Department of Audiology and Speech Language Pathology at SRM Medical College Hospital and Research Centre, Kattankulathur recently conducted World Voice Day with a focuson developing awareness about the importance of voice and celebrating thephenomenon of voice, a unique asset to mankind. The theme for this year was “One World, Many Voices”.
The Department of Audiology and Speech Language Pathology at SRM MCH&RC kicked off the celebrations of World Voice Day on 15 April 2021. Dean (Medical) Prof. Dr. A. Sundaram,delivered the inaugural address and Pro-Vice Chancellor (Medical & Health Sciences) Prof. Lt. Col. Dr. A. Ravikumar delivered the key note address highlighting the theme of this year’s event.
A public education video titled ‘Be kind with your voice’ was released on the occasion. The students of the department conducted an interview with Dr. Prakash Boominathan, one of the leading voice pathologists in Chennai. The interview highlighted on Voice Sciences and Disorders as an area of specialization in Speech Language Pathology, and provided a fun interactive way for students to get empowered about voice sciences.
The Department has also organized a free consultation camp for voicebetween 26th and 30th of April, 2021 forfaculty members of SRM Institute of Science and Technology. A team of speech pathologists and ENT specialists would collaborate to conduct this camp. This would create awareness amongst professionals, especially teachers, who are dependent on their usage of voice.
This pandemic situation has placed increased demands on teaching faculties on several aspects including their vocal usage. This camp will help members of the teaching faculty to get their voice assessed and develop awareness on vocal health/hygiene to preserve and use their voice box effectively.
In addition, on account of World Voice Day, students pursuing Speech Language Pathology and Audiology Courses atSRM Medical College Hospital and Research Centre were provided with learning opportunities and creative events including interactive sessions, quiz competitions and designing e-posters.