We are a civic association which associates parents, relatives, friends and experts dedicated to children with hearing impairment. For over 28 years, we have been advocates for the interests and rights of hearing-impaired children and their parents. Through many activities, we help families to overcome consequences of the loss of hearing of their deaf and hard-of-hearing children. We teach these children to assert themselves in the majority hearing society.
Our association is one of two successional organizations of The Federation of Parents and Friends of the Hearing-Impaired which was founded by parents in 1990. At the time, they needed to share experience as they were looking for ways to bring up and educate their children. The other successional organization is Centre for Children with Hearing Impairment Tamtam. Both organizations cooperate closely with each other and together, they provide a complex of mutually interconnected social, informative and educational services for families with hearing-impaired children.
Since 1992, the Information Centre is a member of FEPEDA (European Federation of Parents of Hearing Impaired Children). We have participated in forming the Sign Language Act and the Social Services Act. We have won an award from the Government Bureau for Disabled Persons and the National Council of Disabled People.