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Vinay Swarnalatha Nagaraj is a Professor (Audiology) at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at  Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, Norway.  He has academic qualifications from All India Institute of Speech and Hearing, India and Cambridge University, UK. He is an active member of Trondheim’s group of Hearing Research. He is a member of the working group in the European Federation of Audiological Societies for school-age hearing screeningHe is actively involved in audiology research and has been serving as reviewer and editorial board member in reputed journals. He is a member of Wolfson college in Cambridge University, UK.

 

 
Address for correspondence:                                                 

Audiology program,

Department of Neuromedicine and Movement Science, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences,

Norwegian University of Science and Technology,  NO-7491, Trondheim, Norway.

 

Research Interests:

  • Auditory perception of speech and other sounds by both normal and hearing-impaired individuals.
  • Cochlear dead regions
  • Universal design for hearing
  • International classification of functioning, disability and health (ICF) for hearing loss

 

Courses taught:

      Undergraduate (Bachelor) / Diploma program in Audiology:

  • 4C3RETE – Technical Rehabilitation (NTNU, Norway)
  • HAUD3116 – Universal design for Hearing and Speech (NTNU, Norway)
  • 1AU005 – Sound Perception (Karolinska Institutet, Sweden)
  • 1AU015 – Hearing Aid Technology (Karolinska Institutet, Sweden)
  • 150831.151009 – Hearing assessment 2 (Karolinska Institutet, Sweden)
  • LS001 – Audiology
  • OA030 – Anatomy and physiology of the auditory system
  • OC030 – Diagnostic audiology – Behavioral tests
  • OD030 – Diagnostic audiology – Electrophysiological tests
  • OF030 – Environmental audiology
  • HAUD3105 – Universal design for hearing and speech
  • BG331 – Hearing measurements

 

Graduate (Master) program in Audiology:

  • AA010 – Research methods in speech, language and hearing
  • AA050 – Basics in auditory perception
  • AB020 – Psychophysics of audition in normal
  • AB040 – Physiological assessment of auditory system
  • AC010 – Psychophysics of audition in hearing impaired
  • AC020 – Seminars in assessment of hearing impairment
  • AD010 – Assessment of central auditory processing disorders

 

Graduate/PhD program:

  • TTT4250 – Hearing Science

 

Medicine students:

  • Diagnostic audiology, psychoacoustics and rehabilitation audiology.

 

Selected book chapters:

  • Vinay (2016). Book chapter entitled ‘Rehabilitation: Learning and adapting to new methods’. In Manchaiah VKC and Danermark, B (Eds), ‘The Experiences of Hearing Loss: Journey to Aural Rehabilitation’, London: Routledge (In Press).

 

Selected Research:

 

  • Vinay, Hansen AS, Raen Ø and Moore BCJ (2017). Normative thresholds for and repeatability of the TEN(HL) test. International Journal of Audiology, 1-5.
  • John A, Vinay and Kreisman B (2017). Test-retest reliability of ultra high-frequency audiometry using pure tones and narrow-band noise. International Journal of Audiology, (In Press).
  • Vinay, Hansen AS, Raen Ø and Moore BCJ (2016). Normative thresholds for and repeatability of the TEN(HL) test. International Hearing Aid Conference, California, USA, August 10-14, 2016.
  • John A, Vinay and Kreisman B (2015). Test-retest reliability of ultra-high frequency audiometry using pure tones and narrow-band noise. Presentation at the American Academy of Audiology convention at San Antonio, Texas, USA, March 25-28, 2015.
  • Manchaiah VKC, Danermark B, Vinay, Ahmadi T, Tome D, Krishna R and Germundsson P (2015). Social representation of hearing aids: cross-cultural study in India, Iran, Portugal, and the United Kingdom. Clinical Interventions in Aging, 10, 1601-1615.
  • Vinay, Kvaløy O, Peter Svensson U and Berg T (2015). Test-retest variability and time efficiency of auditory thresholds with pure tone audiometry and new early warning test. Applied Acoustics, 90, 153-159.
  • Vinay, Henriksen V, Kvaløy O and Peter Svensson U (2014). Development and calibration of a new automated method to measure air conduction auditory thresholds. Acta Acustica, 100, 113-117.
  • Vinay and Vik A (2014).  Applications of universal design for hearing in hearing aid users. Presentation at the International Hearing Aid Conference, Tahoe, California, USA, August 2014.
  • Vinay, Vik A and Sandhya (2013). Universal design for hearing – an optimum hearing environment for all. Presentation at the 11th European Federation of Audiology Societies, Budapest, Hungary, June 19-22, 2013.
  • Vinay, Henriksen V, Kvaløy O and Peter Svensson U (2013). Development and calibration of a new automated method to measure air conduction auditory thresholds. Presentation at the American Academy of Audiology convention at Anaheim, CA, USA, April 3-6, 2013.
  • Olsen US, Lello E, Vinay, Reiner Å, Ibertsson T, Brännström KJ (2013). Factors affecting severity of tinnitus – a follow-up study of tinnitus subjects at an Ear Nose Throat clinic in Sweden, International Tinnitus Journal, 18(2), 115-121.
  • Vinay, Peter Svensson U, Kvaløy O and Pettersen O (2012). Effects of the use of personal music players on uncomfortable loudness level and loudness growth curve. Presentation at the American Academy of Audiology convention held at Boston, USA, March 28-31, 2012.
  • Vinay and Moore BCJ (2010). Effects of the use of personal music players on amplitude modulation detection and frequency discrimination. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 128(6), 3634-3641.
  • Vinay and Moore BCJ (2010). Psychophysical tuning curves and recognition of highpass and lowpass filtered speech for a person with an inverted V-shaped audiogram. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 127(2), 660-663.
  • Vinay and Moore BCJ (2010). Psychophysical tuning curves and recognition of highpass and lowpass filtered speech for a person with an inverted V-shaped audiogram. Conference proceedings of the Acoustical Society of America, 2aPP10 (Psychological and Physiological Acoustics), 127(3), 1810.
  • Moore BCJ, Vinay and Sandhya (2010). The relationship between tinnitus pitch and the edge frequency of the audiogram in individuals with hearing impairment and tonal tinnitus. Hearing Research, 261, 51-56.
  • Vinay (2010). Effect of smoking on transient evoked otoacoustic emissions and contralateral suppression. Auris Nasus Larynx, 37(3), 299-302.
  • Vinay and Moore BCJ (2010). Inverted V-shaped audiogram. Proceedings at the 159th meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, held at Baltimore, MD, USA from April 19-23, 2010.
  • Moore BCJ and Vinay (2009).  Amplitude-modulation detection by listeners with unilateral dead regions. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, 20(10), 597-606.
  • Moore BCJ and Vinay (2009). Enhanced discrimination of low-frequency sounds for subjects with high-frequency dead regions. Brain, 132, 524-536.
  • Vinay and Moore BCJ (2008). Effects of activation of the efferent system on psychophysical tuning curves as a function of signal frequency. Hearing Research, 240, 93-101.
  • Vinay, Baer T and Moore BCJ (2008). Speech recognition in noise as a function of highpass-filter cutoff frequency for people with and without low-frequency cochlear dead regions. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 123(2), 606-609.
  • Vinay, Manjula P and Yathiraj A (2008). Issues in assessment and management of cochlear dead regions. Proceedings of the seminar held at All India Institute of Speech and Hearing.
  • Vinay and Moore BCJ (2007). Speech recognition as a function of highpass filter cutoff frequency for people with and without low-frequency cochlear dead regions. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 122(1)542-553.
  • Vinay and Moore BCJ (2007). Prevalence of dead regions in subjects with sensorineural hearing loss. Ear and Hearing, 28(2), 231-241.
  • Vinay and Moore, BCJ (2007). TEN(HL)-test results and psychophysical tuning curves for subjects with auditory neuropathy. International Journal of Audiology, 46(1), 39-46.
  • Vinay (2006). Dead regions and speech perception in subjects with auditory dys-synchrony. Proceedings of the 4th Audio Engineering Society held at Sao Paulo, Brazil.
  • Vickers, D., Baer, T., Füllgrabe, C., Vinay and Moore, BCJ (2006). Band-importance functions for normal-hearing & hearing-impaired listeners. Presentation at the International Hearing Aid Conference, August 16-20, 2006, Tahoe, California, USA.
  • Speech perception in subjects with auditory dys-synchrony - 38th Indian Speech & Hearing Association Conference (2006).
  • Effect of contralateral suppression on speech perception in noise at the 41st Indian Speech & Hearing Association Conference (2009).
  • How do hearing aids process laughter at Frontiers of Research on Speech and Music conference (2000).
  • Is there a relation between ear and voice at the International Symposium on Audiological Medicine held at Bhubaneswar, India (2008).
  • Cochlear and efferent system functioning in diabetic individuals with normal hearing at the 40th Indian Speech & Hearing Association Conference held in Mangalore, India.
  • Relationship between socio-economic deprivation and hearing loss - 40th Indian Speech & Hearing Association Conference (2008).
  • Q10 in central auditory processing disorders - 40th Indian Speech & Hearing Association Conference (2008).
  • Effect of cellular phone use on hearing - 36th Indian Speech & Hearing Association Conference (2004).
  • Vinay (2002). Effects of high pass filtering on speech intelligibility for people with normal hearing and people with and without dead regions at low frequencies. Research project at University of Cambridge, UK.
  • Development of a computerized protocol for noise induced hearing loss patients - 33rd Indian Speech & Hearing Association Conference (2001).
  • Vinay, Arora, K and Yeshoda, K. (2001). Acoustical aspects in professional classical singers. Journal of Indian Speech and Hearing Association, 15, 74-78.
  • Acoustical aspects in professional classical singers - 32nd Indian Speech & Hearing Association Conference (2000).
  • Vinay and Rajalakshmi, K. (1999). Influence of gain control rotation on acoustic gain and frequency response range in Indian behind-the-ear hearing aids. Proceedings of the fifth technical sessions of the Madras India Regional Chapter of the Acoustical Society of America, August, 142-144.
  • Origin and nature of 3-msec latency evoked neural response - 31st Indian Speech & Hearing Association Conference (1999).
  • Volume control taper characteristics in Indian behind-the-ear hearing aids - 31st Indian Speech & Hearing Association Conference (1999).
  • Effect of transducers on speech discrimination - 30th Indian Speech & Hearing Association Conference (1998).

 

Selected talks:

  • Vinay (2017). Identification and clinical importance of cochlear dead regions. Audiology Research Conference, Trondheim, Norway, April 26, 2017
  • ‘Newborn and (Pre)school Hearing Screening: Status in Norway’ at Hearing Across Life Span conference, Como Lake, Italy (2016).
  • ‘Newborn and preschool hearing screening: Status in Norway’ at National Institute for Speech and Hearing, Trivandrum, India (2015).
  • ‘Hearing screening status in Norway’ at the European Federation of Audiological Societies working group meeting in Belgium (2015).
  • ‘Universal design and cochlear dead regions’ at the NTAF annual seminar in Oslo (2014).
  • ‘Cochlear dead regions and auditory neuropathy’ – Fagnettverksmøte, UNN, Tromsø (2014).
  • ‘Introduction to sound perception’ – Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden (2014)
  • ‘Universal design for hearing and ICF classification system’ – Keynote speaker at the NAS International Conference on Audiology, Finland (2014).
  • 'Practical applications of ICF core sets for hearing loss’ – seminar on ICF for hearing loss, Mumbai (2014).
  • ‘Universal design for hearing and speech’ at the NTAF annual seminar in Oslo (2013).
  • ‘Identification of inner hair cell damage in individuals with cochlear dead regions and auditory neuropathy’ at the NTAF annual seminar held at Rikshospitalet, University of Oslo (2012).
  • ‘Research collaboration in audiology’ - seminar at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (2011).
  • ‘Psychoacoustics and cochlear dead regions’ at Høgskolen i Sør-Trøndelag, Norway (2009).
  • ‘Auditory dys-synchrony and cochlear dead regions’ at All India Institute of Speech and Hearing (2009).
  • ‘Vestibular evoked myogenic potentials’ at All India Institute of Speech and Hearing (2009).
  • ‘Hearing problems in senior citizens’ at All India Institute of Speech and Hearing, Mysore (2008).
  • ‘Issues in assessment and management of cochlear dead regions’ at All India Institute of Speech and Hearing, Mysore (2008).
  • ‘Cochlear dead regions: diagnosis and management’ at the International Symposium on Audiological Medicine, held at Bhubaneshwar, India (2008).

 

Professional activities:

  • Editorial board member and reviewer for various international journals
  • Member of ‘Audiology research and education’ activities in Trondheim, Norway
  • Curriculum development and modification for bachelor and master courses in audiology.
  • Organized an international seminar as part of Indo-Norway research collaboration (2011).
  • Organized a seminar on ‘Issues in assessment and management of cochlear dead regions’ at All India Institute of Speech and Hearing, Mysore (2008).
  • Part of examination committee for graduate students in audiology.
  • Conducted viva-voce for bachelor and graduate students in audiology at Manipal University and All India Institute of Speech and Hearing, India.
  • PhD thesis assessment committee – Norwegian University of Science and Technology (2015)
  • Supervisor – PhD thesis – Norwegian University of Science and Technology (2015)
  • Part of working group for school hearing screening program in Europe.

 

Grants/funding and fellowship: 

  • ‘Do hearing impaired individuals benefit from audiovisual synchrony training?’ – NTNU inter-department funding between Department of Psychology and Department of Neuromedicine and Movement Sciences: 2018-2019.
  • Vision2030 – ‘Hearing care services in Tanzania’ – Project partner – Funding source: Research Council of Norway: 2017-2020.
  • ‘Auditory training and neural plasticity in children with auditory processing disorders’ – Project leader - Funding source: Health-Mid-Norway: 2017-2018.
  • NTNU/SINTEF funding from Research Council of Norway, Statoil Hydro and Nacre for research project, Trondheim, Norway - 2009 - 2013.
  • Funding for joint research collaboration between India and Norway - 2011.
  • Doctoral programfellowship from 2004-2007 at All India Institute of Speech and Hearing, Mysore.
  • Cambridge Commonwealth trust scholarship for the academic year 2001-2002 for research studies at University of Cambridge, U.K.
  • Jawaharlal Nehru scholarship for overseas research studies at University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.
  • Government of India merit scholarships for academic years 1996-2001.