appeal for hearing conservation & hearing aid program
Aid is one of the most valuable equipment in the education
of the Deaf & Deafblind & as the Spectacles are
necessary for the eyes so is the Hearing Aid for the Deaf.
So we need to give equal opportunities to the children.
have young Deaf & Deafblind children approximately 120,
and the Deaf & Deafblind youths who are with us in our
job development-training workshop about 30 in all. For all
these, a good pair of binaural hearing aid is an important
part of their educational equipment.
is a Deaf & Deafblind child’s right even to hear &
discriminate environmental sounds along with speech tutoring
and for all these children a hearing aid is a must.
of the cost
child 1 complete unit inclusive of 2 hearing aids, special
receiver, cords & custom built hearing moulds. The approximate
cost is Rs. 10,000/- per unit with discount.
are very expensive hearing aids but overall Rs. 10,000/-
is the minimum one should be prepared to pay to have a fairly
good functional (equipment) hearing aid.
me tell you that there are some parents who are willing
to support the project, but cannot afford to pay the total
cost. They may come up with 30% to 40% of the total budget
but then again that is only about 5% of the population.
Our plan is to really create a corpus fund for hearing conservation
and from this January we are going all out to see how we
can replace the old hearing aids.
& Deafblind child’s education is an expensive affair
& the people who can be the Donors towards this project
can truly empower the little Deaf & Deafblind child
in enhancing his quality life.
the service of Helen Keller Institute for Deaf & Deafblind.
Beroz N. Vacha
Director & Consultant.