Ms. Deepika J

Ms. Deepika J, presently an Associate Professor in the Department of Audiology and the Clinical Co-ordinator at MERF-ISH has an experience of over 9 years in the field specialized in Diagnostic test procedures in Audiology, Implantable Hearing devices and Diagnosis and Management of Tinnitus and Hyperacusis.

Qualification - Speech and Hearing; M.Sc in Audiology.
Designation - Associate Professor / Clinical Co-ordinator
CRR No. - A43005

PG Dissertation:

  1. “Relationship between behavioral Outcome and Aided cortical potentials in Hearing aid users” Under the guidance of
    Prof. P. Manjula, Department of Audiology AIISH, Mysore.2014.

PhD Thesis:

Received Eligibility for PhD at TN DR MGR Medical University titled “The Relationship between behavioral outcomes and cortical responses in post-lingual cochlear implantees” under Guidance of Prof Dr Mohan Kameswaran and Co-Guidance of Prof Dr. R.S Anand Kumar.

Work Experience

S.NO Place & position of work Duration Years of Experience
01 Grade II Clinical Supervisor at Samvaad Institute of Speech and Hearing, Bangalore 32. 01.07.2011 to 27.07.2012 1 year 1 month
02 Audiologist Grade I at All India institute of Speech & Hearing 09.10.2014 to 08.10.2015 1 year
03 Lecturer at MERF Institute of Speech & Hearing, Chennai 28. 02.11.2015 to 01.11.2016 1 year
04. Assistant Professor at MERF Institute of Speech & Hearing, Chennai 28. 2.11.2016 to 01.11.2022 6 years
05 Associate Professor at MERF Institute of Speech & Hearing, Chennai 28. From 02.11.2022 Till date


Rehabilitation Council of India - A43005

Indian Speech and Hearing Association (ISHA) - L15102667

Cochlear Implant Group of India (CIGI) - 566

Subjects of Interest

  • Diagnostic Audiology – Behavioral Tests
  • Diagnostic Audiology – Physiological Tests.
  • Technology in Management of hearing impairment I & II
  • Community oriented professional practice.
  • Advancements in management of hearing impairment
  • Implantable Hearing devices.
  • Speech perception & its disorders.
  • Neurophysiology of Hearing.
  • Electrophysiological Assessment.

Examiner at various institution:

  • Madras Medical College, Chennai
  • NIEPMD, Chennai.
  • CMC Vellore.
  • SRM, Kancheepuram
  • AVMC, Puducherry.
  • Holy Cross, Trichy

Conferences / Webinars / Seminars / Workshops Attended

  1. Advance Level cochlear implant update organized by Madras ENT Research Foundation on 24th April 2016.
  2. Advanced Cochlear Implant Update organized by Madras ENT Research Foundation, 2nd October 2016.
  3. 2nd AUDISHCON 2017, Hearing Instruments – An Update (CRE) Held at DR SRC-ISH, Bengaluru, 9th to 11th March 2017
  4. Assessment and Management Of Vestibular Disorders (CRE) Held at AlISH Mysuru, 6th – 7th April 2017
  5. National Seminar on Management of CAPD Held at AIISH Mysuru, October 5th 2017
  6. 50th Indian Speech and Hearing Association – ISHACON 2018 Held at AIISH Mysuru, 5th to 7th January 2018.
  7. Evolving Consensus in Pediatric ABI” ABI Workshop held at MERF, Chennai, 8th to 9th February 2018
  8. Workshop on Early Identification of Children at risk of autism Spectrum Disorder – NISHTA Held at Chennai, March 4th 2018.
  9. AUDISHCON 2018 – New frontiers in Audiology 27th -29th September, 2018 at Dr.S.R.Chandrasekhar Institute of Speech and Hearing, 27th -29th September.
  10. Workshop “fitting cochlear implants: from science to practice Making Strong Foundation – Science Of Bionic Hearing” 9th January to 11th January, 2019 at MERFISH, 9th January to 11th January, 2019
  11. Cochlear update on managing complex cases, 13 to 15th March 2019, Cochlear Mumbai, 13 to 15th March 2019.
  12. Life Long Learning 2nd National Workshop On Teaching Learning Pedagogy For Teachers Of Audiology & SLP, 1st - 3rd August 2019, Kasturba Medical College – Mangalore, 1st - 3rd August 2019.
  13. 2nd Fitting Cochlear Implants Conference : From Science to Practice, 27th to 29th February 2020, Conducted by MERF ISH (P) Ltd in association to MERF(P) Ltd., 27th to 29th February 2020.
  14. Online CRE program on “Recent Trends in Hearing Restoration” 16th May 2020, Conducted by MERF ISH, 16th May 2020.
  15. HEARRING Online Round Table Discussion titled “Audiology Services during COVID 19”, 26th June, 2020 by MERF(P) Ltd and HEARRING group, 19”, 26th June, 2020.
  16. Cochlear Implant Systems Training, 29th – 30th July, 2020, MED EL.
  17. CIGI Virtual Seminar Series : Adjustment of Stimulation Timing in Bimodal Cochlear Implant/Hearing Aid users – Effect on sound Localization &Clinical Challenges and Solutions : Beyond Textbook, 15th Oct 2020 by CIGI.
  18. CIGI Virtual Seminar Series: Using Telepractice to deliver family centred Early Intervention for children with hearing loss &Teletherapy, A perspective – Today and beyond 17th Oct 2020.
  19. UNLEASH series 3rd to 25th September 2021.
  20. Refresher course for rehabilitation professionals of speech & hearing AVT November 15th 2021 to Jan 31st 2022.
  21. 3rd Fitting Cochlear Implants Conference : From Science to Practice, 16th to 18th February 2023, Conducted by MERF ISH (P) Ltd in association to MERF(P) Ltd.


1. 6th TAN-ISHACON 2017 (CRE) held at Puducherry 18th – 19th November 2016.
  • “Can objectives measures be used for mapping of children with Cochlear implants?
2nd Prize for Oral Presentation
2. 15th annual conference of Cochlear Implant Group of India– CIGICON Vishakhapatnam. 2nd to 4th November 2017
  • Oral presentation on P300 in early & late cochlear implantees.
3. 16th Annual conference of cochlear to implant group of India, 29th November 2018 to 1st December 2018 at Deltin, Daman. 29th November 2018 to 1st December 2018
  • Oral presentation on Relationship between ECAP, ESRT with behavioral MAP in individuals with Cochlear implants
  • Oral presentation on Little ears Auditory Questionnaire in early and late Cochlear implantees
4. 51st ISHACON, 10th - 12th February 2019, conducted by Indian Speech & Hearing Association at NIMHANS, Bengaluru 10th - 12th February 2019.
  • Poster presentation on exploring the recovery properties of the auditory nerve fibres at different cochlear regions using ECAP.
5. 17TH CIGICON, Annual conference of cochlear to implant group of India 11th to 13th October 2019, Mumbai. 11th to 13th October
  • Oral presentation on Refractory property of the auditory nerve in pre lingual cochlear implantee.
2nd Prize
  • Oral presentation on P300 in cochlear implantees
6. CIGICON 2021 (virtual) – 12 – 14 November 2021. 12 – 14 November 2021.
  • Oral presentation on Optimization of frequency band table in adult using cochlear implant
  • E-Poster The relationship between the tone and speech evoked ESRT Measures in both ipsilateral & Contra lateral ear.
  • E-Poster Refractory properties of the auditory nerve in the postlingual cochlear implantees
7. National CRE Webinar on Medical audiology: perspectives from partnerships- Organized by SRCISH, Bangalore. 13th to 17th December 2021
  • Oral Presentation on Hearing and Mitochonriopathy – A single case report.
8. 19th CIGICON at Delhi 4th to 6th Nov 2022
  • Tone and speech evoked ESRT in individuals with Cochlear Implants. (oral presentation)
  • Quality of sound in post -lingual cochlear implantees (EPoster Presentation)
3rd Prize.
9. TASLPACON 2023- Hyderabad Jan 27th to 29th Jan
  • Audiological profile in single-sided Michel aplasia– a single case report
2nd Prize.
  • Oral Presentation an Audiological Characteristics and Findings in Individual with C3.
  • Oral Presentation Hearing and mitochondrial disease– a single case report.
  • Hearing loss in Individual with Thalassemia.
  • Refractory properties of auditory nerve in the postlingual cochlear implantees

Published Articles:

S.No Article Journal Year Impact Factor National / International
1 Jayachandran, D., Nagaraja, M. Y., & Gunalan, S. Change of cortical auditory evoked potentials on different. Hearing aid gain- preliminary study Asia Pacific Journal of Research, 1(LV). 149-153. 2017 6.58 International
2 Anthony, P., Jayachandran, D., Selvaraj, A., & P., S. R. Effect of Reference Electrode Placement on Measuring cVEMP – Preliminary Study. International Journal of Scientific Research and Publication 7(11) 490- 493. 2017 6.6 International
3 Vijayakumar, K., Hassan, I., Jayachandran, D., & Shamangi, N. Audiological Findings in Individual with Glomus Tympanicum – A Case Report Indian Journal of case reports , 4(1)43-45. 2018 1 National
4 Selvaraj, A., Rajeswaran, R., & Jayachandran, D.Development of Dichotic Word Test in Tamil Speaking Children Languages In India 13-24. 2018 - National
5 Abishek Umashankar & Deepika Jayachandran. Measurement of cochlear implant outcomes in Goldenhar syndrome: A case report, Indian Journal of case reports, Volume 5, Issue 5 2019 1 National
6 KR Rahul , Deepika Jayachandran , Ranjith Rajeswaran, Abishek Umashankar , Auditory and preverbal skill improvement between early and late cochlear implantees: evidence from little ear questionnaire, Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, Volume 13, Issue 1 2019 1.14 International
7 Deepika Jayachandran , Ranjith Rajeswaran, Abishek Umashankar & Rahul (2019), Adaptation of LITTLEARS auditory Questionnaire in Tamil, European Journal of Special Education Research, Volume 4, Issue 4. 2019 3.78 International
8 Ranjith Rajeswaran, Oviya Kalai, Deepika Jayachandran, Profiling Long-term Outcomes in children with Auditory Brainstem Implant, International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications. Volume 9, Issue 12. 2019 6.6 International
9 Abishek Umashankar, Deepika Jayachandran (2020) Investigating the recovery properties of Auditory Nerve Fibres at Different cochlear Regions using Electrically Evoked Compound Action potential. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research. 2020 Oct, Vol-14(10) 2020 1.14 International
10 Deepika Jayachandran & Oviya MP P300 in Children with Early and Late Cochlear Implantation International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) Volume 10 Issue 10, October 2021 7.4 International
11 Elanthendral Chandrasekhar; Saranyaa Gunalan; Deepika Jayachandran; Priyanka Sivakumaran Outcomes of desensitization therapy in Hyperacusis: A single case report Open journal of Clinical & Medical Case Reports 2021 2.8 International
12 Aster F M, Saranyaa G, Divya S, Ranjith R & Deepika J The role of audiologists and speech Language pathologists in the Assessment and management of Neonates: neonatologists’ perspective International journal of research and analytical reviews IJRAR October Volume 9, Issue 4 2022 5.75 International
13 Deepika Jayachandran, Ranjith Rajeswaran, Saranyaa Gunalan Quality of Sound in Post - Lingual Cochlear Implantees International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
Volume 11 Issue 11, November 2022
2022 7.4 International

Dissertations Guided:

  1. Dichotic word testing in Tamil speaking children – Anitha S
  2. P300 in children with CI –Anjusha M
  3. Adaptation of Littlears Auditory Questionnaire in Tamil. - Rahul KR
  4. Refractory Properties of Auditory Nerve in Prelingual Cochlear Implantees- Aishwarya V
  5. Quality of Sound in Post-Lingual Cochlear Implantees-Kavitha Shree.
  6. Profiling Long Term Outcomes of Children with Auditory Brainstem Implants- Oviya Kalai
  7. Modes of Communication in Auditory brainstem Implantees- MP Oviya
  8. Optimization of Frequency Band Tables In Adults Using Cochlear Implant- Veronica S
  9. Relationship between the Screening Checklist For Auditory Processing (SCAP) Scores And Scholastic Performance In Children- VidhyaDharini.
  10. Testing and Validation of Prototype Version of Computer Based Audiometer- Yahswanth Hari.
  11. Predicting the Auditory and Non Auditory Responses Using EABR In ABI-Systematic Review – Deepthi Pr
  12. Refractory Properties of Auditory Nerve In Postlingual Cochlear Implantees- Jamuna D
  13. Profiling Long Term Auditory Outcomes of Children with Auditory Brainstem Implant- Konniti Srilatha.
  14. Relationship Between Tone And Speech Evoked ESRT Measured In Both Ipsilateral And Contralateral Ear. - Asvitha R.
  15. Characteristics of Electrically Evoked Compound Action Potential in Subjects with Auditory Brainstem Implant- Indresh C