Biography

Dr. Vinaya Manchaiah serves as the Professor of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and as the Director of Audiology at the University of Colorado Hospital (UCHealth). He is the Principle Investigator at the Virtual Hearing Lab. He also has a position as Extraordinary Professor at the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, University of Pretoria, South Africa, and Adjunct Professor 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 and research leadership. 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 200 manuscripts (>180 peer-reviewed) and 5 textbooks. His present h-index is 25 (Google Scholar).  

His other interests include travel and lifestyle photography. He has visited 76 countries and wishes to go around the globe.

Academic Positions

  • Till date2022

    Professor of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery

    Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado, USA

  • Till date2022

    Director of Audiology

    UCHealth Hearing and Balance, University of Colorado Hospital, Aurora, Colorado, USA

  • 20222019

    Professor of Speech and Hearing Sciences

    Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, Lamar University, USA

  • 20222015

    Jo Mayo Endowed Chair

    Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, Lamar University, USA

  • 20192015

    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

  • Aug 2020
    Innovation Award for Research
    College of Fine Arts & Communication, Lamar University
  • May 2019
    Erskine Fellow
    University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 2017, 2018 & 2019
    Marie & Jack 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