The Speech and Hearing was established as a department in the year 1984 as an unit of Father Muller Charitable Institutions, and has been involved in the assessment, diagnosis and rehabilitation of speech and hearing disabled since its inception. The Father Muller College of Speech and Hearing was established in the year 2007 offering the undergraduate program (Bachelors of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology) which now includes 3 years of degree course followed by a 10 month Internship program. The College is affiliated to Mangalore University and is recognized by Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI).
The field of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology is dedicated to the understanding of normal communication and hearing processes and the application of that knowledge to the identification, treatment and prevention of communication disorders in children and adults. The college has mainly 3 units: Audiology, Speech Diagnostics and Speech Therapy. Audiology mainly focuses on hearing evaluation and rehabilitation, whereas speech diagnostics and speech therapy focuses on the assessment of speech, language problems and rehabilitation respectively.
Father Muller College of Speech and Hearing aims for quality and innovative services in terms of clinical as well as academic aspects. A preset action plan helps to develop and deploy effective implementation of the curriculum. Qualified teachers upgrade and update their professional acumen for effectively translating the curriculum by attending workshops, training programs and seminars.
The College is governed by a Managing Committee which consists of a team of efficient leaders who strive hard to achieve the vision, mission and objectives of the programme. The management committee invites participation from all levels in planning academic activities. They work on implementing adequate finance and infrastructure to reinforce success of the institute activities. Various initiatives are taken up by the Institution to make the College campus eco-friendly through energy \ conservation, water harvesting, use of renewable energy and hazardous waste management.