Story of a Family who had a CochlearTM Implant for their Child
Shazya and Aman gave birth to a beautiful daughter Manya just a year ago. They are a beautiful happy family but somehow Shazya was finding something skeptical in Manya’s Behaviour. She wouldn’t listen when called or react to sounds.
They decided to raise concern to their pediatrician who then recommended them to go to an otolaryngology. When they went for a check-up they found out that their daughter cannot hear and has a sensorineural hearing loss. It is a complete hearing loss situation. Of course, they were devastated and shattered but they wanted to do the best for their child and act right before it’s too late.
They were directed to CochlearTM , a company whose mission is to help people hear now and always. They innovate and provide implantable hearing solutions that bring a lifetime of hearing outcomes.
Shazya and Aman decided to get the procedure done quickly because they didn’t want to lose out on the growing years of their child. They didn’t want a delay in their child’s communication development which would then lead to low academic achievement & social isolation for their child. With CochlearTM , even babies as young as 12 months have gotten implanted.
The surgery was not only successful but also smooth. Now their daughter is living a normal life just like other kids. From academics and sports to extra-curricular activities.
Cochlear TM is a global leader in implantable hearing solutions. They are the founders of Cochlear Implants with 30+ years of R & D and innovation. They have aided around 4.5 lakh people across the world and that number is growing as you read this. Providing the largest clinical and support system with Mentor Programs, Social Media Communities , service & Repair, Support Clinics.
Brett Lee who is the Global Hearing Ambassador for CochlearTM was here in India last month and has visited over 6 India cities to spread awareness on hearing loss and hearing health. He toured with the aim that sounds should be a reality for every child born on the planet. He is helping to raise awareness through a Campaign called #SoundsofCricket. He has visited not just India but many more countries across the globe to help people travel the journey from silence to sounds.
Watch the story of Ananya Nakra , who is a Cochlear implantee and is fabulous in her spoken language and self-expression. When you watch this video you will realize she is just another girl you meet in your day-to-day life. All that happened only because her parents decided to intervene early. She got the transplant at the age of 2.5 and has been growing up normally ever since.
Like I said before, CochlearTM is not just the founder of Cochlear Implants but is also evolving with their research & products on a regular basis. Here goes, their latest sound processor KANSO. It is the new, discreet and an Off the ear sound processor. KANSOTM is to be worn behind the ear on the scalp. It is compact and has been launched in a range of colours like Black, brown and grey so it matches with the colour of the hair. It may be discreet but it has the industry’s leading technology which allows one to hear flawlessly. It is also waterproof so one can swim, play and surf. It makes hearing so effortless that one can hear the sound of music and conversations even in a noisy crowd.
How Hearing Works
Hearing the process of sound traveling through the outer, properly ,middle and inner ear.Each part of the ear plays a critical role in transmitting sound to the brain and all the interpretation is done by the brain.If any part of the ear isn’properly,your hearing may be affected.
Watch the video below to understand how natural hearing works.
Childhood Hearing Loss
- 90% of deaf children are born to hearing Parents.
- Upto 5 of every 1000 infants are born with or develop disabling hearign loss in early chidlhood.
- 60% of Childhood hearing loss is preventable
31% are due to infection17% birth related4% ototoxic medicines8% unknown
If not addressed at the right time can lead to Delayed language development, Academic under Achievement, Social Isolation, Higher Risk injuries, Increased Poverty.
- 1.10 billion young people are at risk of hearing loss due to unsafe listening practices.
- 6 Million people are hearing impaired in India and over 60% of these cases are because of lack of awareness.