On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Bangalore Speech and Hearing Trust, in June 2018, the members of Trust decided to start a research centre, under the Trust, to promote research activity in the area of Speech and Hearing
It was renamed as Bangalore Speech and Hearing Foundation in 2022 with a resolution passed at the trust meeting held on. This was done to keep research center in line with the aims and objectives of trust. The centre officially started functioning from the month of August 2018.
Objectives of the Centre are :
1. To initiate and undertake research appropriate to Hearing, Language, Speech and
Communication disciplines, including processes, development, disorders of hearing, language and speech and related areas, assessment techniques and tests, therapeutic intervention and remedial processes across human lifespan.
2. To develop intramural and extramural, collaborative, interdepartmental research projects in the area of Hearing, Language and Speech and its disorders.
3. To work in coordination with other entities of Bangalore Speech and Hearing Trust, like Institute of Speech and Hearing, Clinical Services and School for the hearing impaired.
4. To create database by proper documentation, data storing and retrieval systems.
5. To undertake relevant publications/ Journal/ monographs/ Compendiums/ handouts and booklets related to Hearing, Language, Speech and its disorders.
Guidelines for the research centre:
The functioning of the center is supervised by research advisory committee. The first
committee was headed by none other than Honorable Retired Chief Justice of India, M. N. Venkatachaliah and presently the committee is chaired by Dr.Pratibha Karanth.
Along with this two other committee were formed. Research Technical committee to
review scientific content of proposals and Institutional Ethical Committee, to review
proposals for ethical concerns.