Why Cochlea


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.

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Success Stories

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    Irfaan Mulani

    Irfaan did his preschool very well from the age 3 to 6yrs at Swaranaad. He got promoted successfully every year and was integrated into a main stream school in 2016

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    Shraddha Shilimkar

    Shraddha progressed from a hearing impaired child who could not speak at the age of 6 to a young girl, who is a blackbelt holder in Karate, a bharat natyam dancer and has scored 65% in her SSC exams this year.

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    Siddhant Gaikwad

    Swaranaad is proud of him as he was admitted directly to second standard, After the principal took his test, she said, “he knows all and more than we teach in the first standard, so why waste his year. He was detected when he was two yrs old. After the speech therapy he joined Swaranaad.

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    Om Babar
    Om came to Cochlea at the age of four years. He became confident as he was getting good academic training in ‘Swaranaad’ in a group of 6 children and developed language skills in Manoram in a group of 60 children.

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    Asawari Kulkarni
    Asawari bagged the ‘Best Student’ award in June 2015.She has scored 89% marks in her SSC exams from a school for normal children. She has passes the Sanskrit “ Madhyama’ exam and is a good Bharat Natyam dancer.

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    Hrishkesh Patil
    Hrishikesh can speak Marathi, English and Hindi. He has done M. Com., has won prizes in photography and is a hardcore trekker.Photos- compering, trekking photography prize.



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.

Are You Aware....

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.

What is a cochlear implant?


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).

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How can you help

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.

  • Expenditure to start a unit @ Taluka Place
  • Adopt a Child 
  • You can contribute for: Hearing aid for one child, Expenses for one child for one year, which includes all the educational expenses, transportation, uniform etc., Bus transportation for one child for one year 
  • Other activities like: Sponsoring diagnostic and treatment camps, Sponsoring costly diagnostic instruments of audiometry and vehicle for outreach programs, Land /space for running all these programs-which requires a very generous financial support.

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