MIRA PAUL MEMORIAL GOLD MEDAL IS PRESENTED TO AN EMINENT ACOUSTICIAN/ ENT SURGEON, IRRESPECTIVE OF NATIONALITY, AGE, OR SOCIETY AFFILATION TO PROMOTE INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD IN THE DIVERSE FIELD OF ACOUSTICS. THIS IS THE HIGHEST AWARD PRESENTED BY INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR THE DEAF, INDIA TO AN INDIVIDUAL WHOSE DEDICATION AND DEVOTION TO ACOUSTICS ARE UNIVERSALLY ACKNOWLEDGED.
CITATION FOR MUTHIA KUMATESAN
.... for contributions on Ear, Nose and Throat
NSTL, Visakhapatnam, A.P. * 22 December 2008
M. Kumaresan is born on May 21, 1943 at Kumarpuram, District-Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu, India. He is son of late S. Muthiah and Mrs. Sivaguru Pandarathy. He took his MBBS & DLO Madurai College, Mudurai University in the year 1996 & 1970 respectively. He did his M. S. (ENT) from Madras Medical College, Madras University in the year 1974. From the beginning of 1968, Dr. Kumaresan joined as Tamil Nadu Medical Service. He did his DLO & MS (ENT) while serving in Madras Medical College, General Hospital, Institute of Child health and Stanley Medical College of Tamil Nadu State Government. Subsequently Dr. Kumaresan served Govt. Stanley Hospital as Assistant Surgeon and promoted to Assistant Professor. He became In-charge Medical officer of Madras Medical College & Govt. Peripheral Hospital. He promoted to Civil Surgeon of Tirupur in 1988. He did post graduate course in Micro Ear Surgery at Oxford (London). After serving a year at Tirupur, he took voluntary retirement on December1988. He has established Siva ENT Hospital at 159 Lloyds Road, Chennai-600014 & 295 Triplican High Road, Chennai-600005. Now International Research Institute for the Deaf is running in a floor of Siva ENT Hospital, where research work is carried out. His love for Physics is reflected in his books on medicine and medical profession. He is equally well verse in Indian Medicine and Japanese Medicine.
He is also Examiner for MBBS, DLO, and MS in Stanley Medical College, Govt. Kilpauk Medical College, Madras Medical College and Jipmer (Pondicherry)
Dr. Kumaresan is serving as Editor of a monthly magazine of Maruthuva Ariviyal Malar, Paediatic ENT Journal and edited several books.
Dr. Kumaresan has conducted more than 100 free ENT camps. He had several achievement to his credit (a) Co-Chairman for the World Conference of ENT at Hungary in 1981 (b) Invited Speaker for the Satellite Symposium at Tokyo in 1983 (c) Preliminary lecture- Etiology of Otisis Media in the 3rd World at Seoul in 1983 (d) Guide for Zonal Conference award at Mysore in 1984 (e) Best ENT Surgeon, South Zone of India
Dr. Kumaresan is serving as President of Association of Peadiatric Otolaryngitis of India (APOI), Secretary of Madras-India Regional Chapter of the Acoustical Society of America and Principal Trustee of Medica Advance Research Foundation (Maruthuva Arivial Kalagam). He has served as President of MIRC-ASA for three years. He during his tenure of President Ship of MIRC-ASA, conducted number of meetings of MIRC-ASA and also able to motivate school children to participate in Acoustics fair. He is also member of AIMS, C. M. E. faculty. He is very active trustee of Acoustical Foundation for Education and Charitable Trust.
Dr. Kumaresan is Founder Director of Siva ENT Hospital and International Research Institute for the Deaf, Chennai. Currently Dr. Kumaresan has joined as Director of Medical Tourism of Tamil Nadu.
He has visited most of foreign countries and participated in ENT conferences and Community Service Centers. He has addressed the Human rights community development on October 6, 2000 at 120 Ramford Road, London E12
Dr. Kumaresan has written three books *Clinical and Practical Otorhinolaryngolgy* in 1992, *Audiology* and *Speech Pathology*in 2005 in English for postgraduate students and he has written more than 20 books in Tamil Language. He is having numerous publications both National and International Journals.
Dr. Kumaresan received national e-mark award in the year1986. He received Peadiatric ENT surgeon award in the year1990. He also received Santhanammal award in the year 1990. Gold Medal Paper in First APOI conference in 1994. He received First Prize for Medical book written in National Language 1996-97. Tamilnadu State Council for Science and Technology presented him Science Popularization award in the year 2002. Acoustical Foundation for Education and Charitable Trust presented Silver Medal for his out standing contribution as an ENT surgeon.
Dr. Kumaresan is life Member of (1) Association of ENT(National),(2) Equilibriometric Society (International),(3)Phoniatric Society (International),(4) Logopeedic Society(International), (5)Indian Medical Association ,(6)Indian Rhinology Society, (7) Otoneurology Society (National),(8)Founder Member of Neurotology (National),(9)Founder Member of Association of Paediatric Otolaryngitis of India,(10)International Association of Laryngectomy & Phoniatric (Switzerland),(11)International Chest Physician (UK),(12) Politzer Society (USA) and full member ofAcoustical Society of America (USA)
Dr. Kumaresan is Fellow of National and International Societies:(1)Indian Council of Science (2)International Voice Association (Hungary),(3)Royal Society of Health (London),(4)Acoustical Foundation for Education and Charitable Trust
Muthia Kumaresan married Chandrra Lekha and they have son Navin Bharath, MBBS and daughter K. Jeevith Isveriya, MBBS.
Hari S. Paul, V. Bhujanga Rao, C. Anandam, V. Rajendran,22 Dec 2008.
ABSTRACT of the Work. The Bernoulli Effect provides an explanation of how the vocal foldsactually vibrate. It is a common misconception that the vocal folds vibrate only throughrepetitive muscular contraction. This lecture will give the outcomes of a specific rehabilitation based on a new concept programed for a group, the professional voice users. Dependent variables included maximum expiratory pressure (MEP), Voice Handicap Index (VHI) score, Vocal Rating Scale(VRS) score, Voice Effort Scale score, phonetogram measures, sub glottal pressures, andacoustic and perceptual measures.Results showed significant improvements in MEP,VHI scores, and VRS scores, sub glottal pressure for loud intensity, phonetogram area,and dynamic range. It was concluded that the usage and practice of aerodynamic way ofspeaking method is responsible for a persisting good voice for professional voice users. Among the results, mean background noise level for the ten DCCs was76.1 dBA (range 73.0–78.2), which is more than 20 dB higher than what isrecommended where speech communication is important(50–55 dBA). The subjects spoke on anaverage of 9.1 dB louder (p < 0.0001), and with higher mean fundamental frequency (247 Hz)during work as compared to the baseline (202 Hz) (p < 0.0001). Mean phonation time for thegroup was 17%, which was considered high. It was concluded that professional voice users do have a highly vocally demanding profession.Important steps to reduce the vocal loading for this occupation by altering the way of talking. The lecturer will discuss the various processes, such as viscosity and relaxation processes,that cause less effort on the vocal cord. This is so is an intriguing puzzle, and the lecturerwill offer an new life for professional voice users for maintain a clear and good voice and throat.