Sadhana has been advised to go for bilateral cochlear implantation for regaining her hearing capability. Cochlear implantation is a sophisticated ear surgery which is done only in few centers in India, and Madras ENT research foundation is one of the pioneering centers for cochlear implantation in the world. Cochlear implant is an electronic medical device that replaces the function of the damaged inner ear.
Unlike hearing aids, which make sounds louder, cochlear implants bypass the damaged hair cells of the inner ear (cochlea) to provide sound signals to the brain. The cost of this surgery is too huge. It is around Rs Rs. 30,00,000.
On top of these medical expenses, they will have many expenses. Mom and dad had to resign their jobs and take care of their baby in preparations for the surgery and post-surgery support.
The device that is to be used for the surgery has to be imported and that costs Rs. 26,00,000 and the surgery cost is Rs. 3,40,000. The rest will be used for medical expense. I would request all of you to help in any way you can to see that this little girl gets hearing ability back.
The surgery has to be done as soon as possible. Even the smallest contribution that you make will mean a lot to her.
So please do not hesitate in contributing any amount. Feel free to forward this message to your friends who would be willing to help.