Survey: Amendment of MANSA Constitution

Dear MANSA members,

Based on the last Annual General Meeting in 2018, there are few amendments made to the MANSA constitution, which have been approved unanimously by all members present. Before we make it official, we would love to hear your thoughts and feedback on the suggested sentence structure of the changes made to the clause.

To help us improve, we’d also like you to share with us your hopes, expectations and ideas for future MANSA.

Our feedback form should only take 10 minutes of your time but your thoughts are invaluable to make sure every experience created with MANSA is the best as it can be!

Kindly click the link below to participate:

Amendment of MANSA Constitution >> https://forms.gle/ugn2JqPSwaiqroqs7

Hopes, Expectations and Ideas for MANSA >>https://forms.gle/Vbm1KUBsTaqSi9iH6

Deadline: 5th December 2019

Your response is highly appreciated.

Thank you for your time!

Best wishes,
MANSA Committee

6th Malaysian Audiology Scientific Conference (MASCO)

6th Malaysian Audiology Scientific Conference (MASCO) is coming your way soon! The details for this most awaited biennial event will be as below:

Date: 16-18 July, 2020
Venue: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

MASCO, organized by Malaysian National Society of Audiologists, hoping to refresh audiologists and professionals from busy works, and it is yet another event to share the current audiological news. Stay tuned and follow us for more updates. Visit our FB page >> www.facebook.com/mansaassociation for latest news and updates. We will be back with the theme and details on the conference soon!

Any throwbacks from previous MASCO that you would like to share with us?

Regards,

MASCO 2020 Team.

Hearing Awareness & Screening Programme in Lahat Datu (co-organized by MANSA)

On 25 Apr to 1 May, a Hearing Awareness and Screening Programme was held in “the Land below the Wind”, Sabah. This programme is a collaboration between 4th year Audiology Student, Department of Audiology & Speech Pathology IIUM, Persatuan Ethnic Idahan and MANSA. One of our executive committees, Dr Sarah Rahmat, Exco of Student Affairs was also there during the programme. Many activities were done during this 5 days in Sandakan and Lahad Datu:

  • hearing awareness & speech talks
  • motivational talks for primary school students
  • hearing screening at Kampung Sepagaya & Kampung Segama
  • donation hand-over to the villagers
  • beach cleaning at Pulau Selingan
  • turtle adoption and last but not least,
  • learning about the culture of ethnic Idahan including visit to their bird nest heritage ‘Gua Madai’.

We would like to thanks the programme advisor, Dr Marina Alisaputri and the team who have worked very diligently to ensure the success of the programme!

MANSA Annual General Meeting & Dr Mahadhir’s Talk

MANSA had its Annual General Meeting on Saturday, 27 April 2019 at Bangi Guest House, Kajang.

 

A fruitful discussion was done in the AGM with the contribution from our members such as the update on AHP act and sneak peek on MASCO 2020. The President presented a report which includes the activities done and involved by MANSA since the last AGM. We also discussed on the future activities by MANSA. We appreciate the feedback from everyone and looking forward to drive the society and profession forward.
We would also like to convey a special thanks to Dr Mahadir Ahmad, for an informative talk on “Delivering Effective Counseling for Clinician”.

 

Some take-home messages from Dr.Mahadir’s talk:
  • clear your cognitive load after seeing a patient, before the next.
  •  non-verbal language matters.
  • refer to counsellor or psychologist if it is beyond your capability.

Audiologist Learning Mandarin to Communicate with Chinese Patients

“Uncle ah, aunty ah, ting, ting, an”. This sentence resonated with a lot of audiologists working in Malaysia, a diverse cultural population. Our audiologist, Natasha Ismail started learning Mandarin since 2015, in order to better serve the elderly Chinese population. Thumbs up for the effort and keep up the spirit Natasha.

By the way, what’s the result of the singing competition?