About Sound Steps AVT

Sound Steps AVT Ltd. makes it possible for more families with babies and young children with hearing loss in the U.K., to avail of individualised private care. We bring to our practice in the U.K., the strength of our service in India, which opened in Mumbai, in 2013.

Sound Steps AVT Ltd. supports families who have chosen to fit their children with hearing loss with modern hearing technology (hearing aids and/or cochlear implants) as close to birth as possible, so that they learn and talk via listening alone, in the Auditory-Verbal way.

Children with Hearing Loss

Shefali Shah

M.E.D., LSLS Cert. AVT®

Full Member of British Association of Teachers Of the Deaf (BATOD)

Shefali Shah has worked exclusively with babies and young children with hearing loss. Her independent practice at Sound Steps AVT provides the basis for her published work. Sound Steps AVT represents India in the latest book on Auditory-Verbal Therapy, Auditory-Verbal Therapy for Young Children with Hearing Loss and their Families and the Professionals Who Guide Them, published in 2016 by Plural Publishing. Shefali has contributed to 101 FAQs about Auditory-Verbal Therapy, edited by Warren Estabrooks and published by the AG Bell Academy, USA, in 2012. Shefali was invited to write a monograph on Auditory-Verbal Therapy by the Indian Speech & Language Hearing Association (ISHA) in 2013.

Shefali has pioneered a one-year Teacher Training course in Auditory-Verbal Therapy accredited by The Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI), and the A.G. Bell Academy, U.S.A.

Our Patron

Warren Estabrooks, M.Ed., Dip.Ed.Deaf, LSLS Cert. AVT® President & CEO, WE Listen International,Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

Warren Estabrooks Cochlear Implant