We have launched project GHANTI - a collaborative effort of ICHF, SpHear Speech & Hearing Clinic, The Hans Foundation (THF) to help get free/ subsidised devices used for treatment of deafness eg : hearing aids, cochlear implants.
A number of free camps are being carried out by the clinical staff of SpHear Clinics and Adventis ENT Clinicsat various towns and cities such as Patna, Noida, Faridabad, Rohtak, Palwal etc. Numerous patients were examined, their hearing tested and were listed for free/subsidised treatment.
Many children are getting subsidized / free hearing and speech therapy by therapist of ICHF in collaboration with SpHear Speech and Hearing Clinic.
Parent counseling sessions are taking place every Saturday at the SpHear premises for families of children with hearing losses.
In the last two years, over 55 children have received cochlear implants at 80 to 90 % subsidy (where normal cost of treatment per child is Rs 8 lacs) through our association with THF (Project Ghanti) and the cochlear implant team at Indraprastha Apollo Hospital. These children are receiving habilitation therapy by ICHF therapists at the SpHear premises.