From the Shadow of Silence to Colors of Expression with the Unsung Heroes

  • CK Birla Hospitals, CMRI reverse hearing loss among young hearts with a cochlear implant

Kolkata, September 21, 2022: The Calcutta Medical Research Institute (CMRI), one of the largest multi-specialty hospitals in Kolkata celebrates “From the Shadow of Silence to Colors of Expression with the Young Unsung Heroes”. These unsung heroes who are now in the mainstream of life underwent complicated ENT surgeries and got a second lease on life. The skilled team of doctors and medical staff, together with high-end medical infrastructure have given a new lease of life to numerous young patients. With gratitude and kindness, patients today spoke about their experiences and showcased their talents at the press conference.

 Hellen Keller once said, “Blindness separates us from things but deafness separates us from people”. 

Eminent doctors from CMRI ENT team have generously contributed to their specialized field of ENT Dr. NV K Mohon, Consultant, Otologist, ENT & Cochlear implant surgeon; Dr. Arjun Dasgupta, Consultant, Rhinologist ENT, Endoscopic Skull-based surgeon & Dr. Chirojit Dutta, Consultant, Laryngologist, ENT Head & Neck Surgeon shared their opinion regarding complex ENT procedure & cochlear implantation in CMRI.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. N V K Mohan, ENT & Cochlear Implant Surgeon explains the challenges “Hearing impairment is one of the commonest disability in the human population and presents a great risk in everyday life due to problems with speech recognition, communication, and language acquisition. It is noted that there is a lack of awareness among people about hearing impairment. The timely and proper intervention of cochlear implants has good clinical outcome can help patients lead normal life. Complex ENT procedure sometimes along with advanced devices like the cochlear implant is indeed a boon for those with hearing loss”.

Dr. Arjun Dasgupta, Consultant, Rhinologist ENT, Endoscopic Skull-based surgeon & Dr. Chirojit Dutta, Consultant, Laryngologist, ENT Head & Neck Surgeon explains how lack of awareness gives rise to denials. “Although hearing loss is highly prevalent, there is a substantial lack of accessible information and recent development in the field of ENT. Children who are subjected to this challenge can fight it with the help of advanced ENT treatment & protocol. Advanced interventional devices can change society if the parents accept the new advanced technique like cochlear implants. Unlike glasses, which are considered fashionable, a hearing device is yet to become acceptable in society. It is often considered a sign of disability. Such stigma can affect the patient’s morality and confidence. This is very common among adult patients. People with such disability is regarded to be a burden to the society however, with the active help, support and guidance, people from different sections of the society can take up this challenge and reduce the challenge of hearing impairment which prevails today.”

The enriching session focussed on patients like:

Aahir Roy, an 8-year-old child suffered from hearing and speech loss since birth. He regained his hearing ability through a cochlear implant carried out skilfully by Dr. N V K Mohan, ENT & Cochlear Implant Surgeon along with his ENT team. Aahir has transitioned from a world of silence to a lively world of music.

Sreyashi Mistry, a 13-year-old child successfully underwent a cochlear implant under the expert care of Dr. N V K Mohan, ENT & Cochlear Implant Surgeon along with his ENT team. Sreyashi had a hearing defect since birth and after the implant, she is back in the mainstream society and plays synthesizer, and is an active table tennis placer.

Niranka Chatterjee, a young adult, born with hearing impairment in both ears underwent a cochlear implant under the expert care of Dr. N V K Mohan, ENT & Cochlear Implant Surgeon & ENT team. And today, he is mastering the art of singing and enjoys the world of art and colours through paintings.

About CMRI

The Calcutta Medical Research Institute (CMRI) is one of the biggest multispecialty hospitals in Kolkata & is the flagship hospital of CK Birla Hospitals. For over 50 years this hospital has been providing unmatched health care service to millions of patients from different parts of India and neighbouring countries. Based on three key principles Clinical Excellence, Ethical Conduct, and Patient Centricity this hospital has several eminent physicians, surgeons, and health care providers of national and international repute. Apart from clinical excellence, patients experience care and empathy from internationally trained nurses which ensures holistic care for millions of patients who have come to us over the years. 

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