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Department of Empowerment of Persons w/Disabilities (DEPwD) under Union Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment Organised ‘Cochlear Implant Awareness Programme’ on 6thMay, 2018 at Huda Convention Centre in Faridabad, Haryana.

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  • Programme was organised by DEPwD in association w/Indian Red Cross Society & Sarvodaya Hospital & Research Centre.
  • Under Assistance to Disabled persons (ADIP) scheme of Department of Empowerment of Persons w/Disabilities (Divyangjan), there is provision for Cochlear Implant surgeries of hearing impaired children up to age of 5 years at cost of Rs. 6.00 Lakhs per unit.
  • After successful Cochlear implant surgeries, child is able to hear & speak like normal children.

Significance

  • Event named Swar Swagtam was of great importance to create awareness among public about Cochlear Implant Programme under ADIP scheme of Department.

Cochlear Implant

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Image of Cochlear Implant

Image of Cochlear Implant

  • Cochlear implant (CI) is surgically implanted electronic device that provides sense of sound to person who is profoundly or severely deaf in both ears;

  • Modern technology aims to help young children who have severe to profound deafness in both ears, as due to hearing impairment, they are not able to speak.

  • W/help of implant, such children will not only be able to hear normally thru one ear but w/post-surgical rehabilitation, they will be able to speak.

Cost of Cochlear Implant

  • Cochlear Implants are costly & not affordable.
  • Social Justice & Empowerment Ministry has introduced Cochlear Implant programme under revised scheme of Assistance to Disabled Persons for purchase/fitting of aids & appliances (ADIP) for poor & needy young children.

Background

  • W/implementation of Cochlear Implant program by Ministry thru Ali Yavar Jung National Institute of Speech and Hearing Disabilities (Divyangjan), Mumbai, 1149 surgeries (916 under ADIP Scheme & 233 under CSR) are conducted across India during last 4 years, from 2014 - 15 to 2017 - 18.

  • Ali Yavar Jung National Institute for Speech & Hearing Disabilities (AYNISHD), Mumbai is Nodal Agency for Cochlear Implant Surgeries.

  • Govt has empanelled 172 hospitals all over India to conduct cochlear implant surgery.

  • Most significant outcome of program is reduction in cost of implantation.

  • Applicants have to apply based on advertisement/details on website - adipcochlearimplant. in.

- Published/Last Modified on: June 19, 2018

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