To meet the demand of Audiologists and Speech Therapists, the SRM Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as SRM University) have started BASLP course in 2007 in the SRM Medical College Hospital & Research Centre. Every year, the number of Audiologists going abroad is increasing. We started the course to meet the invisible challenge of helping the challenged. Our people oriented approach is well appreciated. Dealing with the speech and language pathology enhances the ability of the impaired to communicate effectively and to interact in various social situations. One batch has successfully completed the entire course and pursuing internship, at present.
This is a four year professional course, including one year of compulsory internship. This course was started in 2007. The annual intake is 25. The audiology and speech laboratories have latest equipments like BERA, OAE, ENG, voice recorders, and speech analyzing software. Ample clinical material is available and special programmes viz. New born screening, school screening, community education, industrial hearing conservation and vertigo evaluation are being conducted routinely. An additional facility is the SRM Rehabilitation and Empowerment Centre which functions in collaboration with the National institute for the Empowerment of Persons with Multiple Disabilities (NIEPMD).