Date of Award

Spring 5-5-2022

Document Type


Degree Name

M.Sc. in Audiology


Department of Speech and Hearing

First Advisor

Dr. Archana G


E-Learning Strategies Implemented By Instructors For Individuals With Hearing Impairment Abstract The current study aimed at exploring the strategies used by instructors to deal with e-learning of individuals with hearing impairment and to identify barriers encountered by instructors of individuals with hearing impairment through a telephonic interview. A set of validated probes were made and a semi structured interview was conducted on 12 instructors who educate individuals with hearing impairment. The obtained data was subjected to inductive content analysis. Two major themes emerged from the data; challenges encountered by instructors and strategies adopted by instructors. Several subthemes and codes were grouped under each theme. Overall, the study indicated the need for extensive research concerning e-learning for individuals with hearing impairment. Key words: Hearing impaired, e-learning, instructors, education, covid-19 Sherin Disssertation Auditory effects from usage of mobile phones among students Padma Pai Abstract: Objective To assess auditory effects secondary to mobile phone usage among students Methods A cross sectional study was conducted among 140 students who were recruited through convenience sampling. Students from both medical and non-medical background were chosen. Maan Whitney u test was used to check mean scores of students from different professions Results Pre pandemic it was seen that most of the members utilized their phones for 3-4 hrs each day for tuning in to music, calls, and gaming. But, post pandemic members utilized their phones majorly for more than 10 hours a day and online classes was a major movement Conclusion The study clearly showed that students are subjectively concerned about having increased volume to listen to as well as having difficulty understanding in noisy environments. Medical professionals had better awareness of hearing loss than non-medical professionals Key-words: Auditory effects, Pandemic, non-medical profession, medical profession