Valeriy Pysarenko, Member of Ukrainian Parliament, initiates a nationwide target program for the financing of patients with sensorineural deafness. At the request, the Politician addressed the Head of the Government, Volodymyr Groysman.
"The provision of children with cochlear implants is carried out according to the state program at the Kolomyychenko Institute of Otolaryngology, according to the queue, but the lack of necessary funding does not allow for the optimal age for cochlear implantation to be taken into account, and expensive parenting does not allow parents to purchase an implant independently," - Valeriy Pysarenko said.
In addition, according to the Deputy`s words, the target program for the financing of patients with sensorineural deafness should include not only payment for implantation hearing impairment, but also free systematic replacement of the external part of the system of cochlear implantation every 5 years, rehabilitation and provision of all maternity homes with equipment for hearing screening infants, for timely diagnosis.
"It is not enough to install implants, it's necessary to support such people throughout the whole life after the operation by technical means (speech processors and components) . Otherwise, the money provided for cochlear operations will be uselessly lost. Without further processing speech processors and timely replacement of speech processors, people remain deaf and isolated from of the world ", - the Politician added.