Collaborating with partners who are working on Disaster management and sensitizing them on different techniques to engage with children with hearing impairment.

The flood report of Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) issued on the evening of 15 August 2017 stated that about 33.3 lakh people in 3,186 villages/localities were affected by the deluge. River embankments gave way in many places, affecting humans, cattle and crop alike.

Still, there is no news on how many deaf children affected by flood in Assam.  

It is a known fact that human trafficking peaks during disasters, wartime, and conflict. The most vulnerable group during those times are children. The vulnerability is amplified exponentially when the child has a hearing disability. For instance, a deaf child may never be able to speak about his/her ordeals to social workers or law enforcement authorities.

Vaani is trying to reach to deaf children through combined communication mode in flood-affected areas in Assam and help them to reach the safe place and distribute relief materials.

Vaani is responding to Assam floods: In Kamrup ( Guwahati), Nagoan and Nalbari and Sonitpur. Our team is supporting communities with relief material and helping deaf children to come out from flood and reach to safe locations.

 

 

Community Worker Trainings

Through these training, the Anganwadi and Asha workers are sensitised on the issue of childhood deafness and learn how to identify deaf children in the community, techniques on counselling parents and if they find any Hearing impaired child where to refer and guide them for intervention.

New Born Hearing Screening Programme

June 18th was a big day for all of us at VAANI, as we set up ‘SOHUM’ device at Tumkur District Hospital Karnataka. ​‘SOHUM’ is a non-invasive Early Screening device for testing hearing loss in newborn babies. Early screening helps in taking appropriate remedial measures and increases the probability of