Liza TeqnejyanLiza Teqnejyan

Narrated by Vadruhi, Liza´s Mom

Liza TeqnejyanHello, my name is Varduhi, I am Liza’s Mom. We live in Nor Hachn Town in Armenia. I am quite excited to write Liza’s story as we met many obstacles on our way to huge success.
Liza is my second child, she has an elder brother who is normally hearing. When Liza was an one year old child we noticed that she didn’t react to noises at all. We took her to Arabkir Paediatric Medical Center where she was diagnosed 4th grade of sensorineural hearing loss. It was a real shock to our family. At that moment we were ready to do everything for our baby girl. We were advised to go to Erebouni Medical Center where we found out about Cochlear implantations. When we were told about the huge amount of money needed for her salvation, first thing that came to our mind was to sell our nice apartment in Yerevan, the capital city of Armenia, and pay for the Cochlear implantation. We decided not to wait for years until we find a donor for Liza as we were clearly explained about the risks and that her chances of learning to hear and speak could be lost during the time.


Heghine OhanyanHeghine Ohanyan

Narrated by Heghine Ohanyan

Heghine Ohanyan Hello, my name is Heghine Ohanyan. I was born on the 13th of April in 2004 in the city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia. I had a serious problem, because I was diagnosed 4th grade sensorineural deafness.

I was implanted at the age of 4 in Krasnoyarsk. After the surgery my Mom left me and my Dad. My father took me to Armenia to live with my Granny, whose name, by the way, is also Heghine Ohanyan. Now we live in the town of Vanadzor, in Armenia. I consider her to be my real Mom. She made every effort to give me all the very best in this world. Today, I should thank only her to become a normally hearing child. But I also can’t forget Inessa Harutyunyan, my speech therapist, who taught me to pronounce letters, words, then sentences.

With the help of my Cochlear implant I was able to hear and live as a normal child. I went to the kindergarden. After that I went to a mainstream school. I learn well, get good marks. I love reading and even got several honorary diplomas for great reading at school. In addition to the school I also attend painting lessons which I really enjoy.


Edgar NersisyanEdgar Nersisyan

Narrated by Edgar Nersisyan

Edgar Nersisyan Hello, I am Edgar Nersisyan from Gyumri, Armenia. I was born on 27.08.1975. I am a musician. A tragedy happened to me when I started to gradually lose the ability of hearing. When I was 32 years old I became completely deaf. For  a man, who worked as a musician and maintained his family it was a real disaster. I started to look for help. In Erebouni Medical Centre, in Yerevan, Armenia, I was diagnosed 4th grade of sensorineural hearing loss. The only salvation for me and for other people with the same diagnosis is Cochlear implantation which costs a lot of money. Because of  lack of finances I had to wait for a whole year until I found a donor for my cochlear implantation. At the age of 33, in 2008  I got an implant with Freedom speech processor.  It helped me a lot to get back to life, to hear the sounds of lovely music again.


Artyom VardanyanArtyom Vardanyan

Artyom VardanyanNarrated by Marineh Vardanyan, Artyom´s Mom

Hello, my name is Marineh Vardanyan, I am Artyom’s Mom. I live with my family in the town Artashat, in Armenia. My son was born on the 22nd of January, in 2002. At that time there was no hearing screening for newborns, and this was the reason we did not know about Artyom being deaf right after his birth. When he was one and a half years old I noticed that my son was not reacting to noises at all. Immediately we took him to Arabkir paediatric hospital in Yerevan to be examined. Artyom was diagnosed 4th grade sensorineural hearing loss.


Armine KocharyanArmine Kocharyan

Armineh KocharyanNarrated by Armine Kocharyan
Hello! My name is Armine  Kocharyan from Yerevan, Armenia. I was born in 1986. At the age of three I got hard flue and it was fatal to my life, because it left me with a serious illness called 4th grade sensorineural deafness. The only salvation was a Cochlear implantation, but because of  lack of financial resources I was only Cochlear-implanted at the age of nineteen. Until then I used hearing aids which, of course, helped me, but not too much. So I experienced the clear hearing only after many years with my Cochlear Implant.


Die Spendenaktion “Sprachprozessoren für armenische Kinder mit CI” geht weiter !

Liebe Eltern! Liebe CI Träger! Liebe Mitarbeiter an CI Reha-Zentren!

Im November 2011 haben wir zur Spendenaktion „Sprachprozessoren für Kinder mit CI in Armenien“ aufgerufen. Wir baten Sie, gebrauchte und nicht mehr benötigte Freedom Sprachprozessoren zu verschenken und wir versicherten, dass diese in die richtigen Hände geraten werden.

Einige Familien aus Deutschland und der Schweiz haben uns erhört. Wir erhielten Freedom und noch einige Sprachprozessoren der vorhergehenden Generation. Im Juli 2012 reisten wir nach Jerewan und übergaben alle Spenden an die Familien und teilweise an die sie betreuenden Therapeuten. Sehen Sie selbst, wie groß die Freude auf allen Seiten war: Video Upgrade Übergabe Yerevan .

Aber nicht allen Kindern konnte geholfen werden!

Hier sind einige, die uns mit erwartungsvollen Augen ansehen und darauf hoffen, dass auch sie bald stolze Besitzer eines „neuen“ Sprachprozessors aus Deutschland, der Schweiz oder Österreich sein werden. Und vielleicht träumen sie auch davon, dass sie auf diese Weise eine „Brief“-Freundschaft schaffen – auf moderne Weise natürlich – per e-Mail oder Skype.

Bitte helfen Sie uns in unseren Bemühungen und „Schenken Sie Kindern Gehör“!

Dr. Dr. h.c. Monika Lehnhardt

Im Namen der Prof. Ernst Lehnhardt-Stiftung

Spendenaufruf: für armenische Kinder suchen wir: CI-Prozessoren, die nicht mehr verwendet werden

Das Startprojekt für die Gründung eines Cochlear Implant Fonds für armenische Kinder besteht darin, dass wir Sprachprozessoren suchen, die von Kindern nach einem “upgrade” (Erhalt eines Sprachprozessors neuer Generation) nicht mehr gebraucht werden. Schreiben sie bitte einen Kommentar unten, wenn sie die Aktion unterstützen können – vielen Dank !

Liebe Eltern

Sie sind Eltern von Kindern mit einem oder vielleicht sogar zwei Cochlear Implantaten und einem/ zwei Sprachprozessoren der neuesten Generation, die von der Krankenkasse bezahlt worden sind?

Sie sind in der glücklichen Lage, dass in Deutschland