Biography

Dr. Vinaya Manchaiah serves as the Jo Mayo Endowed Professor of Speech and Hearing Sciences at the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, Lamar University, Texas, United States. He also has a position as Adjunct Faculty at the School of Allied Health Sciences, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, India.

He has worked in various clinical, research, teaching, and administrative roles, although his current academic appointment centers predominantly on research. His research mainly focuses on improving the accessibility, affordability, and outcomes of hearing and balance disorders, by promoting self-management and using digital technologies. Dr. Manchaiah has published over 100 peer-reviewed research papers and 3 books. His present h-index is 15 (Google Scholar).  

 His other interests include travel and lifestyle photography. He has visited 75 countries and wishes to go around the globe.

Academic Positions

  • Present2019

    Jo Mayo Endowed Professor of Speech and Hearing Sciences

    Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, Lamar University, USA

  • 20192015

    Jo Mayo Endowed (Associate) Professor of Audiology

    Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, Lamar University, USA

  • 20172015

    Director of Audiology

    Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, Lamar University, USA

  • 20152014

    Hearing Aid Audiology Course Leader

    Department of Vision and Hearing Sciences, Anglia Ruskin University, UK

  • 20152013

    Senior Lecturer in Audiology

    Department of Vision and Hearing Sciences, Anglia Ruskin University, UK

  • 20132007

    Audiology Program Manager

    College of Human and Health Sciences, Swansea University, UK

  • 20132007

    Lecturer in Audiology

    College of Human and Health Sciences, Swansea University, UK

Education & Training

  • PhD 2013

    Doctor of Philosophy in Disability Research

    Linköping University, Sweden

  • EMBA 2013

    Executive Master of Business Administration

    Swansea University, UK

  • PGCtHE 2010

    Post-Graduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education

    Swansea University, UK

  • AuD 2010

    Doctor of Audiology

    Nova Southeastern University, USA

  • MSc 2006

    Masters of Science in Audiology

    University of Southampton, UK

  • BSc 2005

    Bachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences

    University of Mysore, India

Honors and Awards

  • May 2019
    Erskine Fellow
    University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 2017 & 2018
    Shapiro Prize
    British Tinnitus Association, United Kingdom
  • April 2016
    Bharat Samman Award
    NRI Institute, Delhi, India
  • Sept 2016
    Jerger Future Leaders of Audiology
    American Academy of Audiology, USA
  • Oct 2013
    Fast and Efficient PhD Award
    Linnaeus Centre HEAD, Linköping University, Sweden
  • Sept 2013
    Distinction in the Executive MBA
    Swansea University, UK
  • Jun 2010
    Highest Honors in the Doctor of Audiology
    Nova Southeastern University, USA
  • Jan 2005
    Best Poster Presentation
    The Annual convention of Indian Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ISHACon 2004), India