Neotia Getwel Healthcare Centre organized an Awareness Talk on ‘Hearing Care in the 21st century’ followed by an interaction between the press & Cochlear Implant successful cases on World Hearing Day on 3rd March, 2022.
Dr. Anandabrata Bose, Sr. Consultant – Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, Neotia Getwel Healthcare Centre was the main speaker of the awareness talk. Fellow consultants of the department , Dr. Kunzang Doma Bhutia, Dr. Prasanna Datta were also present in the seminar.
Around 35 – 40 school teachers, NGO members, intellectuals, opinion leaders, and bureaucrats from different aspects of the society participated in the seminar. The main motto of the seminar was to inform & educate the society to raise awareness about the importance of ear and hearing health & encourage timely screening & treatment for people with hearing disabilities.
The seminar was followed by a press conference where the parents of Priyangshu Naha (2), Drishani Das (3) & Sneha Mallick (5), the successful Cochlear Implant cases shared their stories of how Cochlear Implantation changed their lives of their child. Priyangshu, Drishani & Sneha were born with hearing disabilities. They were screened at a very early age & after detection of hearing problem their parents decided to undergo cochlear implant surgery on their kids at Neotia Getwel so that they can hear & live like a normal child for the rest of their life.
A cochlear implant is a small, complex electronic device that helps to provide a sense of sound to a person who is deaf or severely hard-of-hearing. However, the implantation can cost a good amount of money. In the press conference , they also shared how with the help of the Government’s ADIP Scheme (a Scheme of the Government of India to help the disabled persons with funding for proper treatment & rehabilitation) they have been benefited.
Neotia Getwel Healthcare Centre is empanelled under the ADIP Scheme & thus , they are capable of providing free of cost Cochlear Implantation & Rehabilitation to those in need. “Hearing Health is an integral part of healthcare. Timely screening & detection play a vital role in the treatment of hearing impairment. Our motto is to inform & educate people about the importance of ear and hearing health & encourage them to enjoy the normal flow of communication through Cochlear Implantation”, said Dr. Anandabrata Bose, Sr. Consultant – Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, Neotia Getwel Healthcare Centre during his speech.
Neotia Getwel joins the world to help the hearing impaired. They will screen, identify, treat, rehabilitate & help them to communicate through all the stages of life effectively to achieve the goal “Hearing Care for All’. The department of ENT of the hospital is equipped with modern technology & facilities & consists of one of the most advanced audiology and speech therapy centers amidst the region.