Maitri - Centre for Hearing Impaired Infants
Our Society was one first in Mumbai to construct and equip an Early intervention centre named Maitri – Centre for Hearing Impaired Infants using a multi disciplinary approach. By offering the services of an audiologist, parent counsellor and special educator all under one roof, parents no longer have to run from “pillar to post” trying to get the best for their child.
At Maitri children from the ages 4-6months onwards are being screened for hearing loss. Early testing, assessment and language development / training enables the Hearing-Impaired infant to develop fully. Not only does the programme focus on the child itself but MAITRI also offers help and support to the parents. By careful testing, fitting of a correct hearing aid and early speech and language training, it is hoped that many of these young H.I. infants will move into nursery schools for children with normal hearing.