SAHIC

Society for Assistance to Hearing Impaired Children (SAHIC) is a voluntary non-Government Organization established in February 1987 with the aims and objectives of prevention, early detection and rehabilitation of the hearing impaired, specially children along-with the treatment of ear, nose, throat and diseases of the head and neck that may cause hearing impairment.

 

SAHIC is the brain child of Prof. M. Nurul Amin, MBBS (DAC); DLO (Lond); FRCS (Edin), FCPS (BD), PhD (Hony), an eminent ENT Specialist and Medical Teacher. The conception of establishing the Society came from his personal experience about the magnitude of problem of hearing impairment amongst the population in Bangladesh as a practitioner in the Ear Nose and Throat specialty and from the inspiration received from Ms. Rosi Gollmann, President of Andheri Hilfe, e.V. Bonn, a philanthropic Organization of Germany, supporting the prevention and treatment program of BNSB Chittagong since 1973 alongwith over few hundred voluntary Organization in India, Bangladesh and Bhutan in the field of prevention and treatment of blindness, leprosy and poverty alleviation. This was coincided with the UN declaration and WHO resolution passed in the General Assembly of 1986 about the hearing disability and identification of ear infection as the major cause of hearing impairment. According to WHO 65% of the total hearing impairment/deafness are preventable and avoidable.

 

Prof. M.N. Amin as a life member of BNSB Chittagong and a member of the Executive Committee of BNSB, had the opportunity to work closely with Ms. Rosi Gollmann and other important members of the Andheri Hilfe Board since 1973. During this long association, Ms. Rosi Gollmann and the members of Andheri Hilfe Board develop confidence and trust on Prof. Amin as a dedicated and devoted social worker and proposed to support any program he may develop to alleviate sufferings of fellow people of Bangladesh. A written commitment in this regard was given to support the establishment of a Center of excellence at Dhaka and to conduct mobile ear camp with specialist doctors in the remotest places of the country provided a plot of land is provided by the Organizers. With this assurance, Prof. Amin took the initiative to established the Society for Assistance to Hearing Impaired Children (SAHIC) with like minded friends and interested social workers with a personal donation of taka five thousand only towards the Society’s funds and started inducting members and life members for the Society as per constitution approved by the registration authority of People’s Republic of Bangladesh


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