Department of Audiology and Speech-language Pathology

About Us

  • The Department of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology offers undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctorate programs in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology. Both the undergraduate and postgraduate courses offered by the department are recognized by the Rehabilitation Council of India. The Department of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology entails the scope and practice of assessment and management of a wide variety of hearing and vestibular disorders, speech and language disorders such as fluency disorders, voice disorders, and swallowing disorders.
  • In this conducive ambiance, the Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology department has thrived well. SRMIST started the Bachelor of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (BASLP) course in 2007. In the year 2013, a postgraduate course in this specialty, Masters of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (MASLP) was started with an annual intake of 10 postgraduate students. In the academic year 2019-20, the university split the master's course into two courses with specialization and increased the number of postgraduate seats to 24 (twelve each in the M. Sc Audiology course and MSc Speech Language Pathology). All the courses are in full compliance with the regulations of the Rehabilitation Council of India. Currently, the intake for the B.ASLP course has been increased to 40 seats per year.
  • The Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology department is equipped with state-of-the-art instruments and laboratories for clinical and research. With great enthusiasm and pride, we serve the general community, by collaborating with organizations such as Ceshire Homes, Parivarthan Foundation for Parkinson’s Patients, Madhuram Narayanan Centre for Exceptional Children, and with various other NGOs. We also extend our services to various units of State government viz. State Resource Training Centre, Social Welfare dept, and Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan schemes. Such activities provide community exposure to our students.
  • By now, we are considered among the top ten in our nation. This distinction has been made possible, by the constant endeavor of the faculty, and, encouragement from the administrators and the management. We pledge to become a global player, in the coming years. It calls for skill and patience in assessing special populations, intensive care, and in-patients in the hospitals for communication intervention. The program also highlights assessing the hearing of individuals and helps to find appropriate rehabilitation procedures such as Auditory training, Auditory verbal therapy, and speech-language therapy for effective communication. The breadth and depth of this skill and knowledge may vary with the spectrum of disorders ranging from childhood to geriatric disorders.

Our Vision

  • To make available preventive, and rehabilitative care to those with communication disorders at minimal cost
  • To set a benchmark for educating students, research scholars, and teachers of audiology and speech-language pathology to be the leaders in creating a healthier better world
  • To promote an evidence-based holistic approach to patient care

Our Mission

  • To render excellent education to students of audiology and speech-language pathology with a blend of traditional and advanced technology
  • To improve the lives of communities we serve through excellence in learning, and healing with compassionate care
  • To deliver accessible health services to all in need of care with compassion regardless of status or ability to pay
  • To enrich learning, embrace change, create innovation, and help tackle the most complicated vexing challenges in health care related to communication disorders


Bachelor of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (B.ASLP)
  • The program consists of eight semesters (four academic years). The initial six semesters comprise the didactic study. The 7th and 8th semesters comprise an internship. An academic year consists of two semesters, and each semester shall extend over a minimum period of sixteen weeks excluding examination days. The number of working days in a semester shall not be more than 100 days. This program is recognised by the Rehabilitation Council of India
Masters of Science in Audiology (MSc. Aud)/Masters of Science in Speech-language pathology (MSc. SLP)
  • The program (course) shall be of four semesters (2 academic years) and should be completed within a maximum period of 4 years from the date of admission. The academic year consists of two semesters, and each semester shall extend over a minimum period of sixteen weeks excluding examination days.


Infrastructure is chiefly divided into Academic unit and Clinical unit. The academic unit includes well-spaced classrooms (five classrooms) with projectors and a sprawling library for the students for educational purposes. The clinical unit is divided into Diagnostics and therapeutic units.

Clinical unit- Audiology

  • Audiology labs
  • Neuro otology labs
  • Earmold lab
  • Audiometric rooms

Details of the audiological services

The department provides a comprehensive evaluation of hearing and balance problems to individuals of all ages, right from the newborn to the elderly. The assessment procedures provided are listed below

  • Pure Tone Audiometry
  • Behavioural Observation Audiometry, Visual Reinforcement Audiometry, Conditioned Play Audiometry, Conditioned Play Audiometry,
  • Immittance Audiometry
  • Auditory Brainstem Response/ BERA
  • Cortical potentials
  • Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potential (VEMP)
  • Otoacoustic Emission
  • Newborn Hearing Screening Program
  • Hearing aid trial and programming
  • Hearing aid analyzing & troubleshooting
  • Earmold making
  • Auditory training
  • Video Nystagmography (VNG)
  • CAPD evaluation
  • Aural Rehabilitation

A feather to our department is that we started ‘Early Detection of Hearing Impairment’ right from the establishment of our department. Due to the social commitment of our management, our newborn Hearing Testing is free, for all newborns – both walk-in and born in our hospital. We also provide active School screening and extensive CBR as a part of our outreach program.

Clinical unit- Speech-language pathology

  • Speech Diagnostic Lab
  • Voice lab – CSL 4500 module, PRAAT, Dr Speech software, EGG, Spirometry
  • Speech recording room
  • Speech Therapy Unit for children, adults and geriatrics

Speech-Language Pathology Services

This division is equipped with various diagnostic test materials and a recording room, with facilities to record and store voice samples, and to analyze and monitor the progress of therapy. Patients admitted in General Medicine, Neurology, Pediatrics, and other wards, are referred to us, on a need basis. In the case of patients, who are unable to move because of stroke, injury, etc., we visit the concerned wards to impart speech therapy in the wards. We routinely carry out the following:

  • Assessment of Child and Adult Language Disorders.
  • Voice evaluation using CSL, Dr. Speech, and Spirometry.
  • Stuttering evaluation.
  • Evaluation for Cleft Lip and Palate.
  • Dysphagia evaluation.
  • Bedside evaluation, whenever required
  • Speech and language therapy for children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, Cerebral Palsy, Hearing Impairment, Intellectual Disability, Fluency disorders, Feeding & swallowing, etc
  • Group therapy
  • Teletherapy
  • PowerPoint presentations
  • Lectures
  • Supervised clinical practise
  • Practical sessions in well-equipped laboratories
  • Case discussions
  • Journal Club presentations

The department holds an élite library for the quest of knowledge that holds about 400 plus original books, expert journals, and reference books.

  • Overall books - 469
  • Speech-language pathology - 262
  • Audiology - 181
  • Journals with free access from the department - 36