A study of health effects of noise among our population is being undertaken by NISS. It is a joint project of IMA-NISS, National Institute of Speech and Hearing (NISH) as well as ENT and Preventive Medicine Department of Thiruvananthapuram Medical College. It will initially cover the districts of Thiruvananthapuram and Kochi. The Science and technology department of Govt. of Kerala is expected to support this very important study, being the first of its kind in India.
Ms. Praveena Davis of NISH will be the Chief Investigator and Dr. P R Shyla (HOD, ENT Dept, Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram), Dr. Althaf Ali (Addl. Prof. of Preventive Medicine Dept, Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram) and Dr. Mohammed Shafi (Asst. Prof. of Global Institute of Public Health) are the Joint Investigators.