Vinaya Manchaiah

Jo Mayo Endowed Professor
Associate Professor of Audiology

Office: Speech and Hearing Building, Room 120-C
Phone: 409-880-8927
Fax: 409-880-2265
Email: vinaya.manchaiah@lamar.edu

Education

  • Ph.D. in Disability Research (2013), Linköping University, Sweden
  • Executive MBA (2013), Swansea University, UK
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education (2011), Swansea University, UK
  • Doctor of Audiology (2010), Nova Southeastern University, USA
  • M.Sc. Audiology (2006), University of Southampton, UK
  • B.Sc. Speech and Hearing (2005), University of Mysore, India

Teaching

  • SPHS 4350 Problems and Projects (Study Abroad)
  • SPHS 6382 Analysis of Professional Literature
  • SPHS 6326 Research in Methods
  • SPHS 6372 Candidacy Proposal
  • SPHA 6383 Candidacy Paper Presentation

Research Interests

My primary research goal is to improve accessibility, affordability and outcomes of hearing healthcare services. Availability of trained hearing healthcare professionals, costs and time associated with professional’s consultation, and hearing instruments costs are some of the main barriers to uptake, adherence and use of hearing health services. Moreover, clinical care alone is not sufficient to achieve optimal outcomes in the management of chronic conditions such as hearing loss, tinnitus and balance disorders. Hence, the idea of promoting self-management of chronic condition has become popular in healthcare. I believe that patient involvement, leadership, and ownership of care can help prevent and/or prolong the occurrences of health conditions, can help improve accessibility and affordability, and result in improved health outcomes. For this reason, my research specifically focuses on: (1) developing self-assessment and self-management approaches for hearing and balance disorders with low medical risk to improve accessibility and affordability; (2) developing and promoting self-management approaches to supplement routine clinical care to improve hearing health outcomes; and (3) understanding the individual (or personal) and environmental (or societal) factors influence on health outcomes and to use them as facilitators in achieving optimal outcome. My current research interests include:

  • Audiological enablement or rehabilitation
  • Attitude (or social representation) towards hearing loss and hearing aids
  • Consumer Health Informatics (CHI) / Infodemiology and Infoveillance
  • Development and outcome evaluation of a low-cost hearing device
  • eHealth with focus on Internet Interventions (or Digital Therapeutics)
  • Impact of Ménière’s disease on the individual and their significant others
  • Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) / Psychosocial aspects of hearing loss
  • Self-management of chronic conditions

Current Grants

  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy based self-help delivered via the Internet for tinnitus suffers: Efficacy trial in the U.S. population. National Institute of Health (NIH) – National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) – R21. PI: Manchaiah, V. September 2018 – August 2020.
  • A Center for Applications of Digital Technologies in Health and Disability (CADT). Lamar University Visionary Initiatives. PI: Harn, M. & Co-PIs: Andrei, S., Manchaiah, V., Dockens, A., Azios, J., Long, E. September 2015 – August 2018.

Selected Publications

Books

  • Manchaiah, V. & Taylor, B. (2018). The role of communication partners in the audiological rehabilitation. New York, USA: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.
  • Manchaiah, V. & Danermark, B. (eds). (2017). The experiences of hearing loss: Journey through aural rehabilitation. Oxon, UK: Routledge.

Publications (selected from over 100 peer reviewed publications)

  • Manchaiah, V., Bellon-Harn, M.L., Dockens, A.L., Hartwell-Azios, J. & Harn, W.E. (In press). Communication between audiologist, person with hearing loss and their family members during audiology consultation and rehabilitation sessions: A descriptive review. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, In Press.
  • Manchaiah, V., Abrams, H., Bailey, A. & Andersson, G. (In Press). Negative side effects of hearing aids in adult hearing aid users. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, In Press.
  • Pyykkö, I., Manchaiah, V., Zou, J., Levo, H. & Kentala, E. (In Press). Impact of Tumarkin attacks on complaints and work ability in Ménière’s disease. Journal of Vestibular Research, In Press.
  • Beukes, E.W., Manchaiah, V., Terlizzi, P.M., Baguley, D.M., Allen, P.M. & Andersson, G. (Published Online 2017). Situationally influenced tinnitus coping strategies: A mixed methods approach. Disability and Rehabilitation, Published Online.
  • Manchaiah, V., Dockens, A.L., Flagge, A., Bellon-Harn, M., Hartwell Azios, J., Kelly-Campbell, R. & Andersson, G. (2018). Quality and readability of English-language Internet information for tinnitus. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, Published Online.
  • Manchaiah, V., Beukes, E.W., Granberg, S., Durisala, N., Baguley, D.M., Allen, P.M. & Andersson, G. (Published Online 2017). Problems and life effects experienced by tinnitus research study volunteers: An exploratory study using the ICF classification. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, Published Online.
  • Beukes, E.W., Manchaiah, V., Baguley, D.M., Allen, P.M. & Andersson, G. (2018). Long-term efficacy of Audiologist-guided Internet-based Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for adults with Tinnitus. American Journal of Audiology, 39(3), 423-433. doi: 10.1097/AUD.0000000000000505
  • Beukes, E.W., Baguley, D.M., Allen, P.M., Manchaiah, V. & Andersson, G. (2018). Guided Internet-based Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for adults with Tinnitus in the United Kingdom: A randomized controlled trial. Ear and Hearing, 39(3), 423-433. doi: 10.1097/AUD.0000000000000505
  • Manchaiah, V., Ratinaud, P. & Andersson, G. (2018). Representation of Tinnitus in the US Newspaper Media and in Facebook Pages: Cross-Sectional Analysis of Secondary Data. Interactive Journal of Medical Research, 7(1), e9. doi: 10.2196/ijmr.9065.
  • Manchaiah, V., Hernandez, B. M. & Beck, D. L. (2018). Applications of transtheoretical (stages of change model) in studying attitudes and behaviors of adults with hearing loss: A systematic review. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, 29(6), 548-560. doi: 10.3766/jaaa.16122.
  • Hall, D.A., Domingo, S.Z., Hamdache, L.Z., Manchaiah, V., Thammaiah, S., Evans, C. & Wong, L. (2018). A good practice guide for translating and adapting hearing-related questionnaires for different languages and cultures. International Journal of Audiology, 57(3), 161-175. doi: 10.1080/14992027.2017.1393565.
  • Manchaiah, V., Zhao, F., Oladeji, S. & Ratinaud, P. (2018). Examination of previously published data to identify patterns in social representation of ‘loud music’ in young adults across countries. Noise and Health, 20(92), 16-22. doi: 10.4103/nah.NAH_21_17
  • Pyykkö, I., Manchaiah, V., Zou, J., Levo, H. & Kentala, E. (2018). Relational quality, illness interference and partner support in Ménière’s disease. International Journal of Audiology, 57(1), 69-75.
  • Manchaiah, V., Pyykkö, I., Levo, H. & Kentala, E. (2018). Impact of Ménière’s disease on significant others health and life. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, 29(1), 63-72.
  • Beukes, E.W., Manchaiah, V., Baguley, D.M., Allen, P.M., & Andersson, G. (2017). A process evaluation of implementing a guided Internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy intervention for adults with tinnitus in a randomized control trial. International Journal of Audiology, 57(2), 98-109.
  • Pyykkö, I., Manchaiah, V., Levo, H., Kentala, E. & Juhola, M. (2017). Internet-based self-help for Ménière's disease: Details and outcome of a single group open trial. American Journal of Audiology, 26, 496-506.
  • Manchaiah, V., Pyykkö, I., Zou, J., Levo, H. & Kentala, E. (2017). Patients reported benefits from patient organization magazines and Internet-based peer support program in Ménière’s disease. Patient Preference and Adherence, 11, 1851-1857. DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/PPA.S142257
  • Beukes, E.W., Baguley, D.M., Allen, P.M., Manchaiah, V. & Andersson, G. (2017). Internet-based versus face-to-face clinical care in the treatment of tinnitus: Protocol for a multi-center randomized controlled trial. Trials, 18(1), 1-11. DOI: 10.1186/s13063-017-1931-6.
  • Manchaiah, V., Taylor, B., Dockens, A.L., Tran, N.R., Lane, N., Castle, M. & Grover, V. (2017). Applications of direct-to-consumer hearing devices for adults with hearing loss: A review. Clinical Interventions in Aging, 12:859-871. doi: 10.2147/CIA.S135390.
  • Pyykkö, I., Manchaiah, V., Zou, J., Levo, H. & Kentala, E. (2017). Do patients with Ménière’s disease have attacks of syncope? Journal of Neurology, 264(1), 48-54. DOI 10.1007/s00415-017-8452-9
  • Pyykkö, I., Manchaiah, V., Levo, H., Kentala, E. & Juhola, M. (2017). Internet-based peer support for Ménière's disease: A summary of web-based data collection, impact evaluation, and user evaluation. International Journal of Audiology, 56(7), 453-463.
  • Beukes, E.W., Allen, P.M., Manchaiah, V., Baguley, D.M. & Andersson, G. (2017). Internet-based intervention for tinnitus: Outcome of a single-group open trial. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, 28(4), 340-351. doi: 10.3766/jaaa.16055.
  • Manchaiah, V., Zhao, F., Widen, S., Auzenne, J., Beukes, E.W., Ahmadi, T., Tomé, D., Mahadeva, D., Rajalakshmi, K., & Germundsson, P. (2017). Social representation of ‘loud music’ in adolescents and young adults: A cross-cultural study. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, 28(6), 522-533. doi: 10.3766/jaaa.16046.
  • Manchaiah, V., Dockens, A.L., Bellon-Harn, M. & Burns, E. (2017). Non-congruence between audiologists and patient’s preferences for patient-centeredness and its association with patient satisfaction. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, 28(7), 636-643. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3766/jaaa.16084
  • Manchaiah, V. (2017). Role of self-reported hearing disability and measured hearing sensitivity in understanding participation restrictions and health-related quality of life: A study with hundred and three older adults with hearing loss. Clinical Otolaryngology, 42(4), 924-926. DOI: 10.1111/coa.12758.
  • Manchaiah, V., Zhao, F., Widen, S., Auzenne, J., Beukes, E.W., Ahmadi, T., Tomé, D., Mahadeva, D., Rajalakshmi, K., & Germundsson, P. (2017). Social representation of ‘music’ in young adults: A cross-cultural study. International Journal of Audiology, 56(1), 24-32.
  • Beukes, E.W., Valescu, G., Allen, P.M., Manchaiah, V., Baguley, D.M. & Andersson, G. (2016). Development and usability evaluation of an Internet-based intervention for tinnitus in the UK. Internet Interventions, 6, 6-15. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.invent.2016.08.002
  • Manchaiah, V., Tomé, D., Dockens, A., Harn, M. & Ganesan, P. (2016). Preference to patient-centeredness in undergraduate audiology students in Portugal. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, 27(10), 816-823.
  • Jiang, W., Zhao, F., Guderley, N. & Manchaiah, V., (2016). Daily music exposure dose using personal listening devices and hearing problems in adolescents and young adults: A systematic review. International Journal of Audiology, 55(4), 197-205.
  • Niemensivu, R., Manchaiah, V., Roine, R., Sintonen, H., Kentala, E. (2015). Health related quality of life in adults with hearing impairment before and after hearing aid rehabilitation in Finland. International Journal of Audiology, 54(12), 967-75.
  • Manchaiah, V., Danermark, B., Ahmadi, T., Tomé, D., Rajalakshmi, K., Zhao, F., Li, Q. & Germundsson, P. (2015). Social representation of ‘hearing loss’: Cross-cultural exploratory study in India, Iran, Portugal and United Kingdom. Clinical Interventions in Aging, 10, 1857-1872. DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/CIA.S91076.
  • Manchaiah, V., Danermark, B., Vinay., Ahmadi, T., Tomé, D., Rajalakshmi, K., & Germundsson, P. (2015). Social representation of ‘hearing aids’: Cross-cultural study in India, Iran, Portugal and United Kingdom. Clinical Interventions in Aging, 10, 1601-1615. DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/CIA.S86108.
  • Zhao, F., Manchaiah, V., Claire, L., Danermark, B., Jones, L., Brandreth, M., Rajalakshmi, K. & Goodwin, R. (2015). Exploring the influence of culture on hearing help-seeking and hearing-aid uptake. International Journal of Audiology, 54(7), 435-443.
  • Manchaiah, V., Rönnberg, J., Andersson, G. & Lunner, T. (2015). Stages of change profiles among adults experiencing hearing difficulties who have not taken any action: A cross-sectional study. PLUS One, 10(6): e0129107. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0129107.
  • Pyykkö, I., Manchaiah, V., Levo, H., Kentala, E., & Rasku, J. (2015). Attitudes of significant others of patients with Ménière’s disease vary from coping to victimization. International Journal of Audiology, 54(5), 316-322.
  • Manchaiah, V., Baguley, D., Pyykkö, I., Kentala, E. & Levo, H. (2015). Positive experiences associated with acquired hearing loss, Ménière’s Disease and tinnitus: A review. International Journal of Audiology, 54(1), 1-10.
  • Manchaiah, V., Gomersall, P.A., Tomé, D., Ahmadi, T. & Rajalakshmi, K. (2014). Audiologists’ preferences for patient-centredness: A cross-sectional questionnaire study of cross-cultural differences and similarities among professionals in in Portugal, India and Iran. BMJ Open, 4: doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2014-005915
  • Manchaiah, V.K.C., Molander, P., Rönnberg, J., Andersson, G. & Lunner, T., (2014). The acceptance of hearing disability among adults experiencing hearing difficulties: A cross-sectional study. BMJ Open, 3, 1-8. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2013-004066
  • Manchaiah, V.K.C. & Stephens, D. (2013). Perspectives in defining ‘hearing loss’ and its consequences. Hearing, Balance and Communication, 11(1), 6-16.
  • Manchaiah, V.K.C., Stephens D, Zhao, F. & Kramer, S.E. (2012). The role of communication partners in the audiological enablement/rehabilitation of a person with hearing impairment: An overview. Audiological Medicine, 10(1), 21-30.
  • Manchaiah, VKC, Zhao, F., Danesh, A.A. & Duprey, R. (2011). The genetic basis of Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder (ANSD). International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 75, 151-158.
  • Manchaiah, VKC, Stephens, D. & Meredith, R. (2011). The patient journey of adults with hearing impairment: the patients’ view. Clinical Otolaryngology, 36, 227-234.  
  • Zhao F, Manchaiah VKC, French D, Price S. (2010). Music exposure and hearing disorders: An overview. International Journal of Audiology, 49(1), 54-64.

Service

  • Co-founder and Senior Editor of ‘Global Audiology) -globalaudiology.org
  • Co-founder and Board of Director for Strategic Planning of the non-profit and Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) 'Audiology India' - audiologyndia.org (Sept 2015 - till date). Served as the President during Jan 2011 to August 2015.
  • British Academy of Audiology (BAA) Board of Director for Membership and Secretary (2011-2014).
  • External Examiner for M.Sc Advanced Audiology at University College London, UK (2013-2014).
  • External Examiner for Foundation degree in Hearing Aid Audiology and Masters of Science in Auditory Science at De Montfort University, UK (2010-2014).
  • Editorial Board Member for the journals: International Journal of Speech Language Pathology, Audiology Research and Journal of Otology and Rhinology
  • Reviewer for over 20 academic and peer reviewed journals.
  • Participated in various specialist working groups including: James Lind Alliance Priority Setting Partnership (JLA PSP) to identify the uncertainties that surround the treatment of mild to moderate hearing loss (2014-2015); WHO-ICF core sets for hearing loss (2012); and Ida Institute workshops (2009, 2012).
  • Welsh Assembly Government Scientific Advisory Group - Audiology sub-committee (2007-2013).
  • Welsh regional representative for the British Academy of Audiology (2007-2013)
  • Individual Record of Clinical Practice (IRCP) - National Audiology Clinical Learning Group (2007-2013).

Awards and Honors

  • Shapiro Prize (two consecutive years 2017 and 2018) by the British Tinnitus Association.  
  • Bharat Samman Award 2017 by the NRI Institute, New Delhi, India.
  • Jearger Future Leader of Audiology (JFLAC) 2016 by the American Academy of Audiology, USA.
  • Fast and efficient PhD award from Linnaeus Centre HEAD, Linköping University, Sweden.
  • Completed Executive MBA with distinction.
  • Winner of ideas of the month (April 2012) in IDEAS global hearing loss awareness competition for the proposed project 'Sharing stories in different cultural context: Hearing loss awareness'.
  • Completed the Doctor of Audiology program with highest honors.
  • Best poster presentation award for the paper 'Tuning Curve Audiograms' at Annual convention of Indian Speech Language and Hearing Association (ISHA Con - 2004) held at Mysore, India in January 2004.

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