MUMBAI, 9th Oct. 2019, (GNI): Recently, kids from JOSH Foundation, an NGO for the upliftment of children with hearing impairment, Indian rap sensation, Badshah on air! The hearing impaired kids practiced and performed jingles especially for the rapper in a unique TV channel feature where they were seen having a gala time together.
Clearly impressed with the kids’ performance, an enthusiastic Badshah exclaimed, ‘awesome’ and gave the kids’ performance an excited thumbs up. He said, “The kids were amazing. I think they are better than me. Thank you for the inspiring gig!”
Expressed Devangi Dalal, “Prevention is better than cure! Early detection and the use of right digital hearing aids, suited to individual requirement, can make their hearing as good as normal.”
Spearheaded by ace ENT surgeon Dr. Jayant Gandhi and International Humanitarian Awardee Audiologist-Speech Therapist Devangi Dalal, JOSH Foundation has been instrumental in empowering the differently-abled kids suffering from hearing loss. Vouching for qualitative, not quantitative care, Dr. Jayant Gandhi and Devangi Dalal have successfully supported 12 schools in their quest to go digital and over 1000 underprivileged children have been helped with digital hearing aids. Not just that, approximately 25% of these children have been integrated into normal schools as well.
For the uninitiated, hearing impairment refers to a condition where people suffer from partial or total inability to hear. The prevalence of deafness in India is fairly significant and around 20 lakh children currently battle this every day.ends