Hyderabad: A partnership between a USA based charity SEED USA (Support for Education & Economic development) and City based health Care NGO, Helping Hand Foundation has aided two siblings from economically weaker sections with cochlear implantation surgery.
Siblings get cochlear implants
Two siblings, Syed Moinuddin aged six and his older brother Abdul Rahman aged nine were diagnosed to have bilateral profound and irreversible hearing loss and required cochlear implants. They were the principal beneficiaries of the partnership between the two NGOs. Born with congenital deafness and hailing from modest and economically weaker sections the divorced mother of the siblings was not in a position to fund the huge cost of the cochlear implant surgeries since their birth.
The children were provided hearing aid to the other ear costing Rs 1.5 lakh each to maintain the equilibrium and since the children were not accustomed to any form of communication they were put on speech therapy which is being presently imparted and sponsored by SEED USA.