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Hearing Impairment or Deafness refers to loss of sixty decibels or more in the better ear in the conversational range of frequencies.

Annotated links to developmental disabilities, language, speech, & hearing disabilities, organizations & institutes, psychological and behavioral disorders, and resources for special educators and parents.

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Aids for Hearing Impairments

Arphi Electronic Pvt. Ltd.

Manufacturers of a range of high-power BTE hearing instruments with PC for most severe hearing loss.

Prabhadevi Industrial Estate,
Veer Savarkar Marg,
Mumbai 400 025
Tel: 4220839/4222229/4309376, Fax: 4320690, Email: arphi@bom3.vsnl.net.in

Elkon Private Limited

Manufacturers of Auditory trainers

904, Majestic Chambers,
144,Girgaum Road,
Mumbai 400 004
Tel: 3887247/3885407, Fax: 3885819

Electronic Ears India

Distributors of Phonak Sono-Forte 332X AZ hearing aid for the severely hearing impaired; Phonak Pico-Forte PP-C-L for low frequency severe hearing loss; Phonak Pico-Forte PP-C for severe flat and sloping hearing loss; Phonak Pico-Forte C for moderate to severe hearing loss

K-9A, Kalkaji,
New Delhi 110 019
Tel: 6475127, Fax: 6475127

12, Rokadia Enclave,
Nanda Patkar Road,
Mumbai 400 057
Tel: 6149812, Fax: 6121413

Sight & Sound

Suppliers of Hearing aid cords, TV listening cord, Ear tips, Ear moulds, Ear phones: 2 pin, L-band, Collapsible tubing, Snap rings for ear moulds

C4F/216,
Janakpuri,  New Delhi 110 058
Tel: 5599839

Hearing-Vision Impairment or DeafBlindness refers to a condition where a person suffers from both hearing and vision impairment.

Annotated links to developmental disabilities, language, speech, & hearing disabilities, organizations & institutes, psychological and behavioral disorders, and resources for special educators and parents.

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Aids for Hearing-Visually Impairments

Sight & Sound

Suppliers of Ptosis spectacle, Rubber occluder for therapy, Occluding contact lenses for therapy, Pin hole contact lenses

C4F/216, Janakpuri,
New Delhi 110 058
Tel: 5599839

Sparsh Products

Manufacturers and suppliers of Popular board games adapted for the visually handicapped, Audible cricket ball, Audible flying discs, Braille alarm clock, Braille paper, Index braille printer from Sweden, Everest acoustic hood, Aria Palmtop talking computer, Columbus talking compass

151-5, Rajpur Road,
Dehradun 248 001
Tel: 135-685011, Fax: 135-651108/650944, Email:
base@giasdl01.vsnl.net.in

Louis Braille Memorial Research Center

Manufacturers of Safety stylus with eraser, Notex (money handling machine), Inland/ envelope addressers, Ahuja Bhoomithi Sadhan (Geometry box), Sathee cane , Beeper (Homing device), Composite braille slate, Audible cricket ball, Audible weighing balance

Rustom Alapiwalla Complex,
124 Cotton Dept,
Cotton Green, Mumbai 400 033
Tel: 372 6748

24 July 2005 – Childhood, we tell ourselves, should be that blissful state of innocence and joy, but this is often not the case for children who are disabled. I learned this first-hand on my voyage of discovery, travelling to visit organisations working with the disabled, and in particular with children. In so many places, I found that to be a disabled child is to live in a gray zone – a place of neglect, despair, and isolation. Branded as the “cursed” one, punishment for bad karma in a previous life, a disabled child is destined to carry the burden of nature’s cruel dispensation the rest of his or her life. But great misery also moves some people to great service, and in the many organisations I visited, I found hope too, and a humanity reaffirmed by the dedication of those who work there. This is my recollection of my journey, but it is also their story.

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A mutli-part series in which we identify and answer a number of questions that relate to the policy framework for education in India. This series is funded through support from the Indian American Education Foundation.

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They are there…

at the street corners, bus stands, railway stations. Yet no one notices them. They are invisible to the public eye. They are the handicapped children—blind, deaf, mute, physically and mentally challenged.

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Change their world, change yours, this changes everything.