Who we are?

SHRUTI, the National Association of the Hard of Hearing and Deafened Nepal, is a non-profit organization of persons with disabilities. SHRUTI is established by people affected by hearing loss in 2012 to provide hard-of-hearing and deafened (HoH/d) people a platform with a uniform voice. SHRUTI promotes rights and empowerment of HoH/d people by reducing the persistent communication, social and cultural barriers they face. SHRUTI also promotes inclusive education and participation of HoH/d in social and economic activities.

SHRUTI implements projects in partnership with the governments and national organizations, as well as a range of international organizations, such as Disability and Development Partners (UK), the Abilis Foundation (Finland), Royal Kentalis and Kentalis International Foundation (The Netherlands), My Right (Sweden), All Nippon Association of Hard of Hearing and Late-Deafened (ZENNANCHO, Japan), Workability International (Japan), International Disability Alliance/International Federation of Hard of Hearing (IDA/IFHOH), etc.

SHRUTI is registered at Kathmandu District Administration Office and Kathmandu Metropolitan City; and is affiliated with the Social Welfare Council and the National Youth Council. SHRUTI is an active member of Asia and Pacific Federation of Hard of Hearing and Deafened (APFHD), International Federation of Hard of Hearing (IFHOH), International Federation of Hard of Hearing Young People (IFHOHYP) and National Federation of Disabled Nepal (NFDN). SHRUTI is also a member of the World Hearing Forum, the World Health Organization for the period 2021-2023.