Sofia and Polina Derevjanko

20.06.2012 and 16.07.2013 Belarus
деревянко шоп
All collected money
37 091 USD
Total collected
37 091 USD

Diagnosis of the child

chronic bilateral sensorineural hearing loss

In the past, sensorineural hearing loss was referred to as “nerve deafness”. We now know that in most cases the problem stems from the inner ear rather than from the hearing nerve. However, we continue to group the two problems together, because the inner ear and the hearing nerve are connected and need to work together.

It’s another reason why hearing loss should be treated promptly – the ‘downstream’ neural parts of the hearing system need input from the ‘upstream’ sensory parts in order to grow and stay healthy.

The purpose of the collection

cochlear implant

History of the child

Derevyanko’s family brings up two wonderful children, Sofia and Polina (kids no more than a year apart in age). At the age of two years  Sofia had the following diagnosis — chronic bilateral sensorineural hearing loss (4 degree). And the question from parents: “How in the absolutely healthy family could be born a deaf child?” …

But there was no end of bad news. Doctors examined the younger daughter Polina and rendered an unfavourable verdict: bilateral sensorineural hearing loss, the same as by Sofia. Healthy parents and two deaf children …

But there is such miracle as a cochlear implantation. Both girls have an implantation on the right ear and Sofia with Polina could hear this world! Girls are very smart, they learn to speak and try to communicate with other children.

Every day without fully cochlear implantation means first of all the loss of virtually important skills. Without the ability to understand teachers and communicate with children it has become impossible. To grow up normally the girls needs an implantation on the left ear that costs 36 894 USD.

Let’s help girls to hear the world!

Collecting is closed (03.04.2019).