Mangaluru: World Health Organization (WHO) marks March 3 as “World Hearing Day. On this very occasion, Father Muller College, Dept of speech and hearing, Kankanady, Mangalore had organized a free speech and hearing Camp at Father Muller college for the general public, as well as for Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) workers in KSRTC Bejai Depot on March 3.
The inaugural function was conducted simultaneously at the Father Muller Hospital campus and at the KSRTC Bejai.
Respected chief guest, the District Health and Family welfare officer, Dr Kishore Kumar M, addressed the gathering and explained the role of audiologists and the importance of hearing evaluation, along with thanking the Father Muller medical hospital and Dept of speech and hearing for conducting the free camp for the workers. He also requested to conduct such camps for all the KSRTC workers throughout Dakshina Kannada. Honorary guest, Divisional Control Officer, KSRTC, Mangalore S. N. Arun, spoke to the audience about how hearing evaluation should be a part of routine health checkups for all the workers.
At the college campus, Chief guest Dr Antony Sylvan D’Souza, the dean of Father Muller Medical College and Rev. Father Richard Aloysius Coelho, Director of Father Muller Charitable Institutions addressed the public and informed them to make complete use of the free speech and hearing camp at the department.
In these events, from Father Muller College, Prof. Akhilesh P M., Principal, Dr Mahesh BVM, Vice Principal, Cinthiya Santhmayor.,Associate Professor, Deepak Raj, Assistant professor; teaching faculties and student volunteers from the dept of speech and hearing had participated. Prof. Akhilesh P M. and Dr Mahesh BVM gave the welcome speech, and invited all the dignitaries and Deepak Raj and Akshaya, Assistant professor, concluded the event by giving the vote of thanks. The events were moderated by Jovita Tauro, and Betsy S Mathew, assistant professor, Dept of Speech and Hearing.
On this occasion, Cynthia Samthamyor gave a talk on the “Effects of hearing loss on communication” to the parents of children attending Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan at Government school.