Safi Ur Rehman's Story
Safi ur Rehman from Kasur, aged 11, suffers from congenital bilateral Sensorineural Hearing Loss. Which means he is unable to hear from both ears and therefore fails to respond to voice and sound since birth. Sensorineural hearing loss, or SNHL, is categorized by inner ear damage. Inner ear comprises a spiraling organ called cochlea that contains tiny hair called stereocilia. These hair convert vibrations from sound waves into neural signals that are carried to the brain via the auditory nerve. It is sadly the most common type of permanent hearing loss. Although medicine or surgery cannot fix SNHL, cochlear implants can bring hearing in people to a great degree. People with cochlear implants report improved communication and quality of life as they no longer require visual cues and can detect the direction of sounds. This progress enables them to familiarize themselves with everyday environment sounds. Safi ur Rehman’s mother hopes of introducing her son to the world of sound.
“Cochlear implants are a key that guarantee my child’s entrance into the world of sound. It breaks my heart to realise that for the past eleven years of his life, Safi, unlike other children, remains unfamiliar to the magic evoked from the world of sound. He has curtains over his ears that never let any voice pass through. Not even my voice. Due to his inability to pick up sound he remains silent too. I dread at the thought of not getting to hear his voice ever. But I have vowed to never give up. A check-up at a local public hospital revealed my child’s ailment. The doctor installed a hearing aid that hung around his ears to no advantage. Presently another doctor has stressed the need of cochlear implants. With an income of PKR.15000, I pay rent of the house we live in and provide for my two children. When it comes to finances I am largely dependent on my parents.”
Luckily, now that Safi ur Rehman and his family have been connected with Transparent Hands, you can make this procedure possible. Generously, donate for Safi ur Rehman’s cochlear implant in order for him to enter the world of sound.
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Safi Ur Rehman's Story
Safi-ur-Rehman, aged 11 years, a resident of Kasur has not been able to hear since he was born. When his parents noticed that she was not responding to sounds, they took him to the doctor. There he was diagnosed with a condition known as Sensorineural Hearing Loss. The doctor recommended a Cochlear Implant for Safi-ur-Rehman. For this purpose he was referred to the National Hospital and Medical Center. Here his surgery was performed and a Cochlear Implant was installed by Dr. Naveed Aslam on 28.08.2021 on the right side of his head. He was discharged in a stable condition after two days of hospital stay. However, this was not the end of his procedure. He will soon visit the hospital again for the placement of the external component of his device.