Born to deaf and mute parents as a Twin, she was not accepted by her family for being the girl child .However; the brother didn’t get treated this way.
As the fate had its way, she was diagnosed with profound hearing loss and Nani (maternal grandmother) got her CI done .In the dearth of funds, the Surgery and CI cost ( approximately 7 Lakhs)was funded by NGOs and Government Institutions.
Now, the external sound processor (part of implant )through which sound is processed inside the brain, has developed some technical issue and needs to be repaired .
The cost of the repair of sound processor is 40,000 INR and Disha is without sound and the sound processor for the last 5 months.
Nani cannot afford this kind of expense and CI is a life-long implantation. Cochlear Implant helped her to get admission into the mainstream school and she learned to talk as well .