LAKSHMI LIKHITHA

Lakshmi was a year and a half old when her parents identified her hearing impairment. They consulted ENT specialists and audiologists who recommended hearing aids and auditory training classes. When she showed no improvement, the doctors suggested that she go for a cochlear implant. At the age of 12, she underwent the surgery CI in 2010, she upgraded to advanced speech processer N5 from a basic one and her speech perception improved substantially.

Lakshmi secured 88% is her SSC exam and 70% in her intermediate. She has joined an engineering college and aspires to become a civil engineer soon. She has taken a keen interest in cultural activities, particularly dance and has given several performances. Her successful journey was even acknowledged by then chief minister Late Dr.Rajashekar Reddy with an award.