Dr. J M Hans, Empanelled Consulant in the Department of ENT is a Padmashree awardee and a leading name in cochlear implantation who has done pioneering work in the field of cochlear implant surgery. He established the minimally invasive technique for cochlear implantation in India. Dr Hans’ illustrious career began as a medallist at the prestigious Post Graduate Institute, Chandigarh. He has since occupied numerous important roles like the honorary ENT Consultant to Prime Minister of India, Government-appointed Executive Member of the All India Institute of Speech and Hearing, Mysore, advisor to UPSC and WHO, Member to the National Program on Prevention and Control on Deafness (NPPCD) and Ali Yajur Jung National Institute for Deafness, Mumbai. He is the Founder Member of the Cochlear Implant Group of India. He is also a visiting cochlear implant surgeon to medical colleges in various states across the country. Apart from cochlear implant surgery, Dr Hans also specialises in auditory brain stem implants, tracheal surgery, cosmetic surgery of the nose, endoscopic surgery of oesophagus and trachobronchus, and treatment of vertigo.