MISHA was initially started as the alumni group of Speech and Hearing Professionals of T.N. Medical College, Nair Hospital Mumbai. Later it was registered as Maharashtra Branch of ISHA. It is more than twenty years old registered body, but as it happens in many organizations, MISHA was inactive and was revived in the year 2000, since then, MISHA has been actively working towards its goals.
In order to fulfill the commitments, MISHA has been organizing series of lectures, discussion forums. To highlight the few lectures, MISHA had arranged lectures on various subjects such as Language, Voice, Dysphasia, Fluency disorders, and consideration of Consumer Protection Act in Audiology and Speech Therapy Practice by the eminent speakers in the last five years.
MISHA has been celebrating Speech & Hearing week in the month of December regularly for last five years as per the guidelines of ISHA. The purpose is to create awareness among the people as well as among the medical professionals.
MISHA had organized the first regional conference in the country in Pune in August 2005.Second conference was in Mumbai in Dec 2007. Dr James Hall, eminent Audiologist From USA conducted one full day program on Electrophysiological Testing procedures and pitfalls in testing procedures.
It has been resolved that MISHA will organize Regional conferences every alternate year.
MISHA has successfully organized three ISHA conventions in the past, and every time it has taken ISHA at one ladder up under the able guidance of their office bearers and none the less Mr. R. K. Oza has always been the driving force of MISHA body, 41st ISHACON will not be an exception.