS

Sri R. Nanjunda

Mr. M.V. Veda Murthy, IAS

Sri R. Vijaya Samarth

Ex-IGP & Addl Comdt Genl Home Guards Addl Director Civil Defence, GOK

Free Service

Rtn. Suresh Bhat

Ex-Commissioner, Hindu Religious Institution & Charitable Endowments, GOK

Rtn. Manandi N. Suresh

Past Dist. Governor, RI Dist. 3190

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State Awardee, President, Kolar District Disabled Welfare Association, Bangarpet Taluk Founder President - Bangalore Arya Vysya Mandaligala Okkuta Founder - Paraspara Charitable Trust

Launch of Mobile Speech & Hearing Outreach Bus members of Lions Club of Bangalore East were present on the occasion. The main aim of the outreach bus is to screen new born babies. Lack of medical facilities and proper infrastructure makes it difficult for people to reach a speech and hearing care center. The mobile van will enable to access the services at the doorsteps. Out of the 1.2 million children born in Karnataka every year less than 10 per cent are born in Corporate Hospitals with facility for hearing screening and intervention. Over 1,200 children annually are born in Karnataka with significant hearing impairment.

At Dr. S. R. Chandrasekhar Institute of Speech and Hearing, a project of Lions Club of Bangalore East with funding from Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) a Mobile Speech and Hearing Outreach Bus was launched on Saturday the 28th February, 2015 by Chairman of Lions Clubs International Foundation Lion. Barry J. Palmer. Sri Ramalinga Reddy, Hon’ble Minister for Transport & Bengaluru District in-Charge Minister, Government Karnataka was the Chief Guest. Sri Govindaraju B., Hon’ble Corporator of BBMP was the Guest of Honour. Lion. Sudheer Kumar Reddy, President of Lions Club of Bangalore East, Rtn. M.S. Venkaesh, Chairman of Bangalore Speech and Hearing Trust, Lion. Venkatakrishna Reddy, Past International Director, Lion. Shrinivassan V., Multiple Council Chairman, Lion. Dr. T V S R K V Prasad, District Governor, Lion. Vijaya Bhaskar Reddy, 1st Vice District Governor, Lioness Bharathi Nagesh, 2nd Vice District Governor, Lion. S. Ramachandran, PMCC & LCIF Grant Administrator. Lion. V.S. Shanthavadhan, Project Co-ordinator and

Talking about the initiative, Lion. Barry Palmer, Chairman, Lions Clubs International Foundation said, “The hearing and speech disorders can have devastating effect on learning to speak, education, employment as well as social participation of children or adults”. “The facilities are grossly inadequate in India. While developed countries have one centre for every 20,000 population, India hardly has one for 20 lakh population. This outreach bus is equipped with advanced gadgets, modern technology and techniques as per international standards. The Institute incurs a cost of Rs.6,000 per day to facilitate transport and render services in and around the City of Bengaluru. The Mobile outreach bus is equipped with the following advanced instruments: two OAE (Oto-Acoustic Emission) screeners, one ABR Screener, one GSI 61 Audiometer and one Immittance meter. The mobile outreach bus also renders service to the non-ambulatory persons (wheel chair user) with ramp and hydraulic lift at entrance. The event received wide publicity through numerous leading news papers and web portals.

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Founder’s Bust Sculpture - Inauguration

Sri Ramalinga Reddy, Hon’ble Minister, Govt. of Karnataka, unveiling the bust of Dr. S. R. Chandrasekhar, Founder of the Institute

On 28th February, 2015 the bust of our Founder Dr. S. R. Chandrasekhar was unveiled as a permanent homage to a visionary. The bronze sculpture was inaugurated by Sri Ramalinga Reddy, Hon’ble Minister for Transport & Bengaluru District In-Charge Minister, Govt. of Karnataka. This tribute will serve as a constant reminder to uphold the values of diligence, discipline and dedication that our Founder stood for.

Smt. Lalita Chandrasekhar wife of Dr. S. R. Chandrasekhar garlands, as Mr. Vijay Ram Prasad (Son) & Mrs. Kalpana Venkatesh (Daughter) look on

Conferring of 1st ICAI CSR Award 2014

Bangalore Speech & Hearing Trust is awarded ICAI-CSR Award 2014 in the category NPO (Non Profit Organization) by ICAI (Institute of Chartered Accountants of India) on 05.02.2015 at Hotel Lalith, Mumbai. Rtn. M.S. Venkatesh, Chairman of the Bangalore Speech & Hearing Trust, receiving the Award from actor Ritesh Deshmukh. Also seen Mr. Raghu, President of ICAI and other office bearers of Mumbai Chapter. 05 | ISH LINK | April 2015

Seminars / Workshops / Conferences at the Institute On 09th January, 2015, a ‘Hands on programme on Cochlear Wireless Accessories’ was conducted by Mr. Sufil Saheer, and Mr. Devaiah Kekeda Technical Specialist & Product Specialists from Cochlear Medical Device India Pvt. Ltd., for the staff of the Dept. of Hearing Studies.

Advocate Mr. Shanbhogh’s talk explored various factors such as corporate social responsibility and its adjacent relation to effective NGO management. Ms. Riya Chipre spoke of the factual hindrances in NGO management. The participants were successful at arriving at a variety of comprehensive solutions by the end of the seminar. Since there are over 3 million NGOs in India, it was concluded unanimously that there is need for introducing a University level program in NGO Development and Management. On 23rd January, 2015 a talk on ‘Organizational Behaviour’ was given by Dr. Sreedevi Aithal, Consultant Pediatric Audiologist, University of Queensland, Australia for staff and students at the Institute.

Specialists from Cochlear Medical Device India orienting the staff

A Seminar on NGO Management and Development was held on January 21, 2015 at Dr. S. R. Chandrasekhar Institute of Speech and Hearing. The conference was attended by several prominent figures from the NGO space, as well as business sectors of Karnataka. Well known charted accountant, Mr. Suresh Babu (Hon’ble Secretary, Bangalore Speech and Hearing Trust), Mr. Shanbhogh (President Rotary International), Mr. Ravi Garg from Social Equity and Mr. Antony from Christ University were all part of the seminar. Ms. Riya Chipre, a law internee from Delhi, co-organised and compered the seminar.

Dr. Venkatesh & Dr. Sreedevi Aithal from University of Queensland, Australia with faculty

On 5th February, 2015 a workshop on ‘Latest trends in Siemens Hearing aids’ was conducted by Mr. Suhas, Audiologist from Siemens India Pvt Ltd for the staff of the Dept of Hearing Studies. On 21st February, 2015, Mr. Nagarjun, Regional Audiologist (South India), from Widex India Pvt. Ltd. conducted a workshop on ‘Latest trends in Widex hearing aids’ for the staff and students. As a part of the workshop a quiz was conducted by Widex Pvt. Ltd. and we would like to congratulate Ms. Arathi Soman, 2nd M.Sc. (Aud) student for winning the quiz.

Seminar on NGO Management & Development

The aim of the seminar was to come to a consensus and draw a comprehensive conclusion on whether any technical or and systemic support (if any) are required for effective development and management of NGO’s within the country. The seminar was thought provoking and Mr. Suresh Babu in his address brought out the difference between the Indian Trust Act, 1882 and the Registrar of Societies Act, 1860. He spoke about the legal framework of NGO management and development in the country which brought about immense clarity among the audience and enlightened about various such sections in the country, with special reference to the State of Karnataka. 06 | ISH LINK | April 2015

Workshop on ‘Latest trends in Widex hearing aids’ by Mr. Nagarjun

On 28th February, a Seminar on “Dysphagia: Basics and Insights for a Speech Pathologist” was conducted by the Department of Speech Language Studies. The organizing Secretary for this seminar was Dr. B.S. Premalatha, HOD Department of Speech and Language Studies. This RCI recognized CRE seminar was sponsored by Dr. S. R. Chandrasekhar Institute of Speech and Hearing and Vaibhav Speech and Hearing Centre, Mysore. The seminar had video illustrations of individual case studies, which helped the student clinicians to appreciate the methods and techniques of dysphagia therapy through a practical approach. A team of resource persons conducted the seminar. Dr. Srinivas D.R., Consultant ENT at Chord Road Hospital spoke about Anatomy and Physiology of Normal Swallow with Red Alerts for Dysphagia, Mr. Phaneedhar Reddy who is the Speech & Swallowing Therapist at Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad presented on Bedside Evaluation of Dysphagia, Ms. Smita Caren Mathias working as the Speech & Swallowing Specialist at Majumdar Shaw Cancer Research Hospital, Bangalore, spoke on Instrumental approaches for assessment of dysphagia, Mr. Vijay Kumar K.V. Senior Lecturer, Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai spoke about Feeding through Ryle’s tube and cuffed tracheostoma management, Dr. B.K. Yamini, Associate Professor, NIMHANS, Bangalore shared her knowledge on Thermal stimulation in Dysphagia Management and Ms. Bhagya Shivkumar, Lecturer, Samvaad Institute of Speech & Hearing,

Bangalore spoke about Glossectomy. The sessions were chaired by Dr. B.S. Premalatha and Ms. Anita Reddy. The faculty from our department shared their knowledge regarding specific areas of contention in dysphagia. The details of the topics given by our faculty are as follows:

Ms. Sujatha during a practical demonstration

Dr. B.S. Premalatha, demonstrating feeding through Ryle’s tube

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Name of Faculty


Prof. R. Rangasayee

Dysphagia in ICF Framework

Dr. B.S. Premalatha & Ms. Reeta J.P.

Dysphagia secondary to Stroke

Mrs. Anima M.

Orientation about management strategies of dysphagia: Theoretical perspectives

Mrs. Sneha M.V.

What, Why & How to assess & manage Psychogenic Dysphagia

Mrs. Sujatha S. & Mrs. Swetha G.

Assessment of Associated conditions of Dysphagia: Drooling & Trismus

Ms. Daly S.

Management of Maxillectomy & Mandibulectomy

Mrs. Revathi M.

Management of Mandibulectomy with Lip resection

Mr. Rinnu J.C.

Partial Laryngectomy

The highlight of the seminar was live demonstration of significant progress achieved by a stroke client after swallow therapy given at the Institute.

On the 8th of March, 2015 to commemorate International Women’s Day Celebrations at the Institute Dr. Uma Devi K., Gynecologist at Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology Bangalore, gave a talk to all women, both staff and students. The doctor’s main educative points were regarding the signs, symptoms and tests used to detect gynecological and breast cancer. More emphasis was given on the importance of maintaining personal hygiene.

Dr. Uma Devi K. From Kidwai Institute of Oncology

From the 12th to 14th of March, 2015 the three day RCI recognized CRE program - National Workshop on “Extending the Boundaries of Clinical AudiologyFocus on the Vestibular System” was conducted by the Department of Hearing Studies. The Organizing Secretary of the workshop was Dr. Rashmi Bhat, HOD Department of Hearing Studies. This RCI recognized CRE workshop was sponsored by: 1 GLOBAL Audiology Services Pvt. Ltd. 2 Lakshmi Vilas Bank, Jayanagar Branch, Bengaluru 3

Starkey Laboratories India Pvt. Ltd.


Widex India Pvt. Ltd.

Dr. Sujeet Kumar Sinha during the Workshop

5 Advanced Bionics India Pvt. Ltd. 6 Bangalore ENT Trust 7 Hearing Wellness Clinic 8 Amplifon India Pvt. Ltd. 9 Bharathi Enterprises Speech and Hearing Centre 10 Vaibhav Speech & Hearing Centre 11 PIKA Medical (P) Ltd. 12 Unitron Hearing India Pvt. Ltd. 13 Harmony Speech & Hearing Clinic 14 Nayak’s Hearing Care Clinic 15 State Bank of Mysore

Live demonstration of Vestibular tests 08 | ISH LINK | April 2015

We are grateful to the donors for their generous contributions towards the conference that aided in successful completion. The Key note address was delivered by Dr. C.S. Vanaja, Prof. & Head of the Department School of Audiology and Speech Language Pathology, Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Pune, India. The Second Keynote Address on BPPV was delivered by Padmashree Dr. Milind V. Kirtane, an eminent ENT surgeon working as Professor Emeritus Seth G. S. Medical College & Hon. Surgeon at KEM Hospital, Hon. Consulting ENT Surgeon at P. D. Hinduja National Hospital, Breach Candy Hospital, Saifee Hospital, Prince Ali Khan Hospital, Hon. ENT consultant to, His Excellency, The Governor of Maharashtra. Several prominent and knowledgeable resource persons were present at the workshop, the details of which are as follows: Resource Person



Col. Dr. Sabari Girish

ENT Surgeon at Command Hospital, Bengaluru

Balance System Anatomy & Physiology

Dr. Shankar Medikeri Dr. Sheeja Gangan

ENT Surgeon, Director, Medikeri’s Super Specialty ENT Center, Bengaluru ENT Consultant at Dr. S. R. Chandrasekhar Institute of Speech & Hearing

Medical/Surgical Management Pathology of the Vestibular System an ENT’s perspective

Dr. Raghunandan Nadig

Associate Professor, Dept. of Neurology St.Johns Hospital, Bengaluru

Dysfunction of the Vestibular System - A Neurologist’s Perspective

Dr. Priya Sreedaran

Assistant Professor, Psychiatry St John’s Medical College, Bengaluru

Pathology of the Vestibular System a Psychiatrist’s Perspective

Dr. Prathibha

Faculty, St.John's Hospital, Bengaluru

Case History for Vestibular Disorders

Dr. Ramesh

Associate Professor, Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, St.John’s Medical College Hospital, Bengaluru

Screening and Diagnosis Medical perspective

Mr. Suresh T.

Lecturer at Samvaad Institute of Speech & Hearing, Bengaluru

Audiological Assessment Objective and Head Impulse Test

Dr. Animesh Burman

Professor of Audiology at All India Institute of Speech and Hearing, Mysuru

Introduction to VEMP

Dr. Sujeet Kumar Sinha

Lecturer of Audiology at All India Institute of Speech & Hearing, Mysuru

Introduction and demonstration of ENG/VNG

Prof. Pranesh Rao

Mahavir Jain Hospital and Disability Cell, Women and Child Welfare

Vestibular Assessment in Practice

Dr. Srinivas

Associate Prof, St.John's Hospital, Bengaluru

Vestibular Rehabilitation Exercises

Prof. R. Rangasayee

Director (Technical) at Dr.SRCISH, Bengaluru

Vertigo in ICF Framework

Dr. Kaushalendra Kumar

Lecturer, Dept of Speech & Hearing, KMC, Mangalore

Demonstration - AC/ BC/ Ocular VEMP

Dr. Conrad Rasquinha

ENT Surgeon, P.D.Hinduja Sindhi Hospital, Bengaluru

Establishment of Fall Clinic Panel Discussion Moderator

The feedback received post conference was mainly on the usefulness of the information provided and the heightened gain of practical knowledge through demonstrations. Suggestions included requests to conduct workshops specifically on ENG/VNG and establishment of a vestibular clinic.

Panel Discussion

Practical devices to aid vestibular function 09 | ISH LINK | April 2015

Career Orientation Our alumni, Mrs. Smitha Caren Mathias, working as Speech & Swallowing Specialist at Majumdar Shaw Cancer Research Hospital, Bangalore and Mr. Prasanna Hegde, Head Dept. of Speech Pathology, NewRo-Neuro rehabilitation center and founder of Insight Speech Language Pathology. Shared their experiences in the professional field and oriented our final year post graduate students. They addressed issues that students face in their transition to becoming successful professionals. The speakers addressed the students on what to expect in different workplace environments such as hospitals and the best approach to face these realities.

Mr. Prasanna giving a career orientation to final year post graduate students

Students and staff with Mrs. Smitha Caren Mathias and Mr. Prasanna

Participation in Seminars/Conferences & Training Workshops Dr. B.S. Premalatha, HOD Speech and Language Studies served as a resource person at the preconference workshop for Voice Rehabilitation in Laryngectomees - A Team Approach at the annual Indian Speech and Hearing Conference (ISHACON -47) held at Manipal, Karnataka on 31st of December. She also chaired the scientific session for oral paper presentations in speech and language. Mr. Shobin James and Mr. Suman of II MASLP represented Dr. S. R. Chandrasekhar Institute of Speech and Hearing during ISHACON-47 (1st to 3rd January, 2015) at the stall set up at the Annual conference for Indian Speech & Hearing Association. Mr. Sujay Das Gupta, faculty from the department of Hearing Studies also attended the national conference. Eleven research papers were presented at the 47th ISHACON 2015 held during 1st to 3rd January, 2015 by staff and students of the Institute. Title of the Paper


Perception of environmental sounds in prelingual hearing impaired cochlear implant recipients

•Mr Roshan •Mr Jobin •Ms. Megha Sasidharan

ESRT in CI recipients with cochlear nerve deficiency and normal auditory nerve

•Pratheek •Upasana •Rachita •Ms. Megha Sasidharan

Return to work (RTW) among Aphasics

•Shuchita Sharma •Aditi B.R. •Sneha Mareen Varghese •Rangasayee R.

Effects 0f Chemoradiotherapy 0n Voice: A Preliminary Study

•Nikita Dadlani •Trisha Huddar •Prathiksha Vaidhyanathan •Premalatha B.S. •Revathi Magesh •Daly Sebastian •Rangasayee R. •Badarunisa Mohammad Basher •Kala Baby •Prathiksha Vaidhyanathan •Nikita Dadlani •Trisha Huddar •Revathi Magesh •Premalatha B.S.

ICF based analysis of communication disorders in dementia of Alzheimer’s type Voice Profile Of Professional Beatboxers: A Preliminary Study Comparison of the Assessment of the of the Child’s Experience •Yashaswini Singh •Swetha Grandhi of Stuttering (ACES) with Stuttering Severity Index (SSI) Do Individuals With Hearing Impairment Exhibit Deficits In •Ramya Murali Adiseshan •Shilpa Pandit Executive Function? A Preliminary Investigation •Anisha Martis •Sneha Mareen Varghese •Aditi B.R. •Shuchita Sharma •Reeta Jaya Philip Variation trends in word associations with aging •Sneha Mareen Varghese Orthographic and phonological code activation in transparent •Reny Raju •Pooja Bhaskaran •Reeta Jaya Philip orthography Sneha Mareen Varghese Quality of life in pediatric population with autism spectrum disorder based on parent-proxy report

•Jobin Jacob •Sebin George •Rinnu Joseph Chacko

An insight into the assessment and management of Sialorrhea in •Jobin Jacob •Sebin George •Rinnu Joseph Chacko pediatric population with developmental disabilities 10 | ISH LINK | April 2015

Mrs. Alphonsa Joseph, HOD of Psychology Unit attended the International Conference on Recent Emerging Avenues Challenges and Holistic Approaches towards Psycho Social Rehabilitation Practices on 13th of February 2015. Ms. Swetha Grandhi, Lecturer, Department of Speech Language Studies attended the National Service Scheme meeting held at Jnana Jyothi Auditorium, Bangalore on 10th March 2015. The focus of the meet was to encourage students to involve themselves in community services in rural areas and to develop the habit of providing selfless services as a responsible citizen of India. At the National workshop on “Extending the boundaries of clinical Audiology- focus on the vestibular system” during 12th to 14th of March 2015 almost ten papers from various Institutions were presented. Four presentations were made by our staff and students. Mr. Bibin S.B. was awarded the ‘Best Paper’ award. The details of which are as follows: Title of the Presentation


“Objective and subjective vestibular assessment Michel’s aplasia - •Mrs. Sherin Jose A single case study” •Ms.Vaishnavi Ramdas “Profiling of VEMP Findings in Individuals Practising KALARIPAYATTU”

•Dr. Rashmi J Bhatt •Mrs. Mereen Rose Babu •Ms. Vaishnavi Ramdas •Mr. Bibin S.B. *Awarded the Best Paper Award

“Functional balance in children with cochlear implant

Ms. Megha Sasidharan Mr. Pratik Agarwalla

“VEMP in Metal Musicians, a case study”

•Dr. Rashmi Bhat •Ms. Gurneet Chopra •Ms. Shefali K.C.

Research Publications Title



Singers and Non-Singers Perception of Vocal Vibrato

A. Anita Reddy Uma Subramanian

Journal of Voice (March 19th, 2015) DOI:

Auditory Evoked Potential with Speech & Non Speech Stimulus

Shivraj Bhimte R. Rangasayee

International Journal of Innovative Research and Development (IJIRD) Vol.4, Issue 3, March 2015

Ph.D. News

The Institute continues to be a center for Ph.D. in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology in Bangalore University. During this quarter of 2015 Mrs A. Srividya, Ms. Reeta Jaya Philip and Mrs. Meeren Rose Babu have registered under the guidance of Dr. B.S. Premalatha and are undergoing the mandatory course work.

Ethnic Day

From the SASH Desk

On January 30th, 2015 Ethnic Day was organised by the students to celebrate and appreciate the cultural diversity of our Nation. The students enjoyed by taking part in fashion shows that showcased their respective ethnic dressing styles. The fashion show was judged by our faculty Dr. Madhuri Gore, and Dr. B.S Premalatha. Mr. Syed Atif and Mr Alok Suman were jointly awarded the title of Mr. Ethnic and the title of Ms. Ethnic was shared by Ms. Manisha Choudhury and Ms. Reny Raju. As a part of the event a photography competition was also held to capture and freeze the beauty and elegance of our Indian culture. After this, a dance floor was organized to pump up the energy and end the day on a high note.

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Sports Day for the Staff & Faculty

For the first time in the Institute’s history from 9th to 12th February, a three day sports event for the staff and faculty was organized. Teachers from all the departments and staff participated energetically each day in the evening. Indoor and outdoor sports events such as Badminton, Darts, Carom, Tug of War, Lemon and Spoon race, Table Tennis and Chess were conducted. It was exciting to watch the staff take part in the events for a change, enjoy themselves and have fun.

Sports day conducted by students for the staff and Faculty 12 | ISH LINK | April 2015

Sports Day for the Students

On February 13th, 2015, Sports Day for students was held in the Kacharakannahalli ground with the inauguration of events by Dr. Madhuri Gore, Professor and Deputy Director (Tech) and Principal of the College. Events such as Shotput, 100 meter race, Cricket, Tug of War, and Skipping were organized. Also, lunch was served to all. Sports day was a success and a memorable day for all the students.

Energetic students during Sports Day

Dr. Madhuri Gore declaring the Sports Day open

Bangalore ISHA Chapter - Sports Meet

On March 1st, 2015 students enthusiastically participated in the sports meet conducted by ISHA - Bangalore chapter. This sports meet was an inter-collegiate event and saw the participation of three local colleges offering Programs in Speech and Hearing. Our team won the first place in volley ball and tug of war. Second place was won in the team events of cricket and throw ball.

SHRISHTI - 2K15 On March 6th, 2015 the Talents day (SHRISHTI-2K15) extravaganza was held. The day which is a platform for students to showcase their talents involved both off stage and on stage events. The day was kick started with off stage events such as nail art, cold cookery, tattooing, and face painting. On stage events included colorful events like theme act, comedy humgama, group dance, group song, movie making, fashion show, trio dance and photography. To encourage the participants cash prizes were introduced for the first time which was sponsored by our alumni and staff from Insight SLP, Lifesound Speech and Hearing Clinic and the Department of Hearing Studies, Dr. SRCISH. For the off stage events a first prize award of 500/- rupees was given. On stage group events fetched the first prize winners an award of 1000/- rupees. The talents day was a grand success and ended with an energetic dance floor. The overall winners of SHRISHTI 2K15 was the students of 2nd BSLPA class, who have aptly called their class as the ‘The Unbeatables’. The second place went to the 3rd BSLPA students (Desibels)* followed by the MSc class aka ‘The Uniq-on’ class. *Note: Desi means Nationalist or Local; not a spelling mistake!!!

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On January 22nd the children along with their mothers were taken on a field trip to Lalbagh, for the colorful flower show which is organized as a part of the Republic Day festivities. The children got to see and enjoy many unusual fruits and vegetables. They were amused and thrilled to see the snake like ‘snake gourd’ and their favorite strawberries growing in plants, close to the soil. The mothers of the children were very happy and felt that the trip was very educative for them as well as their children. The Mothers Training Center is a need based program designed to train the children with hearing impairment, along with their mothers, in learning to communicate. To celebrate and practically teach the young children about the joyous festival of Makara Shankrathi they were taken on a field trip to a market. Here they got to see and learn about the typical symbols of this festival such as sugar cane, turmeric plants, sweet potatoes, cow-gram and ellu-bella (Sesame seeds and jaggery mix). The children were given real life experiences by guiding them to purchase the items required for celebrating the festival at the Mothers Training Center. They were also taught about the change in the direction of the sun rays and the rituals associated with Makara Shankranthi. The Mothers of the children prepared pictures depicting the celebration of this Harvest festival in various parts of India. They also prepared pongal (Jaggery Rice), ellu-bella and worshipped the ‘Sun-God’ while wishing each other and celebrating the festival.

The ability to communicate using our hands, wherein each alphabet has a specific hand shape is unique and vastly used by the hearing impaired population all over the world. The popular sign language systems are the Indian sign language, British sign language and the American sign language. Imagine saying ‘I want to go out of this boring noisy party and have a hot cup of coffee with you’ using only your hands. This is exactly the kind of magic that any two people who know sign language can do. Sign language is a unique language to learn and it is taught at our Institute in both individual as well as group classes. Mrs. Margaret Joseph continued to render her sign language interpretation services to several police cases and courts in this quarter.

On January 30th, the death anniversary of the Mahatma Gandhi was observed as the ‘Martyr Day’. The children were taught to chant the ‘Meera Bhajan’ and the Father of the Nation was honored by the children with garlands. The children were enlightened about the teachings of the Bapu and his work done for our country. The Mahashivrathri festival was celebrated by the Mothers Training Center on February 16th through the lively narration of stories related to Mahashivrathri. In this way the Mothers were advised and taught on how they can develop language in their children through the method of incidental learning.

Sign Language Cell

Sunaad School for Children with Hearing Impairment

Festival Celebrations

Shankranthi the harvest festival is celebrated as token of gratitude to nature, especially to the Sun God, and cattle. The children with hearing impairment paid tribute to the symbols of the festival who have blessed us with a rich harvest and prosperity. Our Institute always encourages these values and Sunaad School celebrated the festival on January 14th, 2015. The children made ellu bella and distributed it to all their teachers and friends. These activities help our children understand our culture and tradition. To add to the children’s knowledge the teachers of Sunaad School explained the significance of the festival and how it is celebrated in various parts of India. The school was decorated with rangoli, sugarcane stalks and the pongal pot.

Sports Day Celebration

Our school celebrated the annual sports day on 16th January 2015. Team as well as individual events were organized along with other sporting activities. We continue to encourage student’s extra-curricular activities to promote holistic development of mind and body.

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‘Nesargi Sanjeevani’

On 25th January a virtual healthcare project for the underprivileged was launched by the name of ‘Nesargi Sanjeevani’. This was started in the memory of Late Hon. Justice Nesargi. Our children from Sunaad School participated in the inauguration dance held at Kormangala Indoor Stadium, Bangalore.

‘Wealth-out-of-Waste’ Competition

A unique competition was organized on 28th January 2015 where the children put their minds to create unique articles out of waste material. Mrs. Rathna Shetty Co-ordinator, Mothers Training Program and Mrs. Alphonsa Joseph, HOD, Psychology Unit were the judges at the competition.

Birth day of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose

On the occasion of the birthday of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, a workshop was held on 29th January, 2015 for Physical Training (PT) teachers where the CCE method of evaluation was discussed. Our PT teacher, Mr. Shivraj Kumar attended this workshop.

Saraswathi Pooja

Saraswathi Pooja was observed on 11th March 2015 before the annual examinations commenced. The children learnt about the significance of the Saraswathi Pooja and sweet boondi was distributed as Prasad.

Graduation Day

11th March 2015 was a very special day for the students of class X. The graduation ceremony for the students was observed on a grand scale at the Institute auditorium. Ms. Sujatha from Enable India was the guest of honor. Mr. Narasimha, trainer at Enable India graced the occasion. Mr. M.S. Venkatesh, Chairman of the Institute; Mr. Rangasayee, Director (Technical) and Mrs. Madhuri Gore, Professor and Deputy Director (Tech) and Principal of the College were also present. The parents and relatives of the students were invited and proud to see their children complete their schooling despite the challenges they face due to their hearing impairment. The children were honored with certificates, scrolls and mementos. The children, parents and teachers shared their memories.

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Swami Raghuveerananda, Ramakrishna-Vivekananda Ashrama, 3rd Main 5th Cross, Kalyanagar, Hubballi 560 031 E-mail: Mob: 94487 54545

I, Rezhaw Mohamed, I was treated speech and swallow therapy at the therapy institution. I give my special thanks to Dr. B.S. Premalatha, Mrs. Revathi Magesh that we were sent by Dr. Vishal Rao from BGS Hospital for swallowing therapy. Thanks a lot. A Kurdish Patient. Mr. Rezhaw Mohammed, Iraqi Kurdish Region I am extremely happy to visit the Institute along with my colleagues and impressed by the services rendered by the Institute. It is heartening to note they are helping the individuals to learn and re learn and to stand in the society with pride. I pray Godess Vasavi Matha to give strength and motivation to help the needy in becoming good citizen. K. Pothanna Setty, Head - Compliance - GMR Group, Dy. Governor - Services, Vasavi Clubs International, Vysya Bank Colony, Araker, Bannerghatta Road, Bengaluru 560 076.E mail: Mob: 99723 67242 Date: 20.01.2015 This is not just excellent but noble deed. K.A. Krishnaiah, Financial Advisor, Dy. Governor (Region-I), Vasvi Clubs International, 549, .G Main, Vysya Bank Colony, Bengaluru 560 076 E-mail:, Mob: 94484 41527 Date: 20.01.2015

Oustanding programme to have this mobile unit and available for Rural India. Congratulations to Bangalore East Lions Club for following your dream. Barry J. Palmer, IPIP 2014-15 Dated 28.02.2015 I am amazed at the progress the Institute has made the last two decades. It has reached the zenith but there is still scope to grow and achieve greater heights. I look forward for association of the Institute with Government of Karnataka and National Health Mission to address the problems of specially challenged. Wish the Institute and all the faculty and students the best. Dr. H.C. Ramesh, Director of Health and Family Welfare E-mail: Mob: 98453 93010 Date 6.03.2015 Awesome work! The Institute of this stature is one of its kind in the world. It has been a great pleasure to such a team of dedicated people working for people with disabilities. Sujatha Vijayaanand, Enable India, #473/B, Audugodi Main Road, Koramangala 8th Block, Bengaluru 560 095 Email: Tel: 080-6732 3636 / 81058 19184 Date: 11.03.2015

Donation of Hearing Aids & Community Services at the Institute The children of Sunaad School received free hearing aids from the Starkey Foundation. We much appreciate the gesture. 15% of clients belonging to BPL families and senior citizens have availed concession for therapy and assessment charges.

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Screening Camps

Several screening camps at schools, public centers and old age homes were conducted by the Institute in the last quarter, the details of which are as follows: Date



Total Screened

21.02.15 Lions Bangarpet Bangarpet 48 25.01.15 Rotary Malleshwaram, & Bangalore East 80 Bangalore 26.01.15 Cantonment Nirmal Shishu Ms. Prema & Bhavan 06.02.15 33 Ms. Alphonsa Charity, Lingarajpuram Rtn M.S. Ashaktha 159 senior 20.02.15 Venkatesh, Poshaka Sabha, citizens & 15 Chairman V.V. Puram orphan children

On 06th February 2015 the staff from Psychology Department, ISH visited “Nirmala Shishu Bhavan” on Hennur main road, for an assessment camp. Nirmala Shishu Bhavan is an orphanage run by the Nuns of Missionaries of Charity. 6 formal tests of Cognition, Development and Perceptual Motor Functions were administered on 32 children. The department would like to appreciate the good work done by the Nuns, and draws inspiration from them. On 26th February 2015 the staff visited Belaku Special School, Yelahanka as part of an assessment camp conducted by the Department. 32 children were assessed on Cognition and Developmental Skills. The staff would like to thank the Institute for providing the opportunity and exposure to the extraordinary work done by the special school. The Institute conducted speech and hearing camps as a part of its outreach program. On 21st January 2015, Ms. Prema Kumari and Mr. Shobin were part of the camp organized by ‘Lions Bangarpet’ at Bangarpet.

Screening camp at Bangarpet

Screening Camp at Ashaktha Poshaka Sabha Staff and students participated at the screening camp for senior citizens residing at Ashaktha Poshaka Sabha, V.V.Puram, Bangalore. The camp was organized in discussion with our Chairman Rtn. M.S. Venkatesh. Ms. Prema Kumari coordinated the camp. A total of 159 senior citizens and 15 orphans reside at the senior citizen home. The elders were screened for hearing, speech and swallowing related issues. The staff and students were well received by the senior citizens and staff at Ashaktha Poshaka Sabha. The visit to the senior citizen home was enlightening to the students as well.

Camp held at Malleshwaram - Rotary Bangalore East, Contonment

Screening under progress at camp

Out-reach & Extension Programme

Outreach Centre at Sheshadripuram

At the A Ashaktha Poshaka Sabha senior citizen camp

Our Outreach Centre is functioning actively at Primary Health Centre, Lions Club-North Bangalore, Siroor Park Road, Shesadripuram. Clients are availing regular speech therapy sessions at the centre. For further information on therapy appointment please contact: Ms. Prema Kumari C.B., Camp Coordinator at +91-98866 99404.


Elders having language, speech & swallowing screening test done

Staff at the COM-DEALL unit organized an outing for children on 20th February 2015. The Children were accompanied by their parents to Bal Bhavan and Cubbon Park. The children enjoyed their day of fun in the greenery.

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Clinical Services Rendered (January - March 2015) Statistics Speech Diagnostic Unit: Number of Clients Seen for Assessment

Type of Clients

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Dept. of Speech Language Studies: Psychology Unit (Assessment)

Speech Therapy Unit: Number of Clients & Sessions for Therapy Types of Client


Dr. P.S. Maiya, ENT Surgeon Maiya Multispeciality Hospital

Sri B. Krishna

Janmabhoomi Press Trust

• Sri S.N. Iyer Q.C. & Dr. Irene Iyer Charitable Trust, Mumbai Mr. M.S. Venkatesh

Chairman Bangalore Speech & Hearing Trust

• Smt. Vajramma SRS Charitable Trust, Hassan

Free Hearing Aid Provided to Deserving Poor Persons

During this quarter, 13 free digital hearing aids been distributed to deserving poor persons.

Donated by Lions Club Bangalore East.

Lions Club of Bangalore East

Lions Club of Bangalore East has contributed a sum of Rs.3,00,000/- as fund raising contribution to the Institute. 312 Digital Hearing Aids & Diagnostic equipments have been received through Dr. Krishna T.V. Reddy, UK through the good officers of Lion. Venkata Krishna Reddy to be issued to poor persons free of cost.

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Insight Into

(Trans) Gender

Introduction: Following birth, a child is governed by social standards and cultural rules and is placed into one of the two gender groups based on the child’s biological presentation. This rule impacts/influences the way an individual walks and talks, clothing the child wears and peers with whom the person associates. There are certain individuals, who are not comfortable with these norms imposed over them by the society, and hence challenge the definition of gender. These individuals are identified as Transgender (TG)/ Transsexuals (TS). The term “transsexual” was coined by an American psychiatrist, Harry Benjamin (1966). Transsexuals are individuals whose gender identity is fundamentally in conflict with their biological sex, and who do not identify with their natal gender (Denny, 2004). These individuals will have a strong discomfort with their • biological identity • corresponding roles • expectations and • attitude the society expects from a traditional male and female genders. The term “Transgender” was coined in 1960s and is defined in various versions of the DSM as a condition in which an individual wishes to manifest the primary and secondary sex characteristics of the non-natal sex and lives as a member of that sex, and modifies his or her body with hormones and surgery to achieve that end (Denny, 2004). Transgender describes all persons whose identities, behavior, dress vary from traditional gender norms, including transsexuals, trans genders, cross-dressers, and drag queens (Denny, 2004).

Incidence & Prevalance In India: The total TG population (point estimate) across the 17 states was reported to be 62,137. The top five states that reported the highest concentration of TG/Eunuchs were Maharashtra (10,057), Uttar Pradesh (8001), Odisha (7854), West Bengal (6788) and Andhra Pradesh (5401). Together these five states comprise of a total of 38101 TGs/ Eunuchs across the 17 states, which is around 61% of the total TG population. Steps in Transition Process: Surgery for changing one’s natal gender is not something easy and most physicians and psychiatrists require a person to live for 1-2 years as a member of the target gender before the surgery (Verdolini et al., 2006). According to the acceptable standards of Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association (HBIGDA, 2000), a client must see a psychologist for 2 years and live full time in the new gender role for a year. Only after this period of time will the psychiatrist consider writing a letter of approval for the final gender reconstructive surgery. During this period of psychotherapy clients also schedule the following: • Gender Reassignment Surgery/Sex Reassignment Surgery • Electrolysis appointments • Plastic surgery to feminize all masculinize the facial area and scalp as well as laryngeal shave (M to F) • Fashion and makeup consultants • Hair and image consultants • Endocrinology appointment for hormone therapy • Family therapy • Job coaching • Interviewing coaching • Life style management consultants

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A host of other professional areas of specialty aid in a smooth transition period. Team Members in Assessing & Managing: Psychiatrist, Plastic surgeon, Endocrinologist, Gynecologist, Urologist, Otorhinolaryngologist and Speech Language Therapist. • In the case of F to M transgender/transsexual clients, communication therapy does not seem to be a common approach. • Prevailing opinion is that in this condition, the desired voice change takes place automatically under the influence of androgen administration, so that voice tract for fundamental frequency modification is not indicated. • But however, many F to M clients acquire a satisfactory voice as a result of voice therapy but it is found that these clients express concerns about their voice suggesting that the hormonally induced voice changes is not straightforward as it is considered. Services Provided by an Speech Language Pathologist (SLP): A total program for Voice and Communication training for the MtoF and FtoM patient includes work in many of these areas but not necessarily all of them: •Pitch •Resonance •Intonation •Rate •Volume/ Intensity •Language: Syntax, vocabulary and Pragmatics •Articulation •Vocal hygiene •Nonverbal Communication •Carryover

Media Remembers Sanjevani Page No.6 - 27th February, 2015

Responsibility of the speech therapist: • Voice Work • The therapist gives help and practical advice on voice modification to help the client sound and project as acceptable and plausible a result as possible to the receiver. • Encouraging general communication skills • Referral to the other agencies: • Referral to a beauty therapist- To sought advice on grooming, clothes, electrolysis and make-up. • Psychiatric social worker: to obtain information about formalities of changing names and queries about legal documents and family counseling. • Referral to a ENT physician in case of phonosurgery, crico-thyroid approximation., and thyroplasty. Conclusion: The services provided by an SLP is not only restricted to speech and language problems which we see in our day to day clinical scenario. The role of an SLP extends beyond assessing, managing and rehabilitating the transgender population. There are many transgenders who are not aware of an SLP’s role in helping them to lead a normal life without restriction. Thus the ultimate aim of this insight is to create an awareness regarding the role of an SLP in assessing and treating transgender clients thereby extending the boundary.

vijayakarnataka Page No.11 - 28th February, 2015

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Meenakshi Rajagopal II MASLP

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National News Analysis 23 | ISH LINK | April 2015

14. Dr. L.P. Cardoza, 44, Madhavaraya Mudaliar Road, Beside State Bank of Mysore, Opp to Indian Overseas Bank, Fraser Town, Bengaluru 560 005 15. The ENT Consultant, AVHIETA Hospital & Health Care, 280/1, Byrathi Cross, Hennur Bagalur Main Road, Bangalore 560 077 Tel: 2846 5145

Our sincere thanks to all the Hospitals/Doctors/ENT Surgeons for their trust

16. The ENT Consultant, Silverline Diagnostics, L7H Life Resources Pvt Ltd., 217, Zain Complex, CMR Road, 3rd Block, HRBR Layout, Kalyananagar, Bengaluru 560 043 Tel: 490 99 999 17. Dr. Uday Muthane, Consultant Neurologist, Parkinson & Ageing Research Foundation, 58C/12, MICRO Labs Compount, Kudlu Village, Singasandra Post, Bengaluru

01. Dr. Rani George, ENT Surgeon, Koshy’s Hospital, Tambuchetty Palya Road, Ramamurthy Nagar Extn., Bengaluru 560 016 Tel: 2565 8011 02. Dr. S. Luke, Consultant, Dept. of Family Medicine, Bangalore Baptist Hospital, Near Canara Bank, Bellary Road, Hebbal, Bengaluru 560 024 Tel: 22024700 03. Dr. V. Sridhar, Family Physician and ENT Specialist, Dr. Venugopal Clinic, 726, RSC Complex, Old MM Road, Bangarpet 563 114 Tel: 08153-254425 04. The ENT Consultant, Chaya Hospital, #6C-335, 4th C Main Road, 6th Cross, OMBR Layout, Bhuvanagiri, Bengaluru 560 043 Tel: 2542 6030 05. Dr. B. Santhanam, ENT Care Centre, 7, Sangodipuram, Dharmapuri Tel: 04342-267979 06. The ENT Consultant, Church of South India Hospital, Karnataka Central Diocese, Post Bag No.4, Hazarath Kambal Post Road, Bengaluru 560 051 Tel: 2286 1103 07. The ENT Consultant, Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Health, South Hospital Complex, Dharmaram College Post, Bengaluru 560 029 08. Dr. V. Meenakshi Sundaram, ENT Surgeon, People’s Clinic, 130, 3rd Cross, P & T Layout, Horamavu Road, Kalyananagar Post, Bengaluru 560 043 Tel: 99455 21290 09. Dr. P.V. Shiva Kumar, ENT & Head & Neck Surgeon, Zion Hospials, 83/1, Kamanahalli Main Road, Bengaluru 560 084 Mob: 98452 21523 10. ENT Surgeon, Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Hospital, Ujire 574 240 Tel: 237611/615 11. Dr. B.K. Yamini, Asst Prof, Department of Speech Pathology & Audiology, N I M H A N S, Hosur Road, Bengaluru 560 029 12. Dr. T.P. Jose, No.24/1, Davis Road, Cooke Town, Bengaluru 560 084 Tel: 87621 74827 13. Dr. Sarala Sabapathy, ENT Consultant, Bowring and Lady Curzon Hospitals, Hospital Road, Shivajinagar, Bengaluru 560 001 Tel: 97427 29955

18. Dr. Rani K. George, ENT Surgeon, 5C, 324, 5th Cross, OMBR Layout, Banaswadi, Bengaluru 560 043 Tel: 99450 15382 19. Dr. H.V. Ramprasad, Children’s Specialist, Shishu Health Care Centre, 46, Karnataka Layout, Kurubarahalli Main Road, Bengaluru 560 086 Tel: 2323 1616 20. Dr. Myna, Consultant ENT Surgeon, Smruthi ENT - Hearing Aid Centre, 170, 80 Feet Road, 6th Main, Vysya Bank Colony, Arekere, Bengaluru 560 076 21. Dr. Shankar B. Medikeri, ENT Surgeon, Medikeri’s Super Speciality ENT Center, 9/91, Govindappa Road Cross, R V Roa, Basavangudi, Bengaluru 560 004 Tel: 3290 1028 22. Dr. Shahab Siddiqui, ENT Head & Neck Surgeon, Siddiqui ENT Head & Neck Centre, 10, Rogers Road, Richards Town, Opp Jack & Jill School, Bengaluru 560 005 23. Dr. Raja Thomas, Consulant Plastic Surgeon, St. Martha’s Hospital, No.5, Nrupathunga Road, Bengaluru 560 001 Mob: 99806 31859 24. Dr. O.S. Santhosh, Pediatric & Adolescent Endocrinoloist, Karnataka Institute of Diabetology, Bannerghatta Road, 9th Block, Jayanagar, Bengaluru 560 069 Tel: 2664 7444 25. Dr. Roopa K. Naik, ENT Surgeon, Sanidhi ENT Clnic, 5C-301/2, 5th Cross, III Main, Kalyananagar, III Block, HRBR Layout, Bengaluru 560 043 Tel: 2544 5858 26. Dr. Anupama Sequeria, Child & Adoloscent Psychiatrist, Bhagawan Mahaver Jain Hospital, Millers Road, Vasanthanagar, Bengaluru 560 052 Tel: 2226 1153 27. Dr. P.S. Maiya, ENT Specialist, Drs 7 Maiya Multispeciality Hospital LLP, 34, 10th Main, 1st Block, Jayanagar, Bengaluru 560011 Tel: 2667 7286 28. Ms. Namrata Pai, Magpie Speech Language Therapy Centre, 3rd Floor, T J Towers, Kothanur Dinne Main Road, Opp. Pai Electronics, JP Nagar 7th Phase, Bengaluru 560 078 Tel: 98800 69112

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29. Dr. Jawad Ahmed, ENT Surgeon, Apollo Clinic, 797, 10th Main, 1st Stage, 3rd Block, HBR Layout, Kalyanagar PO, Bengaluru 560 043 Tel: 2549 4040

35. Dr. S. Nagabhushana, Children Specialist, Ashwini Health Care Center, 73/5, 60 Ft Road, Mathikere, Bengaluru 560 054 Tel: 2347 1823

30. The ENT Consultant, Manipal Poly Clinic & Nursing Home, 253/1, 1st Floor, Rammurty Nagar Main Road, Bengaluru 560 016 Tel: 2590 9853

36. Dr. Harvin Kumar V., Pediatrician & Neonatologist, Sri Krishna Children Clinic, 2nd Cross, T G Extension, Hoskote 562 114 Tel: 97401 09891

31. Dr. R. Srinivas, Consultant Neurologist, 79/1, 18th Cross, Malleswaram, Bengaluru 560 055 Tel: 94494 42936 32. Dr. Raghavendra S., Consultant Neurologist, Vikram Hospitals, 71/1, Millers Road, Bengaluru 560 052 33. Dr. Shiva Kumar P.V. Kamala ENT & Dental Clinic, 218, 6th A Main, 2nd Block, HRBR Layout, Kalyananagar, Bengaluru 560 043 Tel: 2542 6339 34. Dr. Sheelu Srinivas Consultant ENT & Cochlear Implant Surgeon, 146, 5th Main, KEB Layout, BTM 1 Stage, Opp Jayadeva Hospital, Bengaluru 560 029 Tel: 96867 03595

Grants from Government of Karnataka

We are grateful to Government of Karnataka for Child Centric Grant of Rs.58,00,000 during the year 2014-15.

37. Dr. Dhyanchand V Charles, Pediatrician, Meridian Medical Centre, Mosque Road, Opp. Empire Hotel, Bengaluru 560 00 Tel: 4113 4853 38. The ENT Consultant Balaji Clinic and Diagnostic Centre, 48, 2nd Main, 3rd E Cross, East of NGEF Layout, Kasturingar, Bengaluru 560 043 Tel: 2542 7353 39. Dr. Anil Kumar Consultant Pediatrician & Neonatologist, Kidz Care Clinic, 516, 5th Cross, Kalyananagar, 2nd Block, HRBR Layout, Bengaluru 560 043 Tel: 2545 2828 40. Dr. Surya Prabha, ENT & Head & Neck Surgeon, Silverline Diagnostics, L7H Life Resources Pvt Ltd., 217, Zain Complex, CMR Road, 3rd Block, HRBR Layout, Kalyana Nagar, Bengaluru 560 043 Tel: 4909 9999


We welcome donations in cash or kind as well. Donations to the Institute are exempt U/s 80-G of the Income Tax Act. The cheque or demand draft may kindly be drawn in favour of “Bangalore Speech and Hearing Trust” and mailed to The Director, Dr. S. R. Chandrasekhar Institute of Speech and Hearing, Hennur Road, Lingarajapuram, Bangalore 560 084, India.

Admissions Open at Psychology Unit Admissions to the school for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD School) are open

For more details Please contact: Mrs. Alphonso Joseph, Head-Psychology Unit at the Institute •Ph: 080-2547 0037, 2546 8470 • E-mail:

Screening for the COM-DEALL intervention program at the Institute has begun

For more details Please contact: Ms. Pallavi, Team Leader- COM-DEALL, Psychology Unit at the Institute • E-mail:


BSLPA, MASLP, M.Sc. (Aud) and M.Sc. (SLP) programs Admissions are open for our Bachelors in Speech Language Pathology & Audiology (BSLPA) and Masters Programs in Speech and Hearing. Please contact the Institute for more details on the Eligibility, Admission Procedure and Fees Structure • E-mail: Interested candidates and families are welcome to visit our institute and know more about the courses. 25 | ISH LINK | April 2015


Available at the Institute Department of Hearing Studies

Audiometry: measurement of hearing/measuring sensitivity of hearing Hearing Aid (HA) prescription and Fitting: relates to trial and selection of a hearing aid suitable to the individuals nature and degree of hearing loss and comfort level. Custom Ear Mould Making: devices, which couple the hearing aids to the ear and are made to fit in the individuals’ ear. Hearing Aid Repair and Service: any problem in the working of the hearing aid can be repaired or worn out parts can be replaced. A hearing aid can also be periodically checked to see if it is functioning properly. Auditory Verbal Therapy: is a specialized type of therapy designed to teach a child to use the hearing provided by a hearing aid or a cochlear implant for understanding speech and learning to talk. Post Cochlear Implant rehabilitation: rehabilitation for children post cochlear implantation is an accepted part of the implant process. A young child with a cochlear implant and her family require a comprehensive habilitation program to help her utilize the auditory signal and to naturally integrate the various components of communication including listening, speech, language, reading and thinking. Mapping for Cochlear Implant: refers to the setting of the electrical stimulation limits necessary for the cochlear implant user to “hear” soft and comfortably loud sounds. Since the Cochlear Implant can only process sounds in a very narrow range (6-15 dB), it must be able to compress the natural range of sounds (normal speech is usually between 40-60 dB) into this small band. Noise Measurement: measuring the noise levels in industries and public areas and ascertain that it is within permissible limits and not a hazard to the hearing sensitivities of the people in the environment.

Department of Speech Language Sciences

Voice Clinic: provides services in the diagnosis and management of disorders that affect the voice. Endostroboscopy: It is a quick effective procedure to study the structure and functions of the vocal folds.

Speech Therapy Services For

Misarticulation: is a speech defect in which an individual substitute, omit, add or distort the speech sounds as result make the speech unintelligible. Stuttering: stuttering is a speech disorder in which sounds, syllables, or words are repeated or prolonged, disrupting the normal flow of speech. These speech disruptions may be accompanied by struggling behaviors, such as rapid eye blinks or tremors of the lips. Stuttering can make it difficult to communicate with other people, which often affects a person’s quality of life. Cleft lip and Palate: refers to a condition wherein a child is born with a split or torn lip(s) with a hole in the roof of the mouth. Cerebral Palsy (CP): is a term used to describe a non progressive group of disorders affecting body movement and muscle coordination due to anomaly of the developing brain. Autism: is a developmental disorder characterized by difficulties in social interaction, communication and by restricted and

repetitive behavior and manifests within the first two years of life. Aphasia: is the impairment of language function which results from strokes and other injuries to the language areas of the brain. Dysarthria: is an acquired speech problem caused by paralysis, weakness, or inability to coordinate the muscles of the mouth. Learning Disability: as aneurological condition that prevents a person from learning or severely impairs the learning process in one or more academic areas, despite his having average or higher intelligence. Laryngectomy: is a procedure that involves removing part or all of the voice box usually as a result of a cancerous tumour in the larynx resulting in loss of voice and requiring to learn new methods of speaking. Dysphagia: is a medical condition that causes a person to have problems in swallowing.

Psychology Unit

Developmental assessments are conducted on children to identify children with developmental delays (DQ/SQ) IQ Assessment: Intelligent quotient (IQ) or IQ tests are intended to measure aptitude and intellectual capacities and provide an estimate of a individuals mental abilities. Intelligence Tests: are tests of general intellectual abilities. They measure not only a single trait but also a range of abilities including memory, verbal ability, reasoning skills and numerical ability. Personality test: aims to describe aspects of a person’s character that remain stable throughout that person’s lifetime, the individual’s character pattern of behavior, thoughts, and feelings. Behavior modification: is a treatment approach, based on the principles of operant conditioning, that replaces undesirable behaviors with more desirable ones through positive or negative reinforcement. Psycho-educational Assessment or Learning Disibility Assessment: evaluates an individuals psychological and academic issues and spells out the needs for special education placement and services required for effective remediation of the child. School for children with Autism and Learning Disability, slow learners.

Other Unique Specialized Services

ENT Valuation: Routine evaluation of ear, nose and throat are available from an ENT consultant. School Screening: Service offered to schools for identification of speech, hearing and learning problems in children. Rural screening Camps: Service offered to any health centre, institution, organisation or industry or companies to identify people’s (adults and children) abilities in speech and hearing. Sunaad School for Hearing Impaired: Provides primary and middle school education in Kannada and English medium for hearing impaired children. Sign Language Training: Equips individuals with basic skills necessary to communicate with individuals with hearing impairment and become professional interpreters for them through short term and diploma level recognized courses in Indian Sign language. National Open School (NIOS): Institute provides coaching and training for individuals appearing for examinations conducted by NIOS, for out of school children with special needs. Mothers Training Centre: provides early and intensive intervention for young children with hearing impairment and provides training for their parents. Placement Cell: for adult deaf and graduating rehabilitation professionals.

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List of New Arrival of Books & International Journals to Library

Edition & Year Thimma Reddy K. Teaching of History & Civics (Kannada) 1999 Anasuya V. Paragi Mathru Bashe Kannada: Thathnva & Bhadhana Marga (Kannada) 2000 Venkateswaram Principles of Teaching English 1995 Pathak R.P. Teaching of Social Studies 2012 Dr. G. Puroshothama Mathina Thodaru 2014 Dhingra P.L. Disease of The Ear, Nose & Throat: Head & Neck Surgery 2014, Ed 6 Bhatnagar, Subhash Neuroscience: For The Study of Communicative Disorder 2013, Ed 4 Bernthal, John Articulational & Phonological Disorder 2013, Ed 7 Owens, Robert Language Disorders: A Functional Approach to Assess & Intervention 2014, Ed 6 Martin, Fedrick Introduction to Audiology Ed 12, 2015 Tye-Murray, Nancy Foundation of Aural Rehabilitation: Children, Adults & Family Members Ed 4, 2015 Waltzman, Susan Cochlear Implant Ed 3, 2014 Paul Rhea Language Disorder: From Infancy Through Adolesence Ed 4, 2012 Moor, Brain C.J. Audiotory Processing of Temporal Fine Structure: Effect of Age & Hearing Loss 2014 Warren, Richard Auditory Perception: An Analysis & Synthesis 2008 Ed 3 Kaderavek, John N. Language Disorder in Children: Fundamental Concepts of Assessment & Intervention Ed 2, 2015 Pickles An Introduction to The Physiology of The Hearing Ed 4, 2015 Hall, James Introduction to Audiology Today 2014 Lalwani, Anil Current Diagnosis & Treatment: Otolaryngology Head & Neck Ed 3, 2012 Dhillon R.S. Ear, Nose Throat & Head and Neck Surgery Ed 4, 2013 Reed, Vicki A. An Introduction to Children With Language Disorder Ed 4, 2012 Capellini Simone Neurolingustic Perspective An Dyslexia & Other Learing Disabilities 2007



• Audiology & Neurotology • International Journal of Audiology • International Journal of Langauge & Communication Disorders • Journal of The Association for Research in Otolaryngology • Jasa: Journal of Acoustical Society of America • Journal of Voice • Journal of Speech Langague & Hearing Research • Seminars in Hearing • Seminars in Speech & Langague • The Volta Review • Indian Journal of Applied Lingustics • Indian Journal of Otolaryngology: Head & Neck Surgery • Language Forum • The International Journal of Mind Brain & Cognition • Journal of Indian Speech & Hearing Association • Journal of Disable Management & Special Education • Journal of Indian Education

Motivation Talk

On 27th March 2015, Master trainer Ian Faria and Kavitha Garla from Talk Temple conducted a session to motivate and inspire our staff and students. The students and staff gained many take aways from the session and were enthusiastic to learn and take on challenges more positively after the talk.

Ian Faria with the staff and faculty of the Institute

Ian Faria inspiring the students

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Honoring & Welcoming the Dignitaries

Honoring of Dr. H.C. Ramesh, Director of Health & Family Welfare Services, Govt. of Karnataka

Welcoming of Sri B.G. Nandakumar, IAS, Commissioner, Collegiate Education, Govt. of Karnataka

Honoring of Sri B.G. Nandakumar, IAS, Commissioner, Collegiate Education, Govt. of Karnataka

Honoring of Dr. C.S. Vanaja, Prof. & HOD, School of Audiology & Speech Language Pathalogy, Bharatiya Vidya Peetha, Pune

Welcoming of Sri Shanbhogh (President Rotary International)

Welcoming of Sri Mr. Ravi Garg from Social Equity

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Dignitaries at the Institute & School

Sri K. Pothannasetty, Dy. Governor - Services, Vasavi Clubs International at the School

Sri K. Pothannasetty, Dy. Governor - Services, Vasavi Clubs International interacting with School Children

Chairman of Lions Clubs International Foundation Lion. Barry J. Palmer & Mrs. Palmer, visiting the Institute

Dr. Madhuri Gore explaining the facilities the Institute provides to Ian Faria

Swami Raghuveerananda, Ramakrishna Vivekananda Ashram, Hubballi, at Psychology Unit

Welcoming of Dr. H.C. Ramesh, Director of Health & Family Welfare Services, Govt. of Karnataka

Swami Raghuveerananda, Ramakrishna Vivekananda Ashram, Hubballi, at Dept. of Hearing Studies

Welcoming of Sri Antony from Christ University Welcoming of Dr. C.S. Vanaja, Prof. & HOD, School of Audiology & Speech Language Pathalogy, Bharatiya Vidya Peetha, Pune

Sri K. Pothannasetty, Dy. Governor - Services, Vasavi Clubs International, Donating Wheel Chairs

Therapy session at DEALL, SRCISH

SHRISHTI - 2K15 - Talents Day at SRCISH

Ball Pit donated by Sunil Damodaran, Bengaluru

Ear Mould impression & Display of Ear Moulds by Starkey Foundation at Hotel Ashok, Bengaluru

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Chairman of Lions Clubs International Foundation Lion. Barry J. Palmer & Mrs. Palmer lighting the Lamp

Chairman of Lions Clubs International Foundation Lion. Barry J. Palmer & Mrs. Palmer, inside the mobile van

Chairman of Lions Clubs International Foundation Lion. Barry J. Palmer & Mrs. Palmer alongwith Lions Club of Bangalore East members & School students

After the Mobile Van inauguration first camp held at Basavanagudi National College Grounds, Bengaluru 31 | ISH LINK | April 2015

The Bachelor & Master Courses are Affiliated to Bangalore University & Recognised by Rehabilitation Council of India. Separate Hostel accommodation is available for Boys & Girls.

Opt for Rewarding, Job Guaranteed and Career Oriented Professional Courses :

B.Ed. Special Education (Hearing Impairment)

BSLPA - Bachelor in Speech Language Pathology & Audiology

MASLP - Master in Audiology & Speech Language Pathology

M.Sc. (Audiology) Master in Audiology

M.Sc. (SLP)

Master in Speech - Language Pathology

Ph.D. in Speech & Hearing D.Ed.SE (HI) DHH - Diploma in Special Education (Hearing Impaired)

On successful completion of the professional courses, students will be placed in: • Hospitals • Special Schools • Industries • Speech & Hearing Institutes / Colleges • Hearing Aid Manufacturing Industry • NGOs working with the Rehabilitation Centres • Independent Practice 70 +% of our Students, after PG Course, take up jobs abroad within one year of completion of course

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