The All India Institute of Speech and Hearing (AIISH) one of the top most institute in the country for speech and hearing which is eyeing for the Centre of Excellence (CoE) tag , projects work is in full swing and likely to be completed in the next four months.
As many as five research centers and a museum are coming up on the campus. The Center is spending over Rs. 137 crore on the work. AIISH director Pushpavathi said that the The CoE status upgrades AIISH infrastructure, equipment, and staff strength. It is expected to boost research in the field of communication and its disorders.
Nearly 2,71,250 sq.ft. of built-up area is being added to the main campus and about 95 pc of the works have been completed so far.
The new research centers are: Center for Speech and Language Sciences; Center for Hearing Sciences; Center for Prevention of Communication Disorders and Epidemiological Research and Cognitive Behavioural Sciences in Communication Disorders, Centre for Informatics and Patents and Rehabilitation Engineering, Acoustics, and Biomedical Engineering, and Centre for Public Education in Communication Disorders.
The five new clinical centers include Center for Hearing Impairment in Children, Adults, and Senior Citizens; Center for Persons with Swallowing Disorders; Centre for Persons with Tinnitus and Vestibular Disorders; Center for Augmentative and Alternative Communication, and Sign Language, and Centre for Surgical Rehabilitation of Communication Disorders.
The new facilities will provide clinical services for the treatment of communication disorders in all age groups. A museum in the shape of a human face is also taking shape in the campus and it would give a general idea of speech and hearing, and the problems affecting communication.
About 40 pc of the works on the Museum had been completed so far. (UNI)