Muhammad Talha's Story
4-year-old Muhammad Talha was born with sensorineural hearing loss. Since he hasn’t been able to hear since birth, he is also unable to speak. His condition was discovered at the age of 6 months, when his parents consulted a doctor due to his unresponsiveness to sound. Initially, his condition was treated with a hearing aid but that plan did not work; Talha still couldn’t pick up sounds, even after using the aid for almost a year. His ENT then recommended that his parents try for a cochlear implant to restore his hearing.
Talha, his parents, and his 4 siblings live in a very small cottage in Dir, temporarily granted to them by their village’s landlord. His father works at a bakery in the nearby town, earning 16,000 PKR/month to meet his family’s basic needs.
“I am not qualified for a higher paying job so my salary is restricted to this small amount. My situation will never allow me to get my son the necessary treatment but I am glad that I can ask for help through this platform. Talha’s entire family will be truly grateful for anything you can send our way for his surgery.” – Talha’s father, Bakht Bahadur
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Muhammad Talha's Story
Muhammad Talha, 4.7 years old, had sensorineural hearing loss since birth. In order to develop his sense of hearing, he was advised to have a cochlear implant surgery. His operation was performed by Dr. Naveed Aslam on 11-11-2020 in National Hospital & Medical Center, Lahore. The internal component of the implant was fixed in this surgery behind Talha’s ear. He recovered well from the procedure and was discharged after one day of hospital stay. He was given follow up advice to come back after 6 weeks for fixation of the external component of this device. The external component has also been installed now by Dr. Atif Ikram on 04-01-2021. Talha has started hearing and responding to sounds. He is on regular follow ups by the audiologist.