Photo: press service of the Akhmetov Foundation
Little Kirill recently became a member of the project “Rinat Akhmetov – For Children. Now I hear” – a seven-month-old boy received highly sensitive hearing aids from the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation.
Suspicions about problems with the hearing of the baby appeared among the doctors in the Kharkov maternity hospital, where Kirill was born. It was possible to undergo a second examination in Dnipro, where the family moved due to constant shelling of their native city.
Then the doctors diagnosed Kirill with bilateral sensorineural hearing loss. Children with hearing loss are able to hear the world around them with modern ultra-sensitive hearing aids.
The Rinat Akhmetov Foundation responded to the appeal of the family of migrants for help. Thanks to the hearing aids donated by the Foundation, Kirill now perceives a variety of sounds and will subsequently learn to speak and explore the world, in no way inferior to his peers.
“Many thanks to Rinat Leonidovich personally for helping us in this difficult situation,” Kirill’s dad thanked.
The Foundation has been helping children with hearing impairments since 2007. Thanks to him, more than 200 boys and girls received highly sensitive hearing prostheses that adapt to the individual characteristics of the child. Over the 17 years of the Rinat Akhmetov for Children program, more than 5 million children have received support.
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