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Date: 27th April, 2022

The International Noise Awareness Day was observed on 27th April 2022. Several activities were carried out by the Department of Audiology of the JSS Institute of Speech and Hearing (JSSISH), Mysuru to create awareness about the effect of noise on the hearing and well-being of the individuals. As part of the awareness program, a walkathon was organized on the 27th of April at 8 am. The walkathon comprised 80 staff and students, began from JSSISH, Ramanuja Road via Sayyaji Rao Road reached Chikka Gadiyara. The points highlighted during the walkathon were the different sources of noise, the effect of noise on the hearing system, and the ways to prevent hearing loss caused by noise (Noise-induced hearing loss). The information was represented with pictures and slogans. In addition, Flash Mob, skit, and speech were organized on the occasion of International Noise Awareness Day at Chikka Gadiyara and at Mall of Mysore on 27th April 2022. The activities highlighted the ill effect of loud noise and the ways to avoid noise. A newspaper section on the effect of noise (Noiseinduced hearing loss) was written by Dr. Asha Yathiraj and Ms. Monica. The article highlights the cause of noise-induced hearing loss, its effects on the hearing system, and how to protect our hearing system from damaging noise. The newspaper article was published in Prajasathya in Kannada and in Star of Mysuru on 27th April 2022.

Date: 10th - 12th February, 2022

A three-day National Seminar on Schemes and Acts Related for the Differently Abled related to Communication Disorders was organized at the Seminar Hall of the institute, to mark the occasion of International Day of People with Disability from 10th to 12th, February, 2022. The seminar was inaugurated by Honorable justice Shri. Devaraja Bhute, Senior Civil Judge and Member Secretary District Legal Services Authority, Mysuru at Sri Rajendra Bhavan on 10th January, 2022. The program was presided over by Sri R. Mahesh, Director, Medical Education Division, JSS Mahavidyapeetha. Dr. N.P. Nataraja, Director, JSS Institute of Speech and Hearing and Dr. Suma R., Principal, JSS Institute of Speech and Hearing were the dignitaries who shared the dais. Various resource persons from different Institutions across the country delivered lectures on the Schemes and Acts available for the differently abled as part of the seminar.

As part of the Alumni Guest Lecture series, a talk by Dr. Ganesh A. C., Research Audiologist and support specialist Vivosonic, Inc, Toronto, Canada, was organized on 31st December, 2021. The topic that was addressed in the lecture series was ‘Wireless ABR’ a product of Vivosonic Inc.

A webinar on ‘Cognitive Communication Disorders in Children’ was organized by the department of Speech-Language Pathology, JSSISH, Mysuru on 29.12.2021. Sri. R. Mahesh, Director of Medical Education, JSS Mahavidyapeetha and Dr. N. P. Nataraja, Director, JSSISH inaugurated the webinar via zoom platform. The objective of the webinar was to create awareness and educate students on cognitive communication disorders and their assessment and management aspects. The target audience included students pursuing BASLP (II year, III year), Internship, M.Sc (SLP), M.ASLP courses, and fellow professionals. A total of 155 participants across India had registered to the webinar. The speakers for the webinar were: Ms. Sonal Chitnis, Dr. Malavika A. A., Dr. Maria Grace Treasa, and Dr. Suma R.

The Institute conducted a training program for primary school teachers for a duration of six days (6th to 11th December 2021) at JSS Institute of speech and hearing, Mysore, to execute classroom remedial program for children who are at risk of dyslexia. The program was coordinated by Dr Suma R, Principal, JSS Institute of Speech and Hearing. Inauguration of the program was held on 6th December, 2021 at Sri Rajendra Bhavan MG Road, Mysuru. The Training program was inaugurated by the chief guest Sri Ramachandra Raje Urs, Deputy Director of Public Instruction (DDPI), Mysuru. A training manual for teachers was released in the function. Dr. N.P. Nataraja, Director, JSS Institute of Speech and Hearing presided over the function. Over 100 primary school teachers in and around Mysuru participated in the training program. Experienced faculty from various areas like Speech and Hearing, Clinical Psychology, Psychiatry, Physiotherapy, Occupational therapy and Nursing staffs delivered lectures in the program.

JSS Institute of Speech and Hearing, Mysuru celebratedthe Graduation Day program at Sri Rajendra Centenary Auditorium, JSS Hospital on 4th December 2021.Prof. Hemantha Kumar, Vice Chancellor, University of Mysorewas the chief guest of the program. Dr. A.P. Gnana Prakash, Registrar (Evaluation), University of Mysore, and Sri. R. Mahesh, Director, Medical Education Division, JSS Mahavidyapeetha, Mysuru,were the guest of honor for the occasion.Dr. C.G. Betsurmath, Executive Secretary, JSS Mahavidyapeetha, presided over the event.

Three students were awarded PhD (Speech and Hearing), 42 students were awarded master’s degree and 49 students were awarded bachelor’s degree in speech and hearing. His holiness Jagadguru Dr. Sri Shivarathri Rajendra Mahaswamiji Award for best student clinician (bachelor’s and master’s) and highest marks secured in (bachelor’s and master’s) were awarded to the meritorious students.

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