I have a friend who lost her hearing completely after being given Streptomycin when she was 15 years old.
She lives in a rural part of China where medical support is non existant
I want to know are there any new products or methods to correct this without going to the unaffordable route of a Cochlear implant , i have heard the CI is about $70,000 ??
She is a very intelligent educated woman but has worked shovelling coal for 10 years due to discrimination over her hearing impairment , and has no social life due to a lack of acceptance and understanding of disabilities in China so it would be nice to find a way to help.
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