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NISH to Hold Webinar on Post Cochlear Implantation

In Health
May 16, 2019

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:
The National Institute of Speech and Hearing (NISH) will be conducting an online seminar on speech and language development post cochlear implantation on May 18, in association with the Directorate of Social Justice.

The Online Interactive Disability Awareness Seminar (NIDAS), on “Speech and language development post cochlear post cochlear implantation: Things you must know, will be led by Asha Manoharan, Audiologist, Speech Language Pathologist, NISH.

The two-and-a-half hour proceedings, to be conducted in Malayalam, aims at creating awareness on development of speech and language skills, post implantation in pediatric population. It will be streamed live for the registered participants from the NISH campus at Akkulam here from 10.30 am. This is the 40th webinar being organized by NISH.

Cochlear implants provide a sensation of hearing to children, who have permanent or severe to profound deafness and cannot hear the full range of speech sounds with hearing aids. Those who are interested in the webinar may contact the nearest District Child Protection Units (DCPU) officer or register at http://nidas.nish.ac.in/be-a-participant/.

Registrants should have a personal computer/laptop/tablet along with reliable high-speed internet connectivity, webcam and microphone to take part in the discussions. Participants can also register via telephone, 0471- 2944675. For more details, visit: http://nidas.nish.ac.in/.