The Department of Health Professional Technologies (DHPT) recognized the World Audiologist Day on October 14, 2020, aimed at raising awareness about the audiology field. The event was organized by Ms. Azmat Tahira (Clinical In-charge of Audiology), Ms. Ambreen Sadaf (Demonstrator) and Mr. Umair Ahsan (Lecturer).
Dr. Ashfaq Ahmed (Associate Dean, FAHS) was the chief guest of the event. Dr. Sikander Khan (HoD, DHPT) and Prof. Dr. Atif Ikram (Head of Audiology Unit) together with 100+ students and faculty members attended the event.
Prof. Ikram gave a welcoming speech and elaborated the scope of audiology field. He also highlighted the importance of certified audiologists. Later, Ms. Ayesha Badar (Lecturer, DHPT) gave a presentation on ‘History of Audiology’.
The Associate Dean, FAHS gave a brief history of DHPT and appreciated the Audiology faculty for organizing such a fruitful event. Ms. Hadia Sultan (Senior Lecturer, DHPT) discussed the role of audiologists and their job prospectus while Mrs. Attia Ur Rehman (Assistant Professor) shared the importance of speech therapy after the management of hearing loss.
At the closure, Dr. Khan appreciated the event organizers for putting up such a great event. He advised the students and faculty to work hard in order to shine within and outside the University of Lahore. Shields were awarded to all the speakers, organizers and admin managers followed by a cake cutting ceremony.