Saeed Ahmed 's Story
Saeed, a seven-year-old boy from Quetta, has been facing challenges due to congenital sensorineural hearing loss. His parents became concerned when he was one year old and showed no response to their voices. They took him to a local hospital where tests revealed that he had sensorineural deafness. The doctor recommended cochlear implant surgery as a solution.
Unfortunately, Saeed’s family was not financially stable enough to afford the expensive surgery. In search of assistance, Saeed’s father reached out to Transparent Hands, hoping to provide his son with the gift of hearing. Eventually, Saeed was admitted to the National Hospital, Lahore, where Dr. Naveed Aslam successfully performed the cochlear implant surgery on 11-08-2023. After spending one day in the hospital, he was discharged.
Although the surgery was a success, Saeed still had a journey ahead of him to fully restore his hearing. After a few weeks, he returned to the hospital to have the external component of the cochlear implant fixed. This allowed him to enter a world of sound, enhancing his language and communication skills. The doctor recommended speech therapy sessions to help Saeed gradually improve his understanding of speech and develop his language abilities.
The cochlear implant opened up a new world for Saeed, enabling him to engage in education, social interactions, and a more fulfilling life. It acted as a conduit to the world of sound, allowing him to actively participate in conversations and feel connected during social occasions. With his newfound hearing, Saeed could form meaningful bonds, share laughter, and create lasting memories with his family, friends, and peers.
The generosity of donors and the invaluable support of Transparent Hands made this life-transforming surgery possible for Saeed and his family. They have granted him the precious gift of hearing, which will have a profound impact on his life.