Chiranjiv Medical Foundation completes the first phase of its Cochlear Implant Program, funded by HCL Uday Foundation, to help children with profound hearing loss.
Four in every 1000 children suffer from severe to profound hearing loss, with over 100,000 babies born with hearing deficiency every year.
Children with hearing loss cannot develop speech and language capability, leading to severe developmental handicap.
For eligible children, a Cochlear Implant is often the only treatment option. When performed at an early age, it can restore hearing and therefore, helps in normal brain development.