Sponsor a hearing aid to help a poor hearing impaired person

Sponsor a hearing aid to help a poor hearing impaired person


A hearing aid prevents Ananda from losing his livelihood

Ananda Ghosh is 61 years old. He works as a rickshaw puller in Napit Para, Nabadwip in Nadia district of West Bengal. Due to his financial condition, he has to work as a rickshaw puller even at this age.

He began to lose his hearing as he started aging. His hearing impairment made things worse for his work. Ananda often faced difficult situations with his passengers. They would offer him a fare which would be lower than what he would agree on before taking the passenger.

He ended up having many arguments due to this miscommunication. This miscommunication was affecting his livelihood as he often spent working all day and not making enough money.

It was becoming harder for him to manage his expenses. He wondered if he had to stop working.

A well-wisher then informed Ananda about Turnstone Global. Ananda approached them for help with his condition.

The organization conducted an Audiogram test. Once the analysis confirmed that Ananda's hearing could improve with a hearing aid, he was given a hearing aid at a distribution camp.

This aid worked like a miracle in Ananda's life.

Today his work has become more comfortable with proper hearing. His hearing aid has removed all the frustration that was preventing him from having a decent livelihood.

A simple support of a hearing aid changed Ananda's life.

You can also help poor people like Ananda for whom help is so easy but they still can't afford it. You can donate so that they can get the support which can make their lives better. You can give with confidence because every program listed is GIVEASSURED.


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About The Program

What the beneficiary gets
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Program Description

Turnstone Global works with people with speech and hearing impairment. This program aims to help people whose hearing can be made better if supported with an aid.

One unit of donation to this program will cover the cost of Audiometrist for testing and a hearing aid to an underprivileged hearing- impaired person.

Turnstone Global while working with people suffering from hearing impairment came to note that many of them could improve their hearing if they used a hearing aid. Unfortunately, they were not aware of this solution. And worse still, they couldn't afford the aid.

Turnstone Global then started this program to offer assistance by providing "Hearing Aids".

They identify poor patients who suffer from hearing impairment, They are tested by a qualified Audiometrist to check if their hearing can be improved. He identifies the patients whose hearing can be improved with the help of an assistive device - a "Hearing Aid" and prepares a list.

When they get adequate donations, hearing aids are purchased and distributed according to the list. In this program, the patients are given the 'Analog type Super Master' hearing aid which is manufactured by ALPS.

Turnstone Global distributes close to 132 hearing aids every year.

When you donate to this program you become the reason for poor hearing-impaired people to hear and overcome their disability.

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About The NGO

Turnstone Global
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Turnstone Global

Turnstone Global is a not for profit social enterprise working with relentless effort for the overall improvement of human lives, irrespective of age, gender, religious beliefs, cast, ethnic origin, birth place or disability status.

The organisation started in 1952, for the betterment of the lives of the visually challenged. Turnstone Global is headed by Dr. Kanchan Gaba, a 100% visually impaired lady, who fought against all odds to obtain her PhD in International Law and established herself as a lecturer of Calcutta University. Today, apart from being a lecturer, she is a social activist.

They work for the betterment of lives of the disabled, in particular, the visually impaired; to provide education, training with a view to rehabilitate them and improve their livelihood. A major focus area of the organisation is early intervention and prevention of blindness.

The scale of operations of Turnstone Global spans across eleven states, West Bengal, Orissa, Bihar, Mizoram, Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Delhi, with more than two hundred gram Panchayats.

They have touched the lives of more than one million in the past decade. At any given point of time eleven thousand beneficiaries are under their care. Several hundreds of them reside permanently with them.

The organisation undertakes programmes and plans its activities based on field level in-depth analysis of the demography and socioeconomic condition of the project area. Their endeavour is to involve community based organisations directly in their project areas where they cater to project planning, phase to phase implementation, monitoring and constant evaluation.

Turnstone Global has been creating impact with a force of 250 staff, more than 500 volunteers and networking partners working in 11 states, 24 cities and 200 Gram Panchayats in India, with its headquarter in Kolkata, through over 62 programs and community-based services.

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Ngo Founder
Founded in 1991
NGO Leadership

Kanchan Gaba

Area of Operation
Area of Operation
Area of Operation

Non Formal Education | children

Location Of work
Location of Work
Location of Work

West Bengal

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Awards And Recognitions
Awards And Recognitions

2012: Late Sudhatai and Sadanand Varde Smruti Puraskar

2016: Certificate from Constituent Board of Quality Council of India

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Last Audited
Last Audited by GiveIndia

December 2018

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