Komak Charity Foundation is an independent charity organization that was established on February 2013 with registration# 185. The founder of Komak is Katayoun Riahi, a globally-recognized Iranian actress (for more info see here). Our mission at Komak is to assist children with hearing impairments with the costs of implants. We also provide support and information to patients, parents, and professionals.
کار ما پیشی گرفتن در نیکوکاری
نیاز ما بی نیازی همگان
Mission and Values
Our main objective at Komak is to help those families who cannot afford their children’s Cochlear Implant. Your donations would support such families to maintain their children’s personal health and safety.
For the implant to be most effective, it is necessary that the procedure takes place very early in life. Unfortunately many families do not have the necessary funds available for this life-altering procedure, as hearing aids can cost as much as $15,000. While hearing loss may lead to depression, social isolation, and communication difficulties, the implant cost is the major reason most patients opt out of the treatment or wait seven to 10 years before seeking one.
All kids, no matter where they live, are our children – they all deserve a fair opportunity in life.
Komak’s organizational body includes sections that offer cultural, educational, healthcare, and legal services. In additional to financially supporting the patients who need hearing aids, Komak offers a wider range of programs, some of which are discussed below:
Support children with hearing impairment by offering educational classes, helping patients with school activities, and providing consultation sessions.
Raise awareness of hearing loss and promote hearing health by conducting educational programs, translating relevant articles, publishing children books, distributing educational CDs, and holding music concerts and plays for children.
Sponsor hearing and balance researchby collaborating with universities and other educational institutes, and by awarding research grants to investigators who are making advances in the field of hearing and balance science, auditory research, hearing restoration, and congenital deafness.