The Indian Speech and
Hearing Association is the professional and scientific association for
more 1500 members who are speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and
speech, language, and hearing scientists in India and internationally. A number
of its state branches organize various activities for awareness of speech and
hearing disorders. Its branch in Maharashtra
â€“MISHA has been very active.
MISHA was initially
started as the alumni group of Speech and Hearing Professionals of T.N. Medical
College, Nair Hospital Mumbai. Later it was registered as Maharashtra Branch of
ISHA. It is more than twenty years old registered body, but as it happens in
many organizations, MISHA was inactive and was revived in the year 2000, since
then, MISHA has been actively working towards its goals.
In order to fulfill the commitments, MISHA has been organizing series of
lectures, discussion forums. To highlight the few lectures, MISHA had arranged
lectures on various subjects such as Language, Voice, Dysphasia, Fluency
disorders, and consideration of Consumer Protection Act in Audiology and Speech
Therapy Practice by the eminent speakers in the last five years.
MISHA has been celebrating Speech & Hearing week in the month of December
regularly for last five years as per the guidelines of ISHA. The purpose is to
create awareness among the people as well as among the medical professionals.
MISHA has successfully organized three ISHA
conventions in the past, and every time it has taken ISHA at one ladder up
under the able guidance of their office bearers . Mr. R. K. Oza an eminent Audiologist and
speech language Pathologist and a
pioneer in this field, has always been the driving force of MISHA body.