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Aural Education for Children with Hearing Impairment (AURED Charitable Trust)

9, Garden Homes, 1st Street, Khar (w), Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, 400052
Founded Year: 1991
Cause category: Disability
Website: www.aured.org
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Statistics show that in every 700 children, one is born with a hearing impairment. In a country like India, with its vast, rapidly growing population, it is impossible for the Government to take care of the large number of children born with disabilities. This results in thousands of children being neglected either due to lack of diagnostic facilities or the unavailability of habilitation programmes.

On realizing this, the founder members of AURED( Administered by The AURED Charitable Trust) decided to establish a model programme in Mumbai, which could be replicated in cities and villages throughout the country. AURED has at present, a satellite centre in Hyderabad and affiliate centres in Delhi and Nairobi.

The AURED Charitable Trust was registered in 1991 to support AURED (established in 1986). Its aim is to habilitate children with hearing impairment and integrate them into mainstream schools. The specific method used is known as the Auditory Verbal Approach. Contrary to general belief, most children with hearing impairment have residual hearing, and with early detection and intervention, they can learn to 'LISTEN AND SPEAK'.

Reduction of Disability-
With early detection and intervention, new technology ( Hearing Aids & Cochlear Implants) enable deaf children to learn to listen and speak and integrate into a hearing world as participating and contributing members of society.

Our Mission is :
To integrate hearing impaired children into regular schools and into mainstream society.
Empower them to become productive, contributing, independent members of the society as a whole.
To raise awareness of the community as a whole about hearing loss and its impact on the all round development of children
To expand our outreach through a) screening programmes b) conducting workshops and training programmes for
professionals.
Reduce disability by creating awareness to cause of deafness and noise pollution.

Fund Usage:

AURED (Aural Education for children with Hearing Impairment) has provided habilitation to deaf children and family support, since 1986. In 1991, 'The AURED Charitable Trust' was established, to support AURED. Its aim is to habilitate children with hearing impairment and integrate them into mainstream schools. The specific method used is known as the Auditory Verbal Approach. Contrary to general belief, most children with hearing impairment have residual hearing, and with early detection and intervention, they can learn to 'LISTEN AND SPEAK'

It is every deaf child's birthright to communicate in spoken language. Our centre works towards ensuring that every child with hearing loss has the opportunity to exercise that right.

AURED currently has 670 children from 90 cities in India and 15 neighboring countries. 80% of the children are taught free of cost or pay on a sliding scale.

The funds raised by the donor's support will be utilized for buying hearing aids and to support the therapy fees for poor children, which in turn will help to run the centre.

You can help us fulfill our Vision-to give every deaf child the opportunity to listen and speak and integrate into the mainstream as participating, contributing members, on power with their hearing peers.

Our Mission - To Reduce Disability

Impact:
17 years of age Sunny is a self assured, confident boy. He has completed Junior college at R.B.K. International School, which is an IGCSE (Cambridge) board and has stood first in his class. Sunny has now got admission in the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign,US, for Industrial Engineering and Maths. Sunny was born with a hearing impairment and came to AURED at the age of 16 mths where he received aggressive Auditory Verbal Therapy which enabled him   to listen and speak, However, his speech was not clear due to the profoundness of the hearing loss.He was implanted at the age of 7 years.  Along with the therapy and guidance he received at AURED, Sunny had the unconditional support of his parents who have assisted him in every possible way to help him with his integration process. He ceased coming to AURED for formal therapy at the age of 10 years. Sunny’s parents encourage him to participate in AURED functions, like the parents’ teachers’ day so that the younger kids can draw inspiration from kids like him. He and his family represent AURED at the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon, brandishing an AURED banner, cheering loudly. Hearing impaired children are said to have a problem learning new languages, Sunny had chosen French as his second language in school and speaks it with panache and the enthusiasm of a good student. His listening skills are good enough for him to pick up and enjoy a foreign language and can speak in Hindi and Kutchi as well. He is quite accomplished on the tabla and is now learning to play the saxophone!
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