Archana G

Associate Professor

Department of Speech and Hearing

CURRENT ACADEMIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

    Archana G is Assistant Professor-Senior Scale in Department of Speech and Hearing at MCHP, Manipal.

    • Teaching: Undergraduate and Postgraduate
    • ISO – Result Analysis; ISO –Udupi Hospital
    • TMA Pai Udupi hospital: Speech & Hearing Incharge
    • III & IV Semester (BASLP) Class Coordinator
    • Clinical supervision & patient care
    • Guide: Conferences / Paper presentations
    • Guide: PG Dissertations

 

SUBJECTS CURRENTLY TEACHING

Subject Subject code Semester
Speech Perception and its Disorders SH 204 II MASLP
Auditory Physiology SH 107 I MASLP
Pediatric Audiology B 4.4 II BASLP, 4th Semester
Rehabilitative Audiology B 3.4 II BASLP, 3rd Semester
Introduction to Audiology & Auditory tests B 2.2 I BASLP, 2nd Semester

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
PhD Speech and Hearing School of Allied Health Sciences, Manipal Academy of Higher Education 2017
MSc Speech and Hearing School of Allied Health Sciences, Manipal Academy of Higher Education 2010
BSc Speech and Hearing School of Allied Health Sciences,Manipal Academy of Higher Education 2008

Experience

Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Dept. of Speech & Hearing, Manipal College of Health Professions, Manipal Assistant Professor Selection Grade July 2016 - November 2017
Dept. of Speech & Hearing, School of Allied Health Sciences, Manipal Assistant Professor –Senior Scale July 2013 – July 2016
Dept. of Speech & Hearing, School of Allied Health Sciences, Manipal Assistant Professor January 2012-July 2013
Dept. of Speech & Hearing, School of Allied Health Sciences, Manipal Lecturer September 2010- January 2012
Dept. of Speech & Hearing, School of Allied Health Sciences, Manipal Associate Professor November 2017 - till date

AREAS OF INTEREST, EXPERTISE AND RESEARCH

Area of Interest

Speech and Hearing

Area of Expertise

Audiology

Area of Research

Audiology (Diagnostic Audiology,Rehabilitative Audiology)

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

  • Life member of Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI)
  • Life member of Indian Speech & Hearing Association (ISHA)
  • Life member of Indian Speech and Hearing Association – Tamil Nadu(TAN-ISHA)
  • Life member of Indian Speech & Hearing Association –Manipal Chapter 

Reasons for nonacceptance of hearing aid in older adults.

2016-28-04 Krishna Y Shiny, R.

Introduction: Hearing aids (HAs) are the electro acoustic device, developed for individuals with hearing loss. Aim: The present study was focused on analyzing the possible reasons for nonacceptance of the HAs in older adults.Methodology: A cross-sectional study was conducted in which 100 participants were enrolled in the study. Self-reported questionnaire was adapted to regional language Kannada in the first phase of the study. Adapted questionnaire was administered in individual with hearing loss in the second phase. Descriptive statistics was used for compiling the result of the study. Results: The result revealed that attitude-related factor had the highest mean score followed by device-related factor, personal, and financial-related factors. Conclusion: In developing countries such as India, still the stigma toward hearing loss and HAs are dominating these individuals and rejects them in procuring the HA. Indian Journal of Otology, 22(1), 19.

Adult auditory training is it part of aural rehabilitation? Focused group discussion.

2016-01-01 Krishna Y B Rajashekhar Bhargavi

Aim: To conduct focused group discussion on audiologist and hearing aid users to find out the necessity of auditory training in adults and geriatrics. Materials and Methods: A qualitative focused group discussion was conducted on 30 audiologist and 10 hearing aid users to gather the information on auditory rehabilitation in adults and geriatrics. Eight different questions were proposed for the discussion on aural rehabilitation in these population. Discussion was recorded and analyzed for the outcome of the study. Results: The participants of the group collectively agreed that just fitting of hearing aids on adults was insufficient and that they require further auditory training to facilitate their communication skills. There was a consensus of the group on the need to develop an auditory rehabilitation program that catered to the variations of culture, language, and dialects of the same in Indian population. Conclusion: Focused group discussion revealed that adults and geriatrics should undergo auditory training after fitting hearing aid. Indian Journal of Otology, 22(1), 24.

Latency-intensity function of speech evoked auditory brainstem responses in individuals with moderate sensory neural hearing loss.

2015-01-01 Kishan, M M Kumar, V B Rajashekhar Prakash, H. P

Introduction: Compared to click evoked auditory brainstem response (ABR), speech evoked ABR holds an additional advantage by providing information on neural encoding of speech sounds. There is limited data available on speech ABR, both in normal and pathological ears. Aim: The present study focused on finding the latency-intensity function of speech evoked ABR in moderate sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL).Materials and Methods: Speech ABR was done using the standardized protocol on 13 ears with moderate SNHL were chosen from 20 participants. Results: Speech ABR recording on these ears produced V Peak till 60 dBnHL which was at the level of 10 dBSL. Results showed that the absolute latency of V Peak at the threshold level, that is, at 60 dBnHL was found to be 8.11 ms; 6.68 ms at 70 dBnHL; 5.96 ms at 80 dBnHL; and 5.41 ms at 90 dBnHL. Conclusion: It can be concluded that using speech as a stimulus in evoked responses, it can result in better estimation of loudness growth pattern in individuals with cochlear pathology. A phenomenon like recruitment can be explored in detail as it gives different results in comparison to click or tone evoked responses. Indian Journal of Otology, 21(4), 254

Clinical applications of Speech Evoked Cortical Auditory Potentials (SECAPs) in Pediatric Hearing assessment & Aural habilitation-A case report.

2015-01-01 Muhammed, A., Prabhu, P

Speech evoked cortical auditory potentials (SECAPs) are generated from the primary auditory areas of the brain in responses to an acoustic stimulation. Though, the cortical maturation is incomplete in young children, an exogenous potential recording with a speech stimulus would give a positive peak-P1 with a post stimulus latency of 120-150 ms. The potential clinical application of these evoked potentials are merely reported in scientific community due to its recording limitations and also due to the lack of clinical data. Therefore we report a clinical case, where cortical evoked potential measures are effectively used in paediatric assessment and in aural rehabilitation. Further, it would help in the widespread application of SECAP in clinical practice Global Research Analysis, 1(2), 88-89.

Perceptual challenges in auditory neural processing in neurodegenerative conditions like Fredereich Ataxia.

2012-02-01 Muhammed, A.

Friedreich ataxia (FA) is considered as a neurodegenerative disorder and is the most frequent type of hereditary ataxia. FA is characterized by degeneration in several spinal tracts, dorsal roots and peripheral nerves. Due to the disruption in the neural function, these individuals pose certain perceptual challenges in understanding speech in the presence of noise. Auditory nerve is considered as an important structure for the neural processing of acoustic sounds. Any break down in its function will result in auditory processing deficits. These difficulties can only be identified with detailed test battery approach which includes both behavioural and electrophysiological tests. Therefore in the present case study, we aim to highlight the auditory processing deficits in FA which resulted in the identification of auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder (ANSD) a rare neural disorder seen in individuals with FA. Further it sheds light in to the possible management options in individual with ANSD. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH, 1(2), 142-143.

Application of auditory evoked potential in differentially diagnosing jugular schwannoma from acoustic schwnnoma

Ayas, Safa

International journal of scientific research.1(3).79-81.

Can hormonal imbalance cause auditory neuropathy?

Ayas, Maya, Jyoti

International journal of scientific research, 1(3),77-79

Comparison of PMLU in Kannada speaking Down's syndrome and Typically Developing Children

2011-01-01 John, S., Mohite, S B Rajashekhar

Phonological Mean Length of Utterance, (PMLU) is a whole word measure for determining phonological proficiency and is one of the new tools for quantifying development of word forms in both normal and clinical population. Even though PMLU measures phonological proficiency, its utility in clinical populations like Down's syndrome is not clearly understood. Since there is a scarcity of information on PMLU measures, the present study focuses on comparing PMLU scores in Kannada speaking Down's syndrome and language age matched normal children. Two groups of Kannada speaking children were included in the study: Group 1 composed of normal children (n = 60 and chronological age of 3-4 years) matching the language age of group 2. Group 2 comprised of children with Down's syndrome (n = 35 and chronological age of 6-15 years) with mild to moderate mental retardation and expressive language age of 3-4 years. Picture naming task using Kannada Articulation test was done and 25 words were randomly selected for PMLU analysis. Samples were recorded using digital professional voice recorder and the children's utterances were calculated for PMLU measures. Obtained scores were analysed using SPSS 16.0 version by Independent t- test with p value kept at 0.05. The results revealed statistically significant difference in PMLU scores between Down's syndrome population and typically developing children. These reduced scores are indicative of poor whole word complexity in children with Down's syndrome. Findings of the study indicate that PMLU measure could be a benchmark in assessing the phonological skills in disordered population. Language in India, 11(5).

Jugular foramen schwannoma: profiling the audiological characteristics : a single case study

Safa, a., B Rajashekhar

international symposium audiological medicine journal, vol.2 (1), 5-6

Effect of progressive filtering of speech stimulus on abr and its correlation with behavioral speech perception

Rukmangathan, T.M, Hariprakash, P B Rajashekhar

International symposium audiological medicine journal, vol.2 (1), 1-2

Effectiveness of Multitalker Babble over Speech Noise and ItsImplications: A Comparative Study

HImaja Alisha

Indian Journal of otology Volume 24, issue :2,2018 (Scopus)

Analysis of communication strategies used by an individual with hearing impairment

Naresh Hande Archana Gundmi Krishna Yerrguntala Bellur Rajashekhar

Reasons for Non-Acceptance of Hearing Aid in Older Adults

2015-01-01 Ruth Shiny Dr.Krishna Y

Analysis of Communication Strategies Used by Hearing Impaired Individuals

Naresh Hande Dr.Krishna Y

Hearing aid acclimatization in adults with hearing impairment

2016-01-01 Sakti prasad mohanty Mr.Hariprakash

Adaptation of Hearing Handicap scale in Kannada

2016-01-01 Lenin Mr.Kishan

Comparison of cognitive function in hearing impaired elderly population

Amrutha Ms.Bhargavi

Effect of Carnatic music listening training on speech in noise performance in older adults.

Raksha Dr.Kishan

Factors influencing consumer satisfaction with hearing aids

Basid Dr.Kanaka