Centre for the Deaf
Koshish, a Hindi word, means effort.
It is the binding and unrelenting quality that is shared
by all those affiliated with the organization. It is the effort
by the members of the Trust, its staff, parents, the
society and most important of all, the deaf themselves in
trying to find ways to overcome hurdles and integrate into
the society. All we need to do is to put in an effort.
It is this dedication that is being applauded and
- ENT Charitable Trust was registered in 1979 to help the
deaf and children in particular.
The Trust activities
range from detection of uncomplained hearing impairment to
rehabilitation of the deaf.
of uncomplained deafness
- In the past 20 years an audiometry, ( testing of
hearing level ), survey was conducted to detect
uncomplained hearing impairment in 100,000 children
between the ages of 6 to 15. This is the highest number of
children screened audiometrically in the world. Retired
school teachers, educated senior citizens and high school
graduates were trained as audiometry technicians. The
results show that 16 % of private school children and 30 %
of slum children experienced hearing impairment. Majority
of the causes were preventable and curable. Noting the
thoroughness and cost effective approach of this survey, (
Rs. 10 per child / approx. US $ 0.25 ), the World Health
Organization has shown its appreciation. In addition, we
have been appointed by the State Government for further
- The Trust conducts weekly Deafness Detection services
free of charge. To date 2,664 patients have been treated,
108 were given free surgical treatment and 53 were given
free hearing aids.
- Weekly lectures for family physicians and seminars for
doctors and paramedicals are organized.
- Deafness Detection Camps are organized on a regular
basis in rural areas.
of Health Literature
- The Trust has prepared audio-visual slide shows,
published pamphlets and books to create health awareness.
The subjects covered are : Deafness due to age, The Deaf
and Mute child, Deafness in Women, Deafness in Children,
Deafness Screening Project, Hearing Aids, Snoring,
Hoarseness of Voice, Ringing in Ear, Earache, Allergy,
Stammering, Ear Operations, Drug Addiction, Immunization,
Voice Disorders, World of Toys, Diseases of the Nose and
Behavioral problems in Children.
Since 1987 Whispering Waves has been published with
articles of common interests and is distributed free of
cost to approximately 2000 individuals and organizations.
Piramal School for the Deaf
Schools for the
Deaf - Since
1983 the Trust has been conducting three schools for the
deaf under the name Koshish. The three Koshish
schools are the only private schools to provide free
education, medical care, hearing aid kits and rain-ware to
its 85 deaf children.
is the only private school in Mumbai providing free
education, hearing aids and medical care to 116 deaf
students. The number of students will go upto 140. For the
first time we will be starting the classes for the
integrated deaf students.
- Each of the
three schools are located in the western suburbs of Bombay
- The staff of 48
The training is imparted not by sign language, but by
modern methods of communications through individuals and
group hearing aids, audio-visual approach, lip reading,
speech therapy with speech monitor.
The monitor creates a
graph on the screen, which the child is asked to match by
seeking the same sound. This brings clarity to his speech.
It helps the deaf and mute child to
‘Hear and Speak’. This helps in integrating
them in regular schools. 100 children are integrated since
the inception of Koshish. The integrated students from the
fist batch has passed SSC.
: Students of
Koshish have received 321 awards in the academic and extra
curricular activities. It is the highest number of awards
received by any school in the state.
and Tours : Children
are taken to various outstation places of history and also
the post office, banks, factories, hospitals etc to
increase their general knowledge.
are taught screen printing, computer, sewing, embroidery,
knitting, drawing, yoga, martial art, and complete
beautician course. They appear for government diploma
: French, Arabic, German, Sanskrit
Tax planning, Investments & Premiums
Style, Switch setting, skin care, make up & beauty
toy, doll, flower making
articles & bag making
radio, TV, Video
Ajay Kothari, ENT surgeon
Chandrakant Gabhawalla, C.A.
we request you to sponsor education of atleast one deaf
child for one year by donating Rs 4000/-. This will cover
his education, books and medical care.
hearing aid – Rs 4000/-
one handicap for a vocation course- Rs 5000/
may be drawn in favour of :
Filka, Daftarty Road,
Centre for the Deaf
D. B. Lane
Off Daftary Road
Karmayogi: Dr. Ajay Kothari, Managing Trustee
Tel: 26485433, 28446448, 28834629
Notes: Providing educational & vocational courses. Has
modern art gallery available free of charge to any
handicap artist anywhere from India. Has up to date
hearing aid section, audiology, speech therapy, child
behavioral and mental trauma counselling departments. Also
see Koshish Piramal School For The Deaf.
Visited, got brochure, activity report