Audiology, Language and Speech Therapy

The Department has strived towards providing excellent clinical services, both diagnostic and therapeutic, to individuals with communication and swallowing impairments.
The department caters to children and adults with audiological problems, speech and language disorders and swallowing problems. It is backed by the innovative technological support for detailed and comprehensive audiological evaluation, aural amplification and rehabilitation, voice assessment, nasality measures, respiratory capacities and swallowing evaluations.
There are also subjective tests ranging from proformas, rating scales, profiles and test batteries to assess the linguistic capacities, scholastic performances, articulation and fluency of children and adults. Early Intervention Centre (EIC) which has a combined mother – child training program for children with communicative problems is a unique feature of this department.
Services offered at Department of Audiology and Speech Language Pathology, KMC Hospital

Audiology
1. Hearing assessment
    A. Pure-tone audiometry
    B. Speech audiometry
    C. Immittance evaluation
    D. Otoacoustic emissions
    E. Auditory evoked potentials (ABR/BERA, LLR etc.)
     F. Special tests
2. Hearing aid trial / fitting
3. Ear impression
4. Cochlear implant candidacy assessment
5. Cochlear implant mapping
6. Auditory verbal therapy
7. Newborn hearing screening
8. Vestibular assessment
9. Vestibular rehabilitation

Speech language pathology
1. Assessment and therapy for children with communication disorders secondary to hearing impairment, Intellectual disability, Autism spectrum disorders, developmental delays, cerebral palsy, learning disability and ADHD
2. Assessment and rehabilitation for communication disorders following stroke and progressive neurological diseases
3. Articulation/phonology assessment and therapy
4. Assessment and management of Voice disorders
5. Professional Voice care for Singers and other professional voice users
6. Assessment and therapy for children and adults with Stuttering and related fluency disorders
7. Assessment and management of Dysphagia/swallowing disorders across the lifespan
8. Assessment of cognitive communication among individuals with Dementia

Doctors

Dr. Kaushalendra Kumar

Professor & HOD, Dept. of Audiology

Dr. Radish Kumar

Professor, HOD

Dr. Mohan Kumar K

Associate Professor

Dr. Gagan Bajaj

Associate Professor

Dr. Usha Shasthri

Associate Professor

Dr. Somashekara H.S

Associate Professor

Dr. Sudhin Karuppali

Associate Professor

Dr. Arivudai Nambi

Associate Professor

Dr. Mayur Bhat

Assistant Professor

Dr. Preetie Shetty A

Assistant Professor

Ms. Chanchal Chaudhary

Assistant Professor

Dr. Megha Mohan

Assistant Professor

Ms. Aishwarya Liz Varghese

Assistant Professor

Ms. Vibha Kanagokar

Assistant Professor

Mr. Rajesh Ranjan

Assistant Professor

Ms. Anupriya E

Clinical Supervisor

Ms. Sandra J. Fernandes

Clinical Supervisor​

Ms. Dasmine F. D'souza

Clinical Supervisor