A CU Medicine provider.
I have three key priorities when I am with my patients. First, diagnose and treat hearing and balance disorders using up-to-date evidence-based approaches. Second, to educate patients about all the treatment options and their advantage/limitations and discuss how they may fit with each patient and their family members health priorities/goals. Finally, to be fully invested in serving my patients who trust me in caring for them by staying in the present moment.
I love traveling, photography, and outdoor activities. I have visited 76 countries and like to go around the globe. I also like to learn new things.
Qualifications and experience
- Audiology, Audiology - Hearing Loss and Hearing Aids
- Languages spoken
University of Mysore (2005)
Linkoping University (2013)
Swansea University (2013)
Nova Southeastern University (2010)
Swansea University (2010)
University of Southampton (2006)
- Clinical interest for patients
Adult hearing assessment, Aural rehabilitation, Tinnitus assessment and management
- Research interest for patients
My primary research goal is to improve accessibility, affordability, and outcomes of hearing healthcare services for older adults with hearing loss by promoting self-management and also use of digital technologies. My past and current research can be summarized along the following four themes: (1) eHealth (or Telehealth); (2) Consumer Health Informatics; (3) Hearing healthcare service delivery model; and (4) Psychosocial aspects of hearing loss.
I co-lead the Virtual Hearing Lab (www.virtualhearinglab.org) with Prof. De We Wet Swanepoel. The Virtual Hearing Lab is an interdisciplinary collaborative research initiative with the aim to improve hearing health access, affordability, and outcomes by capitalizing on the internet, virtual spaces, and digital health.
- Volunteer activities
Co-founder and Senior Editor of Global Audiology initiative (www.globalaudiology.org) which is now part of the International Society of Audiology (ISA). Co-founder and served as the President of Audiology India (www.audiologyindia.org).
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