Introduction:

Schoolchildren with hearing loss and their families may receive various services in special Ministry of Education centers
For more information see the Portal for Parents of Children with Special Needs on the Ministry of Education website.


The special Ministry of Education centers are professional facilities specializing in therapy, education and rehabilitation for schoolchildren with hearing loss. These centers operate in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and organizations that provide assistance to the hearing impaired:

  • Pre-primary education:
MICHA Center: Beit Sherman, Reading St. 23, Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv 69024
Telephone/Fax: 03-6994185, Email: SOCIETY@MICGATA.ORG.IL
  • Primary, middle and high school education:
Shema Center: Beit Shema, Plitei Hasfar St. 30, Tel Aviv 67948
Telephone: 03-5715656/7/8/9, Fax: 03-5712017
  • Religious and ultra-orthodox education:
  • Shmaya Center: Sorotzkin St. 9, Bnei Brak
Mailing Address: PO Box 2729, Bnei Brak
Telephone/Fax: 03-5783410, Email: SHMAYA1@012.NET.IL
  • Shema Kolenu Center: Ovadia St. 34, corner of Amos 23, Jerusalem
Telephone/Fax: 02-5002007/8, Email: s.kolenu@bezeqint.net

Who is Eligible?

  • Schoolchildren with hearing loss.

How to Claim It?

  • The centers must be contacted directly. Applicants should have a relevant audiogram and an up-to-date professional medical opinion from an ear, nose and throat (ENT) doctor.
  • Click here for information about the MICHA admission process.
  • Click here for information about applying to the Shema Center.

Services Provided at the Centers

  • Educational audiology services
  • Hearing device lending services
  • Tutoring and reinforcement learning
  • Counseling and guidance
  • Social education and rehabilitation (for problems of social isolation and alienation)
  • Art therapy
  • Parental guidance
  • Information about hearing loss

Aid Organizations

The following organizations offer assistance to the deaf and hearing impaired:

Government Agencies

Additional Publications

Credits