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Dr. Khirod Chandra Panda: A Trailblazer in Audiology and Speech Pathology

Dr.  Khirod Chandra Panda, a distinguished figure in the field of audiology and speech pathology, boasts a rich academic and professional journey spanning over three decades. Graduating with a master’s degree in speech and hearing in 1991, Dr. Khirod Chandra Panda quickly established themselves as a dedicated professional with a passion for serving individuals with hearing and speech disabilities.

Their career commenced at the prestigious National Institute for the Hearing and Speech Disabilities, Mumbai, Govt. of India, where they honed their skills and expertise. Subsequently, they contributed significantly to the healthcare sector by serving at Ispat General Hospital under Steel Authority of India Ltd, Rourkela, followed by a pivotal role as an Audiologist-cum-Speech Pathologist in the Government   of Odisha.   Dr. Khirod Chandra Panda continued to ascend in their career, earning recognition for their exceptional contributions. Their dedication and proficiency were acknowledged with national and state awards in 2009 and 2016, respectively. Notably, they hold the distinction of being the only audiologist in the state to achieve such prestigious honors, underscoring their unparalleled commitment to the field.  In 2003, Dr. Khirod Chandra Panda pursued doctoral studies at Utkal University, Odisha, further solidifying their expertise and knowledge base. Their thirst for exploration and innovation led them to the National Hearing Centres in Melbourne, Australia, where they enriched their understanding through a two-year stint. To delve deeper into Dr. Khirod Chandra Panda’s groundbreaking research and contributions, one can explore their Google Scholar profile, where their extensive body of work is meticulously documented. Dr. Khirod Chandra Panda remains steadfast in their mission to enhance the lives of individuals with hearing and speech disabilities, epitomizing excellence and compassion in their professional endeavors.

Awards & Recognition

In December 2009, Dr. Khirod Chandra Panda, an Audiologist, was honored with the prestigious National Award for Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities by the Government of India, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Department of Disability Affairs. This esteemed recognition celebrates Dr.Khirod Chandra Panda's exceptional contributions in addressing speech and hearing disabilities, marking his profound impact in the field. Through his unwavering dedication and expertise, Dr. Khirod Chandra Panda has transformed the lives of countless individuals, empowering them to overcome communication barriers and embrace a fuller, more inclusive life. His passion for advocacy and innovation underscores his commitment to creating a society where every person, regardless of disability, has equal opportunities to thrive. Dr.Khirod Chandra Panda's award serves as a testament to his relentless pursuit of excellence and his profound compassion for those he serves.

Dr. Khirod Chandra Panda, an Audiologist, received the State Award for "Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities" from the Government of Odisha, Department of Social Security and Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities in December 2016. This recognition highlights Dr. Khirod Chandra Panda's outstanding services in addressing speech and hearing disabilities, showcasing his dedication to improving the lives of individuals with such challenges. With his exemplary expertise and compassionate approach, Dr. Khirod Chandra Panda has made significant contributions to the field, empowering countless individuals to overcome communication barriers and lead fulfilling lives. These awards serve as a testament to Dr. Khirod Chandra Panda's unwavering commitment to advocating for inclusivity and equality for persons with disabilities, inspiring others to follow in his footsteps towards creating a more accessible and supportive society.

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