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Cochlear Implant Team
Cochlear Implant Before Surgery
Cochlear Implant Patient
Cochlear Implant

Pioneering Project Providing Free Cochlear Implants to Poor Patients:

In many third world countries there is no governmental facility for the poor to get access to Cochlear Implantation (a cure for total deafness). A child who is born or becomes totally deaf is deprived of hearing everyday sounds and it is almost impossible for them to develop spoken language. Approximately 250,000 people worldwide have received cochlear implants (to date) and the vast majority have been done in developed countries (approx. £20,000 per implant).


Dow University Hospital Karachi (DUH) 2011-2012

IMRA arranged an Audiologist and a Speech therapist from Karachi (DUH) to come to London in 2011 and gain training in Cochlear Implant Rehabilitation. These trainees spent about 6 months at Great Ormond Street Hospital, Royal National Ear, Nose, Throat Hospital, Northwick Park Hospital in London and Manchester Royal Infirmary.

Two ENT Surgeons from DUH, Karachi were also trained for 3 months at Great Ormond and Royal National ENT Hospital in 2012 to start the first free Cochlear Implant Programme for poor patients in Pakistan. IMRA spent £20,000 for the training of the above personnel.

IMRA donated 200 Hearing Aids to DUH Karachi as well as Nerve Monitoring Equipment costing approximately £6500.

© 2017 IMRA (International Medical Relief Agency) Registered Charity No. 1089354.