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 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 (>170 peer-reviewed) and 5 textbooks. His present h-index is 22 (Google Scholar).
His other interests include travel and lifestyle photography. He has visited 76 countries and wishes to go around the globe.