Speech and Hearing

History of the Department
Dr. S. R. Chandrasekhar Institute of Speech and Hearing (Dr.SRCISH), Bangalore, is one of the leading clinical and academic Institutes in India.
Dr.SRCISH was established in 1977, and since then has been dedicated to providing services to persons with communicative disabilities, such as– patients with hearing impairment, voice disorders, stuttering, cleft lip, cerebral palsy, mental retardation, learning disability, autism spectrum disorders, and post-stroke communication disorders.
Dr.SRCISH, in addition to providing clinical services, has also undertaken the responsibility of manpower development, by training professionals in the area of speech, language and hearing sciences. The areas of Speech Language Pathology (SLP), Audiology (Aud), and Special Education are fast emerging as careers of choice for students looking for challenging and rewarding careers as Speech and Language Pathologist, Audiologist or Special Educator for children with HI.
Contact Us
Web: http://www.speechear.org/
Dr. S.R. Chandrasekhar Institute of Speech & Hearing
Hennur Road, Bangalore - 560084, INDIA
Telefax : +91-80- 2546 0405 / 2547 0037 / 2546 8470
FAX: +91-80-25467829
Email: [email protected]
candidates.
Mode of selection:
The selection will be based on merit i.e., marks obtained by the candidates in their optional subjects, combined with results of personal interviews conducted by the Institute faculty.
Rehabilitation of Hearing Impaired.
Ms. Kripa. D. M.A., B.Ed, D.Ed (MR), D.Ed. (HI), Level A,B & C Diploma in Sign Language HOD/ Co-ordinator, Sign Language Department Sign Language
Projects
Cristoffel Blindenmission Project (CBM):
Project “Jagriti”, undertaken by Dr. SRCISH, is aimed at prevention of hearing impairment. This is an ongoing project funded by Cristoffel Blinden Mission (CBM), Germany. The project began in July 1998, as a WHO initiative under "Prevalence and Prevention of Deafness", and during the initial 2 1/2 years the aim was conduct a total population survey in 3 villages of K.R. Puram in order to obtain data on prevalence of hearing impairment. Since 2001, the project team has covered 20 villages, serving a population of about 66,000 individuals. In addition to hearing impairment, physical, visual and mental disabilities are identified and the necessary steps for rehabilitation are taken up at the village level. Auditory training, speech therapy, physiotherapy, as well as vocational training are being carried out. With the aim of primary prevention, several awareness and focus group meetings (parents, aganwadi teachers, schoolteachers, and volunteers) are held regularly. Self-help groups for the disabled have also come into existence. The project staff includes 2 social workers, an ENT doctor, 4 field workers and a driver working under the supervision of the Project Director.
Siemens Project:
The main objective of this project was to examine the effects of digital hearing aid benefits on quality of life. This is an ongoing project, where hearing aids are provided by Seimens (free of cost) to profound or severe HI adults in the lower socio-economic groups. In addition to the provision of these hearing devices, the company has also undertaken the responsibility of the paying for the subsequent expenditure in fitting and maintenance of these devices.
Activities
The Institute has conducted several workshops and conferences over the years. A representative list of the more recent ones is given below:
2004:
Continuing Education program on “Dysphagia Management”Workshop on “Measurement & Analysis of Voice & its Disorders”

2005:
Workshop on “Early Language Intervention Techniques”RCI sponsored workshop on “Brainstorming on Inter Institutional Professional Co-operation”

2006:
Seminar on “Perspectives on Assessment & Management of Voice Disorders” by Association of Otolaryngologists of IndiaRCI sponsored workshop on “Individualized Education Plan”Seminar on “Research in Speech & Language Pathology” by Dr. M. N. Hegde

2007:
Seminar on “Successful and large scale conference on Comprehensive Management of patients with Head and Neck cancers was held on 21 and 22 September 2007

2008:
Institute organized talk on :

1. Adult dyspagia Assessment and Management on 8 Feb 20082. Feeding difficulty in pediatric population on 13 March 20083. Practical difficulties in Assessment and Management of Dysphagia in Adults on April 2008