"Around a month back, Naomi, a Zambia national came to
India with a history of delayed onset of speech
development. She was evaluated and further diagnosed
with deafness in both ears. She was merely one year and
four months old when doctors discovered that Naomi was
unresponsive to calls and voice-led actions intended
towards her. She would only respond after seeing them.
She was taken much later for checkups to various
hospitals, and local doctors diagnosed her with hearing
loss. After running multiple checkups, the doctor
councelled parents on the severity of the case to her
parents. Parents were informed that she has to be on a
hearing aid as a temporary solution. And the only thing
that could bring her hearing was Cochlear Implant.
It is a surgically implanted neuroprosthetic device that
provides a sense of sound to a person with severe to
profound sensorineural hearing loss.
Her parents started searching for the best hospital that
could handle such a sophisticated surgery for their little
girl. And they chose Indian Hospital.
After all kind of investigations patient was taken up for
Cochlear Implant surgery which is an innovative
technique, in that case, the hearing device is inserted in
the inner ear that is called cochlea. After 7-10 days of the
operation, stitches are removed and planned for switching
on the device. After the surgery, the patient is scheduled
for rigorous postoperative speech rehabilitation to achieve
the best results. I thank everyone who helped me at every step.”