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Hearing aids

Kamla Dharamshi Narsee Shruti School Bombay West Rotary Institute for the Deaf

The school is a permanent project of the club. It began as a class of 9 children in the Rotary Service Centre at Juhu Tara in June 1973. It is recognized by the Dept. of Social Welfare, Govt of Maharashtra. Today it has a sanctioned strength of 100 students. It is currently rated A, by the RCI.

The Cochlear Implant is an important development, which is a great boon to profoundly hearing impaired children and adults who do not benefit from traditional hearing aids. It is a highly sophisticated device inserted surgically in the inner ear. Intensive training is required after the surgery, to interpret the sounds heard, meaningfully and develop vocabulary, to use for communication. This centre, inaugurated in 2002, provides training to hearing impaired infants and children fitted with hearing aids, or cochlear implants. So far, 200 implantees have been trained at the centre. CE The centre boasts of well equipped rooms, modern teaching aids and methods.

Hearing aids are purchased and distributed to the neediest children and the urgency for the equipment with a system for each child.

An equipment costs 12000 rupees or about CHF 210.-.