Department of Audiology

  • Contact : 022-26401529; 022-26400215/228 Ext.313

Activities

Being a flagship department of the institute, multiple activities are performed by the Department

Clinical services-on an average 90 new cases are seen per day.

Following are the main Clinical activities

  • Evaluation and diagnosis of hearing
  • Selection and fitting of hearing aids and ear moulds
  • UDID Certification of hearing disability
  • Parent Infant Programme
  • Parent guidance and counseling
  • Referral and follow up services
  • Activities related to cochlear implant like switch-on, mapping, therapy, etc.

Manpower development – The departmental staff play a vital role in achieving one of the objective of the institute, that is the Manpower development by delivering lectures to students of various under graduate and post graduate courses in speech& hearing and special education, guiding the students for their dissertation work(master’s) and doctorate thesis, clinical supervision, conducting short term training programmes.

The Department also conducts many short term training programmes like workshops on ear mould making, hearing aid repair, empowering of the parents of children with speech and hearing disabilities , workshops related to cochlear implant for parents and professionals . Faculties are acting as a resource person in various departmental activities like teacher training programme, awareness programmes etc.,

Consultancy services – Calibration of audiometers, testing of hearing aids, ambient noise measurement, construction of sound treated rooms ect..

Research and publications

Faculty members are actively involved in research activities. Currently they are working on 3 projects. Till date approximately 70 papers have been published in national and international journals

On an average of 70-80 Unique Disability Certificates are issued in a month.

Mr Rajeev Jalvi, Reader HOD/Audiology awarded the Ph.D Degree in Linguistics from University of Mumbai. Mrs.Aparna Nandurkar has been awarded Ph.D degree in the area of Speech&Hearing- Allied Health by MUHS, Nashik.

Faculty members are nominated as clinical supervisor’s for each course

Dr Rathnakumar-S.Y.BASLP, Mohd.Shamim Ansari- T.Y.BASLP, Dr Aparna Nandurkar- F.Y.M,Sc(Audiology), Dr Rajeev Jalvi- Internship co-ordinator

Clinics

For clinical services, clinical postings are made for ASLPs and clinicians are posted in each of the section.

Faculty and Clinical staff are actively involved in implementation of ADIP-CI programme including post CI rehabilitation.

Dr Aparna Nandurkar is All India Coordinator for ADIP CI surgery while Mrs Ketaki Borkar is looking after CSR activity of the same. Dr Ratnakumar, Mrs.Gauri Telang and Mrs. Pranjali Ujawane have been appointed as zonal co-ordinators.

Ear mould Lab

Ear Mould Technicians:Taking impression, Finishing, polishing, tube fixing of earmoulds, repairing of earmoulds.

On an average 700 earmoulds are prepared in a month.

Electronic Lab

Asst. Electronic Technician

Repairing of hearing aids, Electroacoustic analysis of hearing aids issued under ADIP scheme submitted by NGO, Calibration of audiometers and repair of the instruments in the dept. of audiology and other dept., Students training, Consultancy services.

Electronic Lab has been recognised as 'BIS certification Agency' for testing of hearing aids

Lab Assistant

Supports activities of the lab.

On an average 200 hearing aids are repaired in a month.

Administrative Staff

Steno-Typist

All Departmental work like drafting, typing of patient related letters, ADIP beneficiary list, internship certificates, monthly reports, marklists etc, filing and other misc. work.

Mr Ravindra Kaspale

Coordination of patients reporting online and offline for various services, Guiding the patients to different sections and departmental work.

FACULTY DETAILS

Sr. No. NAME Designation Qualification Experience Area of interest Photo
1 Dr. Rajiv Jalvi Reader and HOD B.Sc.(AST), M.Sc. (ASR) specialization in Audiology, M.A. (Psychology), M.A. (Linguistics), M.A. (Sociology), Ph.D (Linguistecs) 34 Years
  • Diagnostic Audiology
  • Industrial Audiology
  • Rehabilitative Audiology
  • Genetics of Hearing
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2 Dr. Aparna Nandurkar Lecturer Ph.D. (Audiology) 29 Years Pediatric Audiology,Hearing devices with emphasis on cochlear implants,Speech perception Photo
3 Shri.Mohammad Shamim Ansari Lecturer M.Sc. (ASR) 25 Years Psychophysics Electro-Neurophysiology of Hearing, Speech Intelligibility Perception,Pediatric andAdult aural rehabilitation,Hearing Devices (hearingaids, cochlear Implant) Noise measurement Hearingconservation procedures Photo
4 Dr. S.B. Rathna Kumar Lecturer B.Sc (HLS), M.Sc (Sp & Hg), PhD (Applied Linguistics) 20 years Behavioral Audiological Evaluation, Speech Audiometry, Cochlear Implant, Bimodal Stimulation for CI Photo

List of staff

Sr. No. Name Designation
1 Shri. D. T. Kambli Asst. Electronic Technician
2 Smt. Urmi Shah Clinical Supervisor
3 Smt. Gauri Telang Speech Pathologist and Audiologist
4 Smt. Ketaki Borkar Speech Pathologist and Audiologist
5 Ms. Pranjali Ujawane Speech Pathologist and Audiologist
6 Smt. Pravina Deshmukh Ear Mould Technician
7 Smt. Lata Atkhile Ear Mould Technician
8 Smt. Sadhana P. Gole Steno Typist
9 Shri Avinash Samant L.D.C.
10 Shri. R. P. Kaspale MTS
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