Devangi Dalal is best known for being the first Indian audiologist

to win the Humanitarian award in 2012 by the american academy of audiology (AAA).

She has more than 25 years of experience in the field of audiology and speech therapy.

My Profile

Qualifications

Devangi has completed her Bachelor of Science in Audiology & Speech Therapy from Nair Hospital, Mumbai in the year 1991.

Vision

To establish a State-of-the-Art center to teach public speaking and voice modulation to the hearing impaired, and give them specialized voice and speech therapy, to help integrate them in society.

Josh Foundation

Devangi Dalal, along with equally motivated professionals, formed an NGO called JOSH Foundation – Juvenile Organization of Speech and Hearing in 2004 with the purpose of eliminating hearing impairment, their motto being “Hearing Handicap No longer a Handicap.” With these efforts, they have successfully provided 600 pairs of digital hearing aids to children of these schools.

Humanitarian Award

Devangi Dalal is best known for being the first Indian audiologist to win the “Humanitarian Award” by the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) in 2012 in Boston (USA).

hearing impairment specialist

Other Social Activities

Devangi not only worked as an audiologist, but also did her own study in the field. As per the statistics, she found that 1 out of every 1000 persons is suffering from hearing impairment (having severe to profound hearing loss) in India. Out of this, almost 60% of them are children. But unfortunately, it is also being observed that these children are isolated from the society, and they use only gestural language for communication.

It was also disheartening for Devangi to note that a majority of schools for the deaf and dumb cater to only those who are hard of hearing, use more of gestural language whereas compared to the studies and number of cases, it is shown that a person can speak normally only if he or she can hear with proper diagnosis, proper digital hearing aid and proper rehabilitation.