Parvathi Sujith was brought to NISH when she was three years oldsuspecting hearing loss. Having diagnosed with hearing loss, she was fitted with hearing aid. She stepped into the world of sounds but the world of sound was strange and perplexing for her. Not even having heard even her mother’s lullaby before, neither speech nor language made sense to her.The timely support and intervention that she received from NISH and her mother’s untiring efforts changed her story. In a span of 3 months, Parvathi began to show marked progress. By the time, she turned 5,Parvathi acquired language on par with her hearing peers.
At the age of 6, Parvathi was admitted to a regular school where she successfully completed her 12 years of schooling. It would not have been possible if not for the support of her friends and teachers. There were many hurdles that she and her parents had to face, but they overcame them with the timely help and guidance from NISH. She passed 10thstandard with flying colors and has developed skills in co-curricular activities such as painting and story writing. Initially she had language issues with English but was able to pick up in no time and secured good result in her10+2 examinations. Currently she is pursuing B.Arch.
Parvathi, who is now 19, does not despair in the face of adversity. Her parents believe she is indeed blessed and have immense faith that she will achieve her goals and move forward in life. We at NISH take immense pride in sharing her success story and will continue with our efforts to bring out more “Parvathi’s” from among the population at EIP program.