Greetings to fellow colleagues, audiologists, and visitors.
Welcome to the website of the Malaysian National Society of Audiologists (MANSA).
It is my honour and privilege to be elected as President of MANSA for the next two terms (2020/2022) to serve all members as well as those in the Malaysian audiology fraternity. Thank you to all former hardworking committees led by our past-president, Mr Patrick Tan who has continuously making tireless effort and dedication to uphold the profession.
Well, here we are in one of the most challenging years of our lives. COVID-19 has brought the world to a halt in many ways. MANSA, like many other organisations, businesses, and practices, had to find new ways of engaging those whom we serve. We have to change the way we deliver our services. Patient access and service protocols were adapted with PPE, disinfection, face masks, and virtual appointments. Creative ways are implemented to allow engagement with patients as well as providing remote teleaudiology services. While the list is nowhere exhaustive, it certainly shows how caring, resilient and commited the team is in providing better services to all Malaysians.
As we moved into 2021, MANSA Executive Committee looks forward to initiate and implement activities to promote excellence in audiology through leadership, advocacy, collaboration and engagement. In order to achieve these missions, MANSA has planned a number of activities; educational sessions, consensus and guidelines setting in key areas, engagement with other professionals and the establishment of Malaysia Audiology Workforce Project to name a few. Although it has been a challenging year, we are happy to finally see a glimpse of light at the end of the tunnel. We have managed to come through the crisis strong and with both a lot of experience, learnings and fresh ideas.
I am hopeful that we will see more involvement of the members, especially with some of the exciting opportunities we have planned for this year.
Therefore, please join me and my dedicated committees to continuously make Audiology a field that we are always proud of.
Dr. Nurul Huda Bani
Malaysian National Society of Audiologists