On the occasion of the International Cochlear Implant Day (marked on 25 February of each year worldwide), Pinnacle Hospital will be conducting an interactive session with experts on hearing loss and its solutions. To be organised on 24 February, the event will take place V Hotel, Dwarkanagar, Vizag.
Ramakrishna Babu Velagapudi, MLA (Visakhapatnam East) and M.T Krishna Babu, Visakhapatnam Port Trust Chairman, will be presiding the event as the Chief Guests while actress Abhinaya will grace the event as the Special Guest of Honour.
It may be noted that a free hearing screening camp is also being organised from 11th February 2019 to 28th February 2019 at Pinnacle Hospital in Vizag.
About Cochlear Implant
In India, over 63 million people (6.3%) and 4 out of 1000 children suffer from hearing impairment. The Cochlear implant is considered as a viable option in eliminating the risk of associated health issues such as dementia and mental health. It can also boost up the confidence of the patient. These implants are best suited for children below 2 years and adults who have more than 70db hearing loss.
Self-detection of hearing impairment is difficult for both adults and children as the hearing loss would be at 60db to 70db and the auditory nerve would be damaged by the time the loss has been identified. The hearing aid is beneficial for any person with hearing loss from 40db to 90db.
A similar campaign, which was held last year to create an awareness regarding the cochlear implantation and benefits of early detection, was a success as it has helped 200 people with hearing aid and also 5 cochlear implants were done successfully by the Pinnacle Hospital.