Completed Research

Research projects have been designed to increase and improve the quality of rehabilitation services. The projects are aimed at evolving service modules and diagnostic tests that can be used or replicated by other organisations. Modules for early identification and intervention of children with hearing impairment have been prepared and are on field trial.

System

The Academic Committee is constituted as required under the bye-laws of the Institute. The members are approved by the Executive Council of the Institute. All the projects and academic activities of the Institute are placed before the Academic Committee, including request for extension of projects. The report of the completed projects are also examined by the Committee.

Completed Projects

  • Study on the problems faced by the hearing impaired at their work places
    • Principal Investigator - Dr. A.K. Sinha
    • Co-Investigators - Mr. R. Bhattacharya, Dr. S.B. Rathnakumar
    • Duration of the Project - One year
    • Date of Sanction - December, 2014
    • Budgetary Provision - 6.00 lakhs
    • Expenditure - Rs.466772/-

Objectives of the Project

  • To identify the problems faced by the persons with hearing impairment at work place
  • To find out the level of job satisfaction among the deaf employee
  • To suggest the solution of the problems faced by the persons with hearing impairment at work place
  • To assess the kind of support required viz. financial, medical, physical or socio-psychological

Progress of the Project

  • A total of 300 hearing impaired adults in the age range of 22-60 years employed in the different regions within the country were included in this study. It was ensured that equal no. of subjects were included from each region.
  • The questionnaire titled ”Problem identification scale of hearing impaired at their work place” was delivered to each of the subject and their responses were analyzed on 3 point rating scale such as ‘yes, “sometimes” and “no”. The data was analyzed under six dimensions such as social, psychological, economical, attitude of employer, barrier free environment and harassment.
  • 43.3% hearing impaired employees reported that they frequently feel isolated at their work place due to hearing disability, only 15% of hearing impaired employees reported that they do not feel isolated
  • Most of the hearing impaired employees (45%) faced problems to interact with other employees at their work place due to hearing disability.The same is true in participating group meeting, difficulty to understand co-workers or other employees at their work place. etc.,
  • 50% of hearing impaired employees reported that their hearing impairment does not obstruct them from attending office party at their work place. However, It does not make them feel confident at their work place.

Further, they reported that hearing loss does not create any problem to carry out their work at their work place. However, some times their hearing impairment make them upset or distress and frustrated. But their hearing impairment does not hamper their personal life both at their work place and in the society.

Mobile Phone Assisted Remote Speech Therapy Platform

  • Principal Investigator - Mrs. Anjali Kant
  • Co-Investigator - Ms. SadhanaRelekar
  • Duration of the Project - 2 Years
  • Date of Sanction - 20th October, 2014
  • Budgetary Provision - Rs.48,66,133/-
  • Expenditure - Rs. 2078539/-

Objectives of the Project

  • To enable patients with speech disorder to avail speech therapy remotely at a time of their convenience, thereby making it possible for patients from all over India to be integrated into society.
  • To enable a fresh graduate and/or experienced speech therapist to have a practice with nominal monetary investments to increase the reach of their services.

Progress of the Project

The mobile phone app was developed for providing therapy for improvement of articulation of /k/,/g/,/sh/,/s/,and/ch/sounds.Mobile app is now available on google play store limited access.

Speech, Language, and Hearing Outcomes in Children usingCochlear Implant Fitted under ADIP Scheme – A Multi Centric Study

  • Principal Investigator - Dr.Gauri Shankar Patil
  • Co-Investigators - Dr.Vakil Prasad Sah
  • Dr. Ganesh Joshi
  • Mr. B. Srinivasa Rao
  • Mr. LanuWanboy
  • Mr. Sujoy Makar
  • Mrs. GauriTelang
  • Mr. Shiv Shankar
  • Duration of the Project - One Year
  • Date of Sanction - 23.10.2016
  • Budgetary Provision - Rs.7.50 lakhs
  • Expenditure - Rs. 304568/-

Objectives of the Project

To examine speech, language, and hearing outcomes in children using cochlear implant fitted under ADIP scheme. Specifically, the study involves progress of children in terms of development of phonology, semantics and auditory perception skills. To design a basic model FM device, that will be incorporated in the analog pocket model hearing aid.

Progress of the Project

153 beneficiaries with congenital severe to profound sensorineural hearing loss with no associated disabilities were included for the study. They were all fitted with unilateral cochlear implant under ADIP Scheme from different regional centres. They attended AVT for a period of one year

Both the receptive and expressive vocabulary was analysed of these children. It was found that they have acquired both receptive and expressive vocabulary upto age of 2 ½ years.

These children were able to understand simple sentences and conversation and able to expressed in 3-4 words per sentences., However, significant variation were seen in scores among these children due to several factors like regularity in therapy, input from parents, device used etc.,

The study suggested that - 1) the children and their parents should be encouraged to attend therapy regularly 2) the parents need to be empowered to teach their children at home.

Development and standardization of detailed and short checklist for school screening

  • Principal Investigator - Dr. V.P. Sah
  • Co-Investigator - Mr. Sudhanshu Kumar Vikas
  • Duration of the Project - 1 Year
  • Date of Sanction - 29/10/2015
  • Budgetary Provision - Rs.6.00 lakhs
  • Expenditure - Rs.480000/-

Objectives of the Project

To develop a check list for screening school studentwith hearing impairment

Progress of the Project

Data was collected in 11 primary schools consisting of 9 government schools of UP Government and 2 private schools.

A total no. of 5702 children were screened for hearing using portable pure tone audiometer. A checklist was given to class teachers of these schools to find out the hearing status of these children.

A preliminary analysis of data has indicated that the hearing loss found among these children in the range of 8-20%.

Profiling of children attending early intervention programme at AYJNISHD Regional Centre, Janla

  • Principal Investigator - Mr. LanuWanboyAimol
  • Co-Investigator - Mr. Ajay Kumar Mahapatra
  • Dr. Elizabeth
  • Dr.Gouramma
  • Mrs. Usha Mishra
  • Duration of the Project - 1 Year
  • Date of Sanction - 29/10/2015
  • Budgetary Provision - Rs. 110000/-
  • Expenditure - Rs.20000/-

Objectives of the Project

To find out educational level attained by children with hearing impairment in normal schooling after attending early intervention at AYJNISHD(D), Regional Centres to develop a check list for screening school studentwith hearing impairment

Progress of the Project

  • There is a discrepancy in the age of identification, age of fitting of hearing aids and age of starting the intervention
  • There is positive picture of the attendance, academic performance and social participation of children with hearing impairment which can be attributed to the efforts taken at the preschool centre.
  • However, there is poor vocational placement for these children.

The study thus has emphasised the importance of early identification and intensive quality intervention

Fabrication of Manual Self Lift Harness system for Prevention of Pressure Ulcers in Persons with Locomotor Disability

  • Principal Investigator - Mrs. ArunaRavipathi
  • Duration of the Project - 1 Year
  • Date of Sanction - 29/10/2015
  • Budgetary Provision - Rs. 160000/-
  • Expenditure - Rs.38100/-

Prototype completed in March, 2017. Details of prototype to be shared with ALIMCO, Kanpur.

To develop a hand booklet for awareness creation for persons with disabilities and elderly person

  • Principal Investigator - Mrs. Poonam Sachdev
  • Duration of the Project - 1 Year
  • Date of Sanction - 29/10/2015
  • Budgetary Provision - Rs. 100000/-
  • Expenditure - Rs.49579/-

The project is completed and outcome of the same is in the format of booklet which is ready and the same was submitted to academic committee and Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, New Delhi.

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