Hearing is one of our most precious senses. Through hearing, children develop language and communication skills. We marvel at the sounds of our bustling world, learn to read, appreciate music and communicate with others.
We start to develop language from the moment we are born. If a child has a hearing loss the basic development of language will often by delayed.
The earlier the hearing loss is detected, and the earlier it is treated the better the result.
With today’s technology, children can be fitted with hearing aids within the first few weeks or months after birth.
Those children with a profound hearing loss also can learn to speak if they are diagnosed relatively early and receive a cochlear implant
The ICHF aims to change that by increasing awareness on childhood hearing loss, provide early diagnostic support, initiate early intervention programmes, provide access to hearing technology (hearing aids and cochlear implants), enable hearing and speech therapy.
The ICHF is a Non Profit Organization, in collaboration with Adventis ENT Services & SpHear Speech & Hearing Clinics, set up with the mission of improving the hearing health of the community. It has been set up by clinical professionals experienced in the treatment of hearing loss along with parents of children using cochlear implants successfully.
The ICHF is a registered Trust / Non Profit Organisation under the Section 12AA (Order no DEL-IR24967-09032016) and Section 80 G ( Order No DEL-IE26619-09032016/6773) of the IT Act 1961.
G 32 (Basement), Lajpat Nagar III New Delhi 110024 . India
Dr.(Prof.) Ameet Kishore - Founder & Managing Trustee
Ms. Neevita Narayan – Secretary & Treasurer
Dr.(Prof.)Kanwal Kishore - Trustee
Mr. Rajnish Kumar – Trustee
Mr.S K Rampal - Trustee
Mrs. Kavita Sinha - Trustee
We have launched project GHANTI - a collaborative effort of ICHF, SpHear, 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 have been carried out at 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 the SpHearspeech and Hearing Clinic.
Parent counseling sessions are taking place every Saturday for families of children with hearing losses.
In the last one year, over 40 children have received cochlear implants (cost of treatment per child is Rs 8 lacs) through our association with THF (Project Ghanti). These children are receiving habilitation therapy by ICHF therapists at the SpHear premises.
My experience with cochlear implant My name is Gerald Andrew; I am 29 year old male Tanzanian. Last year (2009) was one of the most memorable for me. It’s when I received my cochlear implant at Apollo hospital in New Delhi after Read More »
I wanted to thank you immensely for the help that you provided to my father and thus to our family by giving him the gift of hearing. He is now recovering well and is able to hear all the conversations as normally as anyone else can.
My father, underwent a Stapedotomy ear surgery to correc ct his hearing problem, first in one ear and then 6 months later in the other. The result of the surgery was better than expected and post full recovery my father is able to hear very well. Read More »
My experience with cochlear implant My name is Gerald Andrew; I am 29 year old male Tanzanian. Last year (2009) was one of the most memorable for me. It’s when I received my cochlear implant at Apollo hospital in New Delhi after more than three years of hearing loss. Everyone’s experience with coch hlear implant is a bit different therefore, am happy to share mine with anybody out there, from the moment I lost my hearing, my experience during my stay at Apollo Hospital and one year later on, after cochlear implant. Read More »