India - Cochin

Hearing loss detection mobile


A high percentage among the rural population are born with hearing loss that goes undetected/treated due to lack of awareness and/or access to proper health care. This affects the language skill development and learning process in spite of the normal/above normal intelligence of these children, and lead to life long psycho-social maladjustment and alienation and stigma in the society. Our Rotary proposes to say no to deafness in these children by providing a mobile deafness detection unit, consisting of one each of Otoscope,ABR equipment,OAE test equipment, VRA & PA equipments and a van to Little Flower Hospital, Angamally (the van will be custom converted to serve also as an audio room by the hospital)to be used as mobile health service unit among the poor in the rural areas around the Cochin Airport Rotary in Kerala,India.We are seeking helping hand from one or more international clubs in this project as this is the last opportunity to do such a project before the new MG system come into effect in 2013.

Primary Host Partner in the Project Country

Club: Cochin Airport Rotary

District: 3201

Primary Contact: Dr. Prasad Punnoose

Email: prasadpunnoosekalady@gmail.com

Check all projects from: [District 3201] [Cochin Airport Rotary Rotary Club] [Dr. Prasad Punnoose]

Primary International Partner Outside the Project Country

Club: Pomona

District: 5300

Primary Contact: Clive Houston-Brown

Email: cliveinrotary@gmail.com

Check all projects from: [District 5300] [Pomona Rotary Club] [Clive Houston-Brown]

Proposed Financing

Primary Host Sponsor Rotary Club/District

Rotary Club of Cochin Airport Rotary


District 3201 DDF


Primary International Sponsor Rotary Club/District

Rotary Club of Pomona


District 5300 DDF


Amount requested from the Rotary Foundation




Status and Progress Information


This project is completed. Project listed for the 2012-13 Rotary Year.

The Matching Grant application number from TRF is #78116.

The TRF Staff in charge of this grant is Agne Jankauskaite (agne.jankauskaite@rotary.org).

<15-May-12> System Entry
Creation of project page.

<15-Aug-12> System Entry
Pledge of $2,600 with $2,250 DDF by Clive Houston-Brown of the Rotary Club of Pomona, District 5300.

<16-Nov-12> by Prasad Punnoose
MG application received by TRF, assigned MG#78116 and been forwarded for approval.

<17-Nov-12> System Entry
Grant paperwork sent to The Rotary Foundation.

<2-Dec-12> by Prasad Punnoose
As on Nov 27, 2012 the partner clubs have been informed that this project is approved by TRF.

<2-Dec-12> System Entry
Grant approved by The Rotary Foundation.

<2-Sep-13> System Entry
Grant status changed to "Completed".