At the age of three, Gayana was diagnosed with profound hearing loss. The loss of not being able to enjoy sounds naturally didn’t pull her parent’s spirits down; and they decided to get her a Cochlear™ implant during her early developing years.

Today, there is no holding her back as she can respond as well as speak. Gayana loves playing Chowkabara (traditional sports game) & Kuntebille (hopscotch) with her grandmother.

Watch Gayana’s story as she talks about how much she’s already accomplished with her cochlear implant.

This video is in Kannada and has English subtitles.


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