Udupi: Appeal - 5-year-old Prathul suffering from bilateral profound hearing loss needs treatment

Daijiworld Media Network – Udupi (HB/KR)

Udupi, Jul 30: Prathul, 5-year-old son of Raja Kharvi and Pallavi, residing at Padukere near Parampalli under Saligrama town panchayat limits, has been diagnosed with bilateral profound hearing loss since an early age.

After consultations with various surgeons, the parents have decided to go forward with the treatment of the child. He will be undergoing cochlear implantation surgery on Saturday July 31 at Jain Hospital Vasanth Nagar, Bengaluru, and post-operation speech therapy courses at Manasa cochlear implant and ENT Centre, Bengaluru.

The approximate cost of implementation to both ears and other medical cost will come up to Rs 16-18 lac. With help from Good Samaritans and other sources, the parents have succeeded to generate Rs 7 lac till date. With the available aid, the child will be operated upon on Saturday, which will enable to help him hear through one of his ears.

Raju's father is fisherman by profession. Along with that, he runs an auto-rickshaw. Mother Pallavi is a private staff.

Speaking with daijiworld, Pallavi said, “Prathul was very active in the first two years. We came across the issue later and hence started communicating with him using sign language. Due to the pandemic, the surgery got delayed.”

Daijiworld requests its readers to help the parents to give a new life to the child.

Those who wish to help Prathul are requested to send their contribution to the following bank details:

Account Holder Name: Pallavi
Account Number: 54055969718
Account Type: Savings account
Bank: State Bank of India
Branch: Brahmavar
IFSC Code: SBIN0040550





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  • samantha gomes, Mumbai

    Fri, Jul 30 2021

    My suggestion is not to go forward for cochlear implementation since there is no guarantee after the operation it will be successful Hence he should get a hearing aid machine with the help of the good doctors they will check the audio hearing loss and according to that they will provide you the hearing aid so that he can hear well 😊 God bless u

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  • Vibha, Mangalore

    Fri, Jul 30 2021

    '....they will provide you the hearing aid so that he can hear well'. Kindly do not misguide public with such statements. Cochlear implants are the treatment of choice for children with bilateral severe to profound hearing loss and with sufficient speech therapy the child can develop good speech and language skills which may not be possible with hearing aids. Public can also look into the ADIP scheme from the government which has the option for cochlear implantation for children up to 6 years of age.

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