Research


Research is an integral part of the institution, MERF-ISH and MERF has been involved in research since 2000. MERF ISH is in the fore front of cutting edge research in the field of hearing restoration. MERF ISH to its credit has numerous collaborative research projects, collaborating with institutes all over the world. Hence it’s the only institute in India to be part of the HEARRING group (A network of preeminent international centers offering comprehensive hearing implant solutions for the treatment of hearing loss).

Collaborative institutes in India:

  • Jerusalem College of engineering
  • Anna University
  • IIT Madras
  • Panimalar College of Engineering

Ongoing Project

Intramural

  1. Interaction of chronological age and implant age on voice production in children using cochlear implants in comparison with normal hearing
  2. Audiologic findings in unilateral renal agenesis: case report
  3. Specific learning difficulties in children using cochlear implants
  4. Periodical changes in CAEP in individuals with CI and ABI
  5. Comparison of voice characteristics in early and late implantees
  6. Social Communication road blocks in introverts
  7. Development of minimal pair test in Tamil for assessing speech perception
  8. Audiological findings in those individuals with Schizophrenia with positive auditory hallucinations
  9. Audiological findings in Pearl syndrome: development of BC responses
  10. Audiological findings in diffuse axonal injury post road traffic accident: Case report
  11. Co occurence of auditory dys- synchrony with optic neuropathy: case reports
  12. Comparison of language development in children with normal conception and IVF conception using ages and stages questionnaire
  13. Profiling Audiological and non Audiological findings in individuals with sudden SNHL
  14. Outcomes of desensitization therapy in hyperacusis: single case report
  15. Periodical changes in average stimulation level in pre linguals post cochlear implantation
  16. Voice characteristics in children with ASD: A comparative study with typically developing children
  17. Profiling fluency characteristics among introverts and extroverts
  18. Visual evoked potentials in children with cochlear implants- longitudinal study
  19. P300 in children with early and late cochlear implantation
  20. Visual evoked potential in children with hearing impairment
  21. Audiological profile of individual with auditory neuropathy – case study
  22. Binaural fusion test in tamil speaking children
  23. Relationship between ESRT, ECAP and behavioural MAPs in subjects with cochlear implants
  24. Change in frequency parameter and frequency perturbation measures in children using cochlear implant and children with normal hearing
  25. Comparison of acoustic and perceptual evaluation of voice in children with cochlear implants and children with normal hearing
  26. Parental mental health and impact on family functioning in children with ASD

Extramural

  1. Design and development of computerized , web, and mobile based soft audiometer - in collaboration with Anna University- department of electronic and communication engineering
  2. Design and development of optical middle ear analyzer - in collaboration with Anna University- department of electronic and communication engineering

Completed Project

Intramural

Extramural

  1. Prediction of cochlear implant outcome using cross modal plasticity analysis in deaf children - in collaboration with Jerusalem college of engineering
  2. Standards of practice in he field of cochlear implants - in collaboration with HEARRING network
  3. Quality standards for bone conduction implants - in collaboration with HEARRING network
  4. Towards a condenses on a hearing preservation classification system - in collaboration with HEARRING network
  5. Towards a unified testing framework for single sided deafness studies :a consensus paper - in collaboration with HEARRING network