The audiometry (testing of hearing level) survey of 1,06,000 children between 6 - 15 years to detect uncomplained hearing impairment was carried out in last 20 years. This is the highest number of children screened by any organisation.
The retired school teachers, educated retired senior citizens and high school passed individuals were trained as technicians. 16 % of private school children and 30 % of slum children revealed hearing impairment.
Majority of the causes were preventable and curable. Myths and beliefs related to ear conditions were removed during the counselling. The cost effective survey appreciated by W.H.O cost only Rs. 15 per child. We are appointed by the State Government for further screening.