Vinaya Manchaiah- Regional Resource Editor (ASIA)

Dr. Vinaya Manchaiah

Dr. Vinaya Manchaiah (AuD, MBA, PhD, FAAA) currently holds the positions: Director of Audiology, Jo Mayo Endowed Professor, Associate Professor of Audiology at Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas, USA. He has worked in various clinical, educational, research and administrative roles over the last 10 years. He has published over 50 papers in various academic and professional journals. His area of research interest includes: audiological rehabilitation, eHealth, psychosocial aspects of hearing loss, hearing aid demographics, occupational and recreational hearing loss and hearing conservation. He has research collaborations in more than 10 countries and has been part of many cross-cultural studies. He is keen to develop research in low- and middle-income countries and heading the project on measuring the outcome of community based hearing rehabilitation in India.

He has been very active in service roles. He served as the Board of Director for the British Academy of Audiology (BAA) during 2011-14. He is the co-founder of Audiology India (NGO – and served as the President during 2011-15 and currently serving as the Board of Director for Strategic Planning.

Outside work, Dr. Manchaiah likes travel and photography. He has visited 59 countries so far and aims to go around the globe.

Tel: +1 (409) 880 8927

He has a passion for travelling and has visited 63 countries so far. He hopes to go around the World to understand different cultures and life-style.

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He has great interest in photography. He likes to capture different cultures and life-style around the world in his camera/

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Travel Writing
He has keen interest in travel writing and has been Travel writer for the online newspaper The Oslo Times (2013-14).

Read some of his travel writings