JAMMU, Nov 29: Cochlear’s Global Hearing Ambassador and legendary Australian Cricketer, Brett Lee visited the city today, to work together with Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Narayana Superspeciality Hospital and continue the mission of spreading awareness on hearing impairment.
Sharing his experiences Brett Lee said, “Today, hearing loss is a grave public health concern. Around 34 million children across the globe suffer some form of hearing loss and India has a big population of this. I want to help make sure, that anyone who is living in this world can experience the sounds of joy! Everyone must be able hear the voices of loved ones, family and friends. Parents and family members must not ignore the smallest signs of hearing loss and should take speedy action if diagnosed. Over the past few years, I have personally witnessed how a Cochlear Implant takes a person from silence to sound. It is a life changing moment!”
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Speaking about the hospital’s contribution, Simrandeep Singh, CEO, SMVD Shrine Board, stated, “Helping people hear and live a happy life is one of the most priceless and noble deeds. We have been extending financial support to needy families and we promise to continue supporting this cause.”
Dr. (Brig) Man Mohan Harjai, CAO, SMVDNSH, said, “In less than a year, our hospital has successfully performed 9 Cochlear Implant surgeries and we are delighted when we see the progress of our young superstars. We believe that none of these children deserve a life of silence.”
Emphasizing on the need to spread mass awareness, Dr. Rohan Gupta, Consultant, Dept of ENT & CI Surgery, SMVDNSH Hospital, said, “Getting a simple hearing screening test at birth can help us treat kids with hearing loss and help them live fulfilled lives. This helps providing treatment at an early stage, thereby reducing the trauma of living with hearing loss.”
Dr.Saumya Ahuja, Medical Spdt SMVDNSH and Dr. Sunil Kotwal, Consultant, Dept of ENT & CI Surgery, SMVDNSH Hospital felicitated the young Cochlear implanted children and their families for their courage and hard work.
Dr. Shirish M Dhoble, Clinical Director SMVDNSH extended vote of thanks.
Meanwhile, Brett Lee also visited SMGS Hospital and Government Medical College here and interacted with ENT surgeons.
The doctors who met Lee were Dr Padam Singh, Dr Gopika Kalsotra and Dr Parmod Kalsotra.