Since 1998, Cochlea Pune, a registered charitable trust, is working in the field of Rehabilitation of Hearing Impaired members of our society.
Cochlea Pune for Hearing and Speech is the centre, where all efforts are made to make every Hearing Impaired baby speak, through early detection and intervention.
With a heavy heart, we wish to inform you that one of our greatest supporters Mrs. Shubhatai Joshi, has left us and gone to her heavenly abode. A crusader for various challenges faced by The Hearing-Impaired persons and their parents. Shubhadatai has left no stone unturned, while fighting for the welfare of the Hearing-Impaired community. Mission of Shubhatai was to let every hearing-impaired child speak and become self-reliant. The Loss of Shubhatai Joshi has left a huge vacuum, and a great loss to the Hearing-Impaired community. We have lost a great soul. May her soul rest in peace.
4 out of every 1000 babies are born DEAF. But they are not born MUTE. 650 children out of 1000 deaf children do not get any facility of EDUCATION.
As per statistics, 800 children are born deaf every year in Pune district. That means 4000 children in the group of 0 to 6 yrs are deprived of PRESCHOOL TRAINING.
However, EARLY DETECTION and INTERVENTION can help these children SPEAK and lead a NORMAL LIFE.
A cochlear implant is a small, complex electronic device that can help to provide a sense of sound to a person who is profoundly deaf or severely hard-of-hearing. The implant consists of an external portion that sits behind the ear and a second portion that is surgically placed under the skin (see figure).
Our journey of the last 18 years has seen many hands contributing to this noble cause. We still have a long way to go. We solicit your support in this journey to make every HI child speak and be part of the mainstream of society.