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2010, PhD, Speech and Hearing, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal University, India.
1997 Master of Science, Speech and Hearing, All India Institute of Speech and Hearing, Mysore University, India
1995 Bachelor of Science,  Speech and Hearing, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal University, India. 


27 years of Research ,academic experience in speech and hearing

June 1997- Dec 1997, Clinical Instructor, Dept. of Speech & Hearing, KMC, Manipal, India
Dec 1997 - Mar 2000, Lecturer, Dept. of Speech & Hearing, KMC, Manipal, India.
Mar 2000 - July 2006, Assistant Professor, MCHP, MAHE, Manipal, India
Aug 2006 - Feb 2012, Associate Professor, MCHP, MAHE, Manipal, India
Feb 2012 - Present, Professor, MCHP, MAHE, Manipal, India
May 2012 - May 2015, Head, Department of Speech and Hearing, MCHP, Manipal.
Director - Certificate Program 'Voice rehabiliatation in laryngectomy patients' since 2012.
Organizing Secretary, 47 ISHACON, National convention of Indian speech and hearing Association 2014-15.

Research interests

Voice and Laryngectomy rehabilitation; Dysphagia; Professional voice disorders; Child language development disorders; Agrammatism

Intellectual Property

CR: Mixed Video modelling material for social communication skills version-1; Patent filed: Wearable electrolarnx

Patent granted : 
Automatically controlled handsfree electrolarynx system and method.

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Awards and recognition

•    Muktesh award for the best paper in Audiology – ‘Contralateral sudden hearing loss in post operative acoustic neuroma – an engima’ presented at Annual Convention of the Indian Speech and Hearing Association held in Mumbai in January 2001.
•    Alumni award -  Alumni Association of U. Kamala Bai High School, Kadiyali, Udupi. Dec, 2011
•    Best paper award at TAN-ISHACON 2015, Kanyakumari, for the scientific paper titled “Voice restoration option using electrolarynx in total laryngopharyngoesophagectomy (TLPE) with gastric pull up transposition reconstruction: a case report”.
•    “Best Presentation Award”  in the 9th Asia Pacific Conference of Speech, Language & Hearing 2015 (APCSLH 2015) held at Guangzhou, China, October 2015 for the paper titled “Estimation of selected aerodynamic measures in tracheoesophageal (TE) speakers: A systematic review & meta-analysis”
•    Dr B M Abrol Award for Best Paper in Speech for the paper titled “ Investigation of Swallowing Function in Young Adults using the Dysphagia Handicap Index” presented at the ISHACON 2016 held at Mumbai during February, 2016.
•    Best paper award for the poster “Major challenges and management options in individuals with oropharyngeal dysphagia secondary to hemiglossectomy- A case report”. at the National seminar on assessment and management of feeding and swallowing problems in children with CP – a multidisciplinary approach held in Feb 2017. 
•    Best Oral presentation “A Systematic Review of Patient-Reported Outcome Measures Used in Dysphagia Intervention for Head and Neck Cancer Patients Undergoing Radiation Therapy" presented at DYSPHAGIA 2023 at AIMS, Kochi. October 2023.

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  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

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