Over the past 24 years, AURED has provided support to more than a thousand children with hearing impairment. The Centre started in a modified kitchen with 6 children. It was later shifted to the back room of an apartment, and then to a 180 sq ft garage. Today, we have 526 beneficiaries enrolled with us, at our present premises, in the King George Vth Memorial, Mahalaxmi, Bombay. More than 120 of these children have been enrolled between the ages of 3 months, to 3 years, and so have had the benefit of early intervention.
Children take part in one-on-one teaching sessions. Therapy is conducted in 4 major languages - English, Hindi, Marathi, and Gujarati. Parents, are the primary caregivers, and are required to participate in teaching sessions to enable them to learn how to use the Auditory Approach in their homes. No sign language or lip reading is used.