Centre for early intervention for deaf kids started in Amritsar

A new centre called Listening Ears has been started in Amritsar. The centre will work towards early intervention for hearing impaired kids.

The centre was opened by Punjab Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu, who also spent some time with the children and their parents.

There are around 12,000 hearing impaired children in Punjab and a centre like this is a much needed intervention.

Sidhu said the focus of such programs should not be sympathy, but equality. He also announced a grant of Rs 5 lakh for each child.

The head of the centre ‘Listening Ears’, said some of the best techniques to helps hearing impaired children will be followed. Parents were told to bring their children immediately if they observe any signs of hearing loss, so that an early intervention can be made.

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