Unable to cope with the sudden loss of hearing and also unable to mop up the required money for a replacement, Prerna was looking at a bleak time ahead. Thankfully that is about to change.
There is good news for Prerna Bamne (46), whose cochlear implant device’s sound processor, costing Rs 2.5 lakh, was stolen from her residence in a small chawl in Andheri on Friday. Unable to cope with the sudden loss of hearing and also unable to mop up the required money for a replacement, Prerna was looking at a bleak time ahead. Thankfully that is about to change. After reading dna report on Prerna’s predicament, and her husband registering an FIR over the issue with DN Nagar police station, a Good Samaritan has come forward to donate Rs 2.5 lakh to make good the stolen device.<!– Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –> Prerna had lead a normal life till 2011. She suffered hearing loss in 2012, after which she started talking loudly with the family members. Repeated tests too failed to give any hope in reviving her condition. It was after running from pillar to post that some NGOs came forward to fund her cochlear implant surgery, which cost around Rs 5.8 lakh. But the theft in her house in April 2015 again left her deaf. She had kept the implant in dry box at night to get it rid of moisture. “I really admire Rustom Hormazdiyar, an 88-year-old retired general manager and company secretary of a chemical manufacturing company who has come forward to help Prerna,” said Prerna.