DMU Square Mile – Hearing Screening in India

Ref: HLS-R1-003-2018


BSc Healthcare Science students enrolled on HCSC2601 and 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

Cultural activities include visiting the Swaminaryan Akshardham Temple, sightseeing and engagement with the children at the Gandhi Ashram.

Travel and accommodation

Flights and accommodation for this opportunity will be booked by DMU Square Mile.

Contact details

Visa information

In order to participate in this trip you are responsible for ensuring that you meet the Indian immigration requirements.

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 DSU Advice will be happy to provide immigration advice on how to apply for your visa. The Square Mile Team will be able to help and advise with obtaining a visa.

Key Information

  • Departure date: Saturday 6 October 2018
  • Return date: Thursday 11 October 2018
  • Estimated cost of travel and accommodation: £900
  • Students will also be required to pay for: UK and in-country transfers, food and drink, visa (if applicable) and vaccinations
  • #DMUglobal bursary: £400
  • Deadline for application: CLOSED