Muhammad Rehan's Story
Two-and-a-half-year-old Rehan, a resident of Rawalpindi, had been suffering from profound hearing loss since birth. His parents noticed this and took him to the hospital for a consultation when he was a year old. After a thorough evaluation and some diagnostic tests, the doctor diagnosed him with sensorineural hearing loss. To overcome this condition, the doctor advised him to undergo cochlear implant surgery.
A cochlear implant would restore his hearing, but unfortunately, his family cannot afford the cost of the surgery. In their urgent need for assistance, they reached out to Transparent Hands. Through the amazing support of our kind donors, Rehan got an opportunity to regain his ability to hear.
He was admitted to National Hospital Lahore, where Dr. Asim skillfully performed the cochlear implant surgery on 12-06-2023. The doctor successfully implanted the internal component with accuracy and expertise, constituting an important step in his quest for hearing restoration. He was discharged after one day of stay in the hospital.
Rehan’s complete recovery of hearing was a gradual process. After a few weeks, the skilled doctor inserted the external component of the cochlear implant. He will be able to recognize and process sounds after going through several speech therapy sessions. This life-changing moment opened up a whole new world for him, filled with wonder and the complexities of language.
He received support from a skilled speech therapist who guided her through speech therapy sessions, helping him to develop language and communication skills. Thanks to the cochlear implant, he embraced a world of learning, friendship, and fulfillment.
With this implant, he can now actively participate in conversations and feel more comfortable in social gatherings. The kind donors’ generous contributions and unwavering support made it possible for Rehan and his family to afford this life-changing surgery. He will carry their sincere gratitude in his heart, as this gift of hearing will greatly improve his life in the years ahead.