“I am constantly striving to do the best for my little patients. I firmly believe that every child must be given the opportunity to achieve their full potential despite disabilities such as hearing impairment. Many of my patients have complex medical problems. Sometimes hearing impairment can be the only aspect which can be optimised and this can change their quality of life significantly.”
Dr Kaukab Rajput
Dr Rajput's main responsibilities involve diagnosing and managing hearing loss in very young children to adolescents. She sees high risk children and monitors their hearing.
Dr Rajput is the clinical co-ordinator and lead clinician in the cochlear implant program at this hospital, one of the largest paediatric cochlear implant programs in the UK, which has a team of 21 people from a multi-disciplinary background.
She has a special interest in auditory neuropathy as well as ototoxicity and prevention of hearing loss in children on ototoxic drugs.
Qualifications and training
After completing her training in ear, nose and throat surgery and obtaining FRCS in 1992, Dr Rajput took a training post at the Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital, initially as a registrar and then senior registrar in audiological medicine.
Dr Rajput obtained her MSc in audiological medicine in 1995, and became a consultant in 1999.
In 2009 she was granted FRCP by the Royal College of Physician London.
Dr Rajput has set up and published new research in key areas in peer reviewed journals. Her main research interest is cochlear implantation in children as well meningitis and ototoxicity. She have published over 20 papers on these topics.
She has also just completed a study where I was the lead for hearing loss in children who suffered from meningococcal meningitis. This study is due to be published.
Dr Kaukab Rajput
Department of Audiological Medicine
Great Ormond Street Hospital
Telephone number: 020 7813 8316.