We are dedicated to helping qualified individuals and families receive a free or subsidized cochlear implant. Our team has over 20 years of experience in bringing life-changing hearing solutions to developing countries around the world.
Leila was a 8-year-old girl living in a small village outside of Sulaymaniyah, Iraq. She was a bright and curious child with a love for learning and a determination to succeed. But there was one big challenge standing in her way – Leila was deaf. Growing up in a place where resources are scarce and access to healthcare is limited, Leila would face insurmountable challenges in her life.
"Leila's dream to is one day pursue her post-grad studies abroad and improve her English skills."
In a country where education is often seen as the key to upward mobility, Leila's deafness made it difficult for her to keep up with her classmates and learn at the same pace as them. Without access to proper accommodations or assistive care, Leila struggled to fully participate in her education and fell behind her peers.
Leila's deafness also made her more vulnerable in other ways. Without the ability to hear warnings or alarms, she was at greater risk of accidents and injuries. And in a country where women are often expected to marry young and have children, stigma was attached to her deafness and she faced social isolation and discrimination, which made it difficult for her to make friends and fit in.
After years of research and knocking on doors, Leila’s father was able to get in touch with Kurdistan Save the Children. The organization was able to introduce Leila and her family the opportunity to participate in Neubio Global Impact program.
She received an implant and has since made an outstanding recovery. As soon as the device was activated, Leila was amazed by the sounds she was able to hear. She could finally understand what her teachers and classmates were saying, and she was able to participate in class and learn at the same pace as everyone else.
With her cochlear implant, Leila's life changed dramatically. She was no longer isolated or held back by her deafness, and she was able to make friends and thrive in school. She even started dreaming about becoming a doctor or a teacher one day, and she knew that with hard work and determination, anything was possible. In 2021, Leila graduated from university and is pursuing a degree in Engineering.
Leila's story shows how a cochlear implant can make a huge difference in the life of a child with hearing loss. Without the support of her family and a financing program, Leila's future would have been very different, but thanks to these resources, she was able to overcome the limitations of her deafness and reach her full potential. There are far too many stories similar to Leila’s and deafness does not discriminate against race, gender or social boundaries.
Our mission is to improve the lives of people living with hearing loss, particularly in developing countries where economic opportunities and government support are limited. The realities of deafness when unaddressed can create more vulnerabilities, especially for children and women.
We believe that everyone deserves access to technology that can help them overcome the challenges of deafness and lead a fulfilling life.
To make our solutions as accessible as possible, we use smart manufacturing practices to keep our costs low and offer financing through JoyCare to make our products more accessible.
We also partner with nonprofit organizations that support basic healthcare and prenatal care, as many cases of deafness can be prevented with proper medical attention. We believe that by addressing the root causes of deafness, we can help break the cycle of vulnerability and give people the opportunity to achieve their full potential.