Maruti is a 19 year old boy pursuing his under-graduation in Commerce in Government College Gadag. He lost his hearing ability over a course of time from 6 year on-wards and due to negligence and high illiteracy in the family the family could not identify this issue in him at the early stage leading to a high level damage of ears.
Having a very humble backgrounds Maruti works as a news paper boy in the morning and helps to support his family in the way he can. He aspires to become a IAS officer one day and serve the Nation.
About Maruti's hearing Loss, Tests & Recommendations by JSS Institute of Speech and Hearing
Marutis hearing loss started when he was studying in school. The Teacher in school identified it and informed his parents but due to low income, illiteracy and ignorance the hearing loss turned critical and led into Bilateral Moderate Mixed Hearing Loss.
On recommendation of the District Hospital Gadag; Maruti was taken to JSS Institute of Speech and hearing on 12th October, 2019 and various tests like Audiogram, Tympannogram, Tympannometry, Auditory Brainstem Response etc. were done and a provisional diagnosis of Bilateral Moderate Mixed Hearing Loss
and Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder
was found out.Recommendations by the JSS Institute of Speech and Hearing
After the tests and provisional diagnosis of Bilateral Moderate Mixed Hearing Loss
and Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder,
The institute has recommended following steps of treatments as below:
1. Neurological Evaluation
2. Hearing Aid Fitting
3. Communication Strategy Training
4. Counseling by the experts and Follow ups.
Why Maruti Needs Help?
Most of the recommendations by the JSS Institute experts are being provided by the Government Hospital at a very nominal charges except for the Hearing Aid Machines. The Hearing Aid Machines recommended by the Institutes which were found beneficial were Ino Power BTE
and Dynamo SP4
which cost Rs. 22000 and 25000 respectively for one piece. The JSS Institute recommends Maruti to wear the Machines in both ears requiring him to buy two machines and Maruti being from a very poor background cannot afford even a single machine hence he needs support from all the people to buy those machines that can help him hear.