Tahir Iqbal's Story
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Eight months ago, Tahir Iqbal had a terrible road accident in which he suffered a severe head injury. Due to the blunt trauma to the head, Tahir Iqbal lost his sense of hearing shortly after the accident. He consulted many doctors. All of them told him that a cochlear implant is the last option to restore his sense of hearing. A cochlear implant is a neuroprosthetic device that is surgically implanted. This device will give Tahir a modified sense of sound. Unfortunately, Tahir Iqbal cannot afford the hefty cost of a cochlear implant. He works in the public sector and hardly earns PKR 25000 per month. Due to his condition, his promotion was put at a halt. Therefore, he is in no position to arrange for his surgery. In a conversation with us, he told us:
“I cannot describe the disorientation I felt after the accident. Apart from the physical pain and trauma, the accident left a deep psychological trauma on my mind. For the last eight months, I was not able to hear properly. I feel a huge distance between me and my loved ones. Tell me how to bridge this distance anymore? I am at my wit’s end now. Transparent Hands is my only hope now.”
Through the help of his doctor, Tahir Iqbal has requested Transparent Hands for help. We have assured him that we would try our best to arrange his surgery for free. Now, all we need is your help. Please donate for Tahir’s cochlear implant as much as you can. Your donation will help Tahir Iqbal hear again.
Disclaimer: Transparent Hands makes sure that all the patients get surgery in time. If a patient requires urgent surgery and his/her condition is serious, Transparent Hands conducts the surgery immediately. In the meantime, his/her campaign stays active on the website until we raise the complete funding. The hospitals on our panel have complete trust in us and wait for the payments until the patient's funding is completed.
Tahir Iqbal's Story
Tahir Iqbal, aged 35 years, suffered from a horrific roadside accident that resulted in a head injury. This happened around 8 months ago. He gradually recovered from the head injury. However, it resulted in loss of his sense of hearing. Nonetheless, Tahir did not lose hope and consulted multiple doctors in hopes of finding a solution to his problem. He was referred to National Hospital and his cochlear implant was installed in the right ear under the supervision of Dr. Naveed Aslam on 22.04.2021. However this was not the end of his procedure. He was to visit soon for the placement of the external component of the device. For this purpose he visited National Hospital again on 07.06.2021 where the external component of the device was placed. He was discharged the same day. Tahir will start taking his appointments with the speech therapist very soon. Gradually, over the period of a few months, the volume of his component will be adjusted after which he will be able to hear normally.