Suniye is a registered NGO working for hearing impaired children. It is managed by parents of hearing impaired children and assisted by professionals, speech therapists, audiologists, doctors, teachers etc.
It has been found that early intervention and fitting of suitable hearing aids can enable hearing impaired children to acquire language and speech, go to normal schools, get employment in useful vocations and get integrated in the society.
A child who is born with hearing impairment, if not diagnosed at an early stage and fitted with proper hearing aids, would not pick up language and will not speak later on.
Just putting a pair of hearing aids does not work. Counselling is needed for the parents and near and dear ones of a hearing impaired child for language and speech development. The Child requires to be taught to listen to sounds, identify meanings of such sounds and make efforts to talk to express feelings and desires.
Facilities for conducting language and speech classes are available in a few government hospitals. These are found inadequate to meet the needs of all such children. The parents have, therefore, to seek the help of private institutions or tutors who charge exorbitantly. Since many parents cannot afford to spend so much, the children are deprived of timely help in acquiring language and making progress in life.
Suniye helps such children to acquire language, learn to talk, go to regular schools and become useful members of the society.