Vinaya Manchaiah

Jo Mayo Endowed Professor of Speech and Hearing Sciences

Office: Speech and Hearing Building, Room 120-C
Phone: 409-880-8927
Fax: 409-880-2265


  • 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


  • 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 by promoting self-management and also use of digital technologies. My current research interests can be summarized along the following four themes:

  1. eHealth (or Telehealth):Applications of the internet and modern information technology in the management of hearing-related disorders, in particular, guided behavioral rehabilitation via the internet (i.e., tele-rehabilitation or digital therapeutics). 
  2. Hearing healthcare service delivery models: Developing evidence-base for new service delivery models (i.e., direct-to-consumer model, community-based rehabilitation) to improve accessibility, affordability, and outcomes of hearing healthcare services. 
  3. Consumer Health Informatics (CHI): The focus is to understand the health communities, as well as patient-generated data and its uses within and outside healthcare systems. In particular, this line of research focuses on understanding the use of information from various digital mediums (e.g., Internet, social media) in self-assessment and self-management of people with communication disorders. 
  4. Psychosocial aspects of hearing and balance disorders:This line of research has three distinct areas, which include: (a) understanding the knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of adolescents and/or young adults towards music-induced hearing loss and developing preventative strategies; (b) understanding the psychosocial factors related to help-seeking, hearing rehabilitation uptake and use, and to develop appropriate rehabilitative strategies; and (c) understanding the psychosocial consequences of Ménière’s disease on the individual affected and their significant others.
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 2021.

Selected Publications


  • Manchaiah, V., Beukes, E., & Roeser, R.J. (2021). Evaluating and conducting research in audiology. San Diego, USA: Plural Publishing Inc.
  • Beukes, E., Andersson, G., Manchaiah, V. & Kaldo, V. (2021). Cognitive behavioral therapy for tinnitus. San Diego, USA: Plural Publishing Inc.
  • Manchaiah, V., Danermark, B., Ratinaud, P. & Germundsson, P. (2019). Disability and Social Representation Theory: The Case of Hearing Loss. Oxon, UK: Routledge.
  • 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 150 peer reviewed publications)

  • Beukes, E.W., Baguley, D.M., Jacquemin, L., Lourenco, M.P.C.G., Allen, P.M., Onozuka, J., Stockdale, D., Kaldo, V., Andersson, G., & Manchaiah, V. (2020). Changes in tinnitus experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. Frontiers in Public Health, 8, 592878. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2020.592878
  • Sinha, S., Irani, U.D., Manchaiah, V. & Bhamla, M.S. (2020). Addressing age-related hearing loss through engineering accessible and affordable hearing technology. PLoS ONE, 15(9), e0238922.
  • Manchaiah, V., Valescu, G., Varadaraj, S., Aronson, E.P., Fagelson, M.A., Munoz, M.F., Andersson, G. & Beukes, E.W. (2020). Features, functionality, and acceptability of Internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy for tinnitus in the United States. American Journal of Audiology, 29(3), 476-490.
  • Manchaiah, V., Bellon-Harn, M.L., Mercado, I., Beukes, E.W. & Vinay. (2020). Portrayal of hearing loss in YouTube videos: An exploratory cross-sectional analysis. American Journal of Audiology, 29(3), 450-459.
  • Beukes, E.W., Manchaiah, V., Baguley, D.M., Allen, P.A. & Andersson, G.A. ( 2019). Internet-based interventions for adults with hearing loss, vestibular disorders and tinnitus: a systematic review. Trends in Hearing, Published Online.
  • Manchaiah, V. , Granberg, S., Grover, V., Saunders, G.H. & Hall, D.H. (2019 ). Content validity and feasibility of patient-reported questionnaire instruments of hearing disability. International Journal of Audiology, Published Online. doi: 10.1080/14992027.2019.1602738.
  • Manchaiah, V. , Bellon-Harn, M.L., Dockens, A.L., Hartwell-Azios, J. & Harn, W.E. (2019 ). 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, Published Online. doi: 10.3766/jaaa.18032. 
  • Pyykkö , I., Manchaiah, V., Färkkilä , M., Kentala, E. & Zou, J. ( 2019 ). Association between Ménière’s disease and Vestibular Migraine. Auris Nasus Larynx, 46(5), 724-733.
  • Manchaiah, V. , Zhao, F. & Ratinaud, P. (2019 ). Young adults’ knowledge and attitude regarding ‘music’ and ‘loud music’ across countries: Applications of Social Representations Theory. Frontiers in Psychology, 10, 1390. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.01390
  • Manchaiah, V., Abrams, H., Bailey, A. & Andersson, G. ( 2019). Negative side effects of hearing aids in adult hearing aid users. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, 30(6), 472-481. doi: 10.3766/jaaa.17118.
  • Manchaiah, V. , Amlani, A.M., Bricker, C.M., Whitfield , C.T. & Ratinaud, P. (2019). Benefits and shortcomings of direct-to-consumer hearing devices: Analysis of large secondary data generated from Amazon customer reviews. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 62(5), 1506-1516.
  • Beukes, E.W., Andersson, G.A., Allen, P.A., Manchaiah, V. & Baguley, D.M. ( 2018). Effectiveness of guided Internet-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy vs face-to-face clinical care for treatment of tinnitus: A randomized clinical trial. JAMA Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, 144(12), 1126-1133. doi: 10.1001/jamaoto.2018.2238.
  • Pyykkö , I., Manchaiah, V., Zou, J., Levo, H. & Kentala, E. ( 2018 ). Impact of Tumarkin attacks on complaints and work ability in Ménière’s disease. Journal of Vestibular Research, 28(3-4), 319-330. doi: 10.3233/VES-180634
  • Beukes, E.W., Manchaiah, V., Andersson, G.A., Allen, P.A. & Baguley, D.M. (2018). Participants experiences of an Internet-based cognitive-behavioral therapy for tinnitus. International Journal of Audiology, 57(12), 947-954.
  • 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 Tinnitus. American Journal of Audiology, 27(3S), 431-447. doi:10.1044/2018_AJA-IMIA3-18-0004
  • Beukes, E.W., Baguley, D.M., Allen, P.M., Manchaiah, V. & Andersson, G. (2018). Audiologist-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
  • 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.
  • 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. , 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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, 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.

Full publication list is available at:


  • Co-founder and Senior Editor of Global Audiology ( initiative which is part of the International Society of Audiology (ISA).
  • Co-founder and Board of Director for Strategic Planning of the non-profit and Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Audiology India.
  • Editorial Board Member for nine international journals including the International Journal of Audiology, Plos One, Audiology Research and Auris Nasus Larynx.
  • Reviewer for over 20 academic and peer reviewed journals.
  • British Academy of Audiology (BAA) Board of Director for Membership and Secretary (2011-2014).

Awards and Honors

  • Innovation Award for Research 2020 at the College of Fine Arts and Communication, Lamar University.
  • Erskine Fellow 2019 at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand.
  • 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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