Gift a Hearing
SPREADING THE JOY OF SOUND
The 'Gift A Hearing' Project launched in 2018 offers financial assistance to the underprivileged children and adults who are in need of expensive hearing solutions like hearing aids, cochlear implants, auditory brainstem implants, bone anchored hearing implants and active middle ear implants. Surgeries of such implantation are done free of cost by a team of world renowned ENT surgeons.
What are Hearing Aids / Hearing Implants?
A hearing aid is a small electronic device that you wear in or behind your ear. It makes some sounds louder so that a person with hearing loss can listen, communicate, and participate more fully in daily activities. A hearing aid can help people hear more in both quiet and noisy situations. However, only about one out of five people who would benefit from a hearing aid actually uses one. Hearing implants bypass damaged portions of the ear and directly stimulate the auditory nerve. Signals generated by the implant are sent by way of the auditory nerve to the brain, which recognizes the signals as sound.
There are a variety of hearing aid / hearing implant options available, tailor made to suit an individual's specific needs. Each option varies in functionality, usage and price.
TYPES OF HEARING IMPLANTS
Hearing Aid Program
The Hearing Aid Program undertaken by Kishore Chandra Prasad Research Foundation in partnership with Bangalore Cochlear Implant Institute (BCII) and Bangalore ENT Institute and Research Center (BEIRC) aims to support the underprivileged who suffer from hearing loss by providing them with hearing aid solutions at a nominal price or free of cost. Under this initiative, our team of doctors also perform free hearing implant surgeries to deserving candidates. In 2019, KCPRF has donated hearing aids to 30 deserving candidates, performed 10 Cochlear Implant surgeries free of cost, and 15 BAHA surgeries which has positively impacted the lives of the recipients and their families.