No longer the sound of silence

For the first time, a six-year-old from Madurai heard his mother’s voice at Government Rajaji Hospital here on Wednesday. He began to cry.

This child was among the six children on whom Cochlear implant operation was performed by doctors at the GRH’s Otorhinolaryngology (ENT) Department on Wednesday.

Simple electrodes were used to simulate the damaged hair cells obstructing hearing. This created sounds on an implanted electronic device. The procedure, costing ?6.34 lakh, was done free under the Chief Minister’s Comprehensive Health Insurance Scheme.

Tamil Nadu’s second Auditory Visual Therapy Centre, inaugurated at the GRH on Wednesday, will help to augment speech and hearing capabilities of children with hearing and speech impairment....Read more


Source web page:The Hindu

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