Muhammad Bilal Khan's Story
Six-year-old Bilal, a resident of Mardan, has had sensorineural hearing loss since birth. Upon consultation at a local hospital, the doctor advised cochlear implant surgery as the only choice to enable him to hear. He was admitted to the University of Lahore, Teaching Hospital, where Dr. Naveed Aslam performed his operation on 5-01-2023.
The doctor fixed the internal component of the cochlear implant, and the operation was successful. He was discharged after one day in the hospital. However, the journey to full restoration of his hearing was not yet complete. After a few weeks, he revisited the hospital, and the doctor fixed the external component of the cochlear implant, paving the way for a world of sound for him. Yet the journey to full restoration of his hearing doesn’t end there. The doctor advised him to visit dedicated speech therapists to guide him on the path of language and communication development. Through their expertise and commitment, Bilal will learn to recognize and understand the beauty and complexities of speech, unlocking endless possibilities for his future. With the cochlear implant serving as a bridge to the world of sound, Bilal’s newfound ability to hear opens doors to education, social interaction, and a fulfilling life. With the implant, he can actively engage in conversations, feeling included and connected at social gatherings.
He can build meaningful relationships and experience the joy of laughter and shared moments with family, friends, and peers. He can now understand the nuances of tone and inflection, giving him a better understanding of feelings and intentions. The generosity of donors, along with the invaluable support of Transparent Hands, made this life-changing surgery possible for Bilal and his family. Your help has given him the gift of sound, and its effects will be felt for the rest of his life.