As of today the common man is not aware of the problems of  a hearing impaired child.
And if a deaf child is born in a house in a remote rural area, where the family is illiterate and financially weak, the child is far from any development.
Taking into consideration these facts , Cochlea organizes camps for born deaf babies. These babies are checked by an ENT doctor. Then after the audiometery test, they are given a hearing aid trial. Their parents are first confused when they are told that the child is deaf. They are counseled –not to be depressed- to focus on the child’s development   as  adviced. A follow up is also done to make sure that they are following the guidelines  given to them.This year camps were held in Dapoli(Ratnagiri) and Dicholi and Panji(Goa). 5 HI children were detected in Dapoli and they are regularly attending the  therapy at a place provided by Brahman Hitavardhini Patpedhi, Dapoli

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.