More than a year ago little Nastya from Kharkiv was profoundly deaf. Now she says she hears her mother. Local team of professionals bring children the ability to speak. In Volyn region there is a unique rehabilitating program after the surgical implantation of the cochlear implant – a special hearing device that provides a sense of sound to a person who is profoundly deaf or severely hard of hearing in both hears. The surgeries of such complexity perform just in Lutsk, Kyiv and Dnipro.

Hearing recover may take 3-6 months.

In the sanatorium children work not only with speech therapists and psychologists. They also have massages done.

These days 362 deaf babies all over Ukraine are waiting for the cochlear implant. The government allocated 120 million UAN for the surgeries. However, 150 million UAN are needed more to provide all the children with hearing.