Welcome to the Department of Speech Pathology & Audiology. The department was established on 25th June 2018 under the faculty of Allied health and Basic Sciences, Sri Devaraj Urs Academy of Higher Education and Research. The objective of the department is to provide professional training and clinical services of the highest standard.
The field of speech and hearing is concerned with diagnosis and management of communication disorders. Speech-language Pathologists cater to persons with disorders such as delay in language development, autism, cognitive-communication disorders, stuttering, cleft lip and palate, voice and swallowing disorders, among others. Audiologists attend to persons with hearing impairment, tinnitus, disorders of balance and related issues.
The incidence of communication disorders in the country is estimated to be about 2.6%. It puts a huge burden on the family. Many of these problems are preventable or can be addressed effectively if identified early. Sri Devaraj Urs Academy of Higher Education and Research has established a new Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology. It is hoped that those affected with speech and hearing disorders in and around Kolar will avail our clinical services. The department would be offering many innovative clinical programs encompassing state of technology for the benefit of our population.
In addition, generating man power to carry out clinical training is also very important. At present, students from Kolar and neighbouring districts have to go to Bangalore and other cities to get trained at a considerable cost which most of them can’t afford. This academy is starting Bachelor’s program from this academic year (2020-2021) for the benefit of students from this region.