Hearing Again - Cochlear Implants in Sichuan
Cochlear Australia has opened a one stop shop for Sichuan’s hearing impaired to help regain the gift of sound. Consul-General Nancy Gordon (pictured with 5 year-old Cochlear implant recipient Zhu Jingyao) opened the “Customer Experience and Service Centre” at Sichuan’s Bayi Rehabilitation Hospital on 1 September. A first for China, the Centre helps patients find the right kind of implants and offers speech therapy and other training for patients with Cochlear implants. With video-conferencing, trainers at the Centre can reach implant recipients in small villages throughout Sichuan. The centre is a culmination of more than a decade of co-operation between Australian-owned Cochlear and hospitals in Sichuan which has seen more than 700 people, mainly children, hear for the first time. Cochlear is the global market leader in implantable hearing solutions and a top 100 company on the Australian Stock Exchange.