Education For The Hearing Impaired)
believe in the right of every hearing
impaired child to
communicate in spoken language.
children to become
Aural Education For the Hearing Impaired
No. 9 Garden Homes
The AURED Charitable Trust:
Mumbai 400 052
King George Vth Memorial
Dr. E. Moses Road
91 22 2604 8798
91 22 2492 6721
Aziza T. Hydari
Exemption under Sec. 80 G
About Aured and its Philosophy
founded in 1986.Its aim is to habilitate hearing impaired
children and integrate them into mainstream schools. The
specific method used is known as the Auditory Verbal
children to develop their residual hearing. They learn to
listen and speak, and this facilitates their integration
last 19 years, Aured has worked with hundreds of children,
growing from 3 students in the back room of an apartment to
over 140 currently enrolled students in a ‘barrack’ at
Mumbai’s King George Memorial Trust.
Children take part in one-on-one teaching sessions .
Therapy is conducted in 4 major languages - English, Hindi,
Marathi, and Gujarati. Parents, are the primary caregivers,
and are required to participate in teaching sessions to
enable them to learn how to implement AVA in their homes No
sign language or lip reading is used.
of the Organisation:
hearing impaired children to become independent,
participating, contributing citizens in mainstream society.
This is done using a very specialized method called Auditory
Verbal Approach, which teaches a child to listen and speak
by making use of every bit of hearing it may have. The basic
idea is to equip these children to function in a hearing
world as normally as possible.
Therapy and habilitation for hearing impaired
children who have undergone cochlear implants. Children are
, Ankleshwar, Gorukhpur, Bikeneer,
, Satara, Chiplun,
Workshops are conducted for training teachers, therapists,
professionals and parents from a number of cities. We also
train qualified primary school teachers who wish to
specialise in training hearing impaired children
the children presently at Aured are integrated into regular
Intervention – 0-3 years
Audiological Management and Hearing Aid
Audiograms & mapping for C I recipients
conducted on premises.
AURED has a well-stocked library with the
latest books on AVA, as well as audio and video cassettes
and are regularly updated..
This enables teachers and parents to update their
knowledge on new technology and on the amazing possibilities
now available in this field.
Free medical advice & or attention from
the eminent doctors, attached to the
Centre in an honorary capacity.
Hearing Aid Bank and a loan facility for
Distant learning via e mail conducted.
Teaching aids and books developed by AURED,
specific to AVT are made available and can be used by all
parents and therapists irrespective of what language the
child is taught in. These aids follow the development stages
A CCTV system for central monitoring of
therapy rooms, to enable visitors, parents, therapists to
view sessions without disturbing the child.
AVT to the villages
Of Recognition from World bank
on the Anvil:
AURED by taking its particular expertise into
rural areas and setting up a pilot project in rural
, will be fulfilling its vision
of making services work for poor people.
AURED has been approached to help set up
Centres in other countries and cities in
, and has started the process.
CD Roms for teaching, keeping within the parameters of AVT - A pilot project was
done to determine the practicality of developing CD Roms
that could be used in conjunction with auditory verbal
on the findings of this project and other conceptual notes,
a platform has been outlined for a package of teaching aids
including CDRoms, flash cards, and instructional booklet.
These would be structured as lessons with
illustrations and animations. This package will be of great
assistance to outstation children who cannot attend regular
biweekly sessions and can be translated into any language.
Impact India Foundation - an International
Initiative Against Avoidable Disablement – which is
promoted by UNDP, UNICEF & the WHO in association
with the Government of India, has approached the Aured
to conduct a Teacher Training Project
to help teachers identity students suffering with
hearing problems and help in management of the same.
a Child scheme: Fees at Aured are charged on a
sliding scale, but since the majority of children come
from impoverished backgrounds, the income generated is
minimal. Aured survives almost entirely on donations of
money and equipment. To help these children, Aured has
begun the Adopt a
Child scheme encouraging both Corporates and
Individuals to adopt a particular child and monitor the
child’s progress through correspondence with both the
child and the organization.
How you can help:
contributing to our corpus
in individual projects
an annual sum of Rs.15,000/- . This will subsidise the cost
therapy and provide a years supply of hearing aid batteries
for a single child.
a pair of hearing aids. These may cost between 60,000 –
1,30,000/- per pair, depending on the child’s audiological
requirements. Hearing aids of the highest quality are
required to enable children develop listening skills.
a Therapist. Rs.10,000/-
Accommodation, Venue, Fees for Participating Professionals,
and Organising Expenses.