About Us


“Being in the forefront of the Cochlear Implant revolution in India, MERF has one of the largest case loads and one of the best equipped facilities in the field of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology in the world.”

MERF-ISH Clinical Unit and Academic Unit is the extension of MERF. Several students and interns in this field from leading institutions across the country have been doing their internship training at MERF for several years. This has crystallized into the MERF-ISH where all aspects of clinical, research and teaching of Audiology, Speech-Language Pathology have been brought under one roof. "MERF-ISH has started B.ASLP and Ph.D course in affiliation with The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, approved by the Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI).

MERF-ISH provides complete professional service to the clients with speech, language and hearing disorders with latest advanced technologies. Being the leading institution in the field of Hearing Evaluation, Conservation& Restoration, MERF ISH has the “state of the art” infrastructure and cutting edge technology to treat all types of Hearing, Speech, Language and Voice Disorders. MERF ISH serves to almost 20,000 patients from all over the world every year. MERF ISH is the third biggest Auditory Brainstem Implant center in the world for restoring hearing in children born without inner ear/nerve. MERF ISH is the only institution in India to be part of the “HEARRING” (A network of preeminent international centers offering comprehensive hearing implant solutions for the treatment of hearing loss). MERF ISH has long standing record for setting trends in the clinical services, treatment and also in research.

The rich clinical exposure and opportunity makes the students of MERF ISH as one of the most sought after professionals in this part of the world. The students passing out from this institution are well placed in India and abroad.

Location – MERF-ISH - Clinical Unit is situated in the prestigious, traditional and bustling suburb of Chennai - Royapettah. Old No 162/2 New No 191, Royapettah high road, Royapettah, Chennai - 600014

MERF-ISH - Academic Unit is situated in the prestigious, traditional and bustling suburb of Chennai - Royapettah. Old No: 172. New No: 212, Royapettah High Road, Royapettah, Chennai-600014