Bangalore Speech and Hearing Trust is a public trust formed as a not for profit organization. It was established in 1978, as a registered body ( reg no.101/78-79). It is started with the initiative of Dr S.R .Chandrasekhar (FRCS), an eminent ENT surgeon of the time. Later a trust was formed with honorary members in it and Dr. S.R. Chandrasekhar as its Chairman and Director. Currently the trust includes prominent members of society taking up honorary membership to the trust. The trust supervises all the activities of the constituent units. Trust meets regularly, every 2 months, and audits the work done as well plans out new initiatives. Every day operation of the units is monitored by management committee team, a 3 member team formed by the trust, i.e., Chairman and (Hon.)Director, (Hon.) Treasurer and (Hon.)Secretary form this committee and they take decisions on regular functioning of all four units. BSHT is responsible for full integration of thousands of disabled over last four decades. It has filled the needs of society in identifying disabilities, providing rehabilitation and education for the hearing impaired. It has paired up with Government hospitals in providing diagnostic services in speech language pathology and audiology and eased the burden on government. For the first three decades of its existence, BSHT was only organization offering necessary services in this specialty for the people of Bangalore and neighboring districts. The diagnostic work of the Institute was well recognized and respected by eminent medical professionals like ENT and Neurologists and some of them teamed up with faculty of the Institute in starting first ever cochlear Implant program in Bangalore , in 1997. BSHT also takes its commitment for social responsibility seriously. It has well functioning mobile unit with dedicated clinicians working for it. The mobile unit regularly conduct camps which helps people in remote areas avail services. BSHT over the years has formed four units in meeting its mission and objectives. 1. Dr. S.R Chandrasekhar Institute of Speech and Hearing. 2. Dr .S.R Chandrasekhar Institute of Speech and Hearing College 3. Sunaad School for the Hearing Impaired 4. Dr. SRC BNG Research Center The functioning of all units are regularly audited by bodies such as Women and Child welfare, University LIC, RCI and COMDEALL Trust. Governing council includes prominent members of society not connected to Institute. It meets twice a year and comments on activities of the college and makes its recommendation to the trust. Similarly research center is supervised by research advisory committee, research technical committee and institutional ethical committee.