DMU Square Mile – Hearing Screening in India

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Hearing Aid Audiology Foundation Degree students enrolled on AUDY2505 are eligible to participate in this opportunity. This opportunity requires a minimum of 10 participants to go ahead. DMU staff will be accompanying the group.

DMU students are only eligible to receive one academic-led trip bursary per year. Please check our eligibility criteria for further details.


Audiology students  have the opportunity to put their learning into practice in India, working with underprivileged communities. They will spend a few days at the Vijay Patel Eye Hospital in Wankaner, using their building and waiting room facilitates to carry out hearing checks on the community. They will then travel to Ahmedabad to carry out hearing screenings with the community of Ramapir No Tekro, the local slum next to the Gandhi Ashram. Where appropriate students will be fitting donated hearing aids and advising on aural ear care. Whilst on the trip students and lecturers will also train local volunteers how to provide aftercare to those fitted with hearing aids.

Participants will be involved in screening for hearing loss in both children and adults and will work alongside the staff at the Devdaya Charitable Hospital and potentially nursing students.

Cultural activities

Students will also have the opportunity to undertake a variety of cultural activities including: a trip to a local Palace in Wankaner and visiting the Gandhi Ashram centre in Ahmedabad. Here, participants will engage with volunteers and local residents. Students will also visit the neighbouring Ahmedabad slums and learn about the various educational and community projects which are takingplace.

Travel and accommodation

Travel and accommodation will be booked by DMU Square Mile India for this opportunity, and students will be expected to pay the remaining amount following confirmation of their place. The #DMUglobal bursary will be deducted from the cost of the trip.

Contact details

Visa information

In order to participate in this trip you are responsible for ensuring that you meet the Indian immigration requirements. Most students will require a tourist visa. Some nationalities qualify for an e-visa, a list of nationalities that qualify for an e-visa application can be found here . For nationalities that do not qualify for an e-visa, please note that application times and cost may vary and do not guarantee that a visa will be granted in time.

The #DMUglobal team will provide documents as required. You must ensure that you apply for your visa as soon as you have been formally accepted on to this opportunity by #DMUglobal. You are responsible for checking processing times and meeting all application requirements in order to ensure that you receive your visa prior to departure. Please be aware that immigration decisions are made by individual embassies.

Most students will need a visa to visit India, and more information can be found on the website. Contact the High Commission of India to find out how to apply for a visa. The Square Mile Team will be able to help and advise with obtaining a visa, including visa drop-in sessions to complete the e-visa application

Key Information

  • Departure date: Wednesday 25 September 2019
  • Return date: Friday 4 October 2019
  • Estimated cost of travel and accommodation: £800
  • Students will also be required to pay for: cultural activities, food & drink and visa
  • #DMUglobal bursary: £400
  • Deadline for application: Wednesday 29 May 2019 9am