Shehryar Ahmed 's Story
Five-year-old Shehryar, a resident of Swat, had congenital sensorineural hearing loss. When he was one year old, his parents recognized something was wrong since he wasn’t reacting to their voices. His parents took him to the nearest hospital, where he underwent testing. He was diagnosed with sensorineural deafness after a consultation. He was advised by the doctor to have cochlear implant surgery. Unfortunately, his family was not in a stable financial situation to pay for the surgery. They contacted Transparent Hands for financial assistance.
He was admitted to Ali Medical Complex, Islamabad, where Dr. Jawad performed his operation on 20-06-2023. 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, he had a long way to go before his hearing was fully restored. After a few weeks, he returned to the hospital, where the external component of his cochlear implant was fixed, allowing him to enter a world of sound.
To enhance his language and communication skills, the doctor recommended that he needed speech therapy sessions to gradually grasp the intricacies and elegance of language, fostering a deeper understanding of speech.
His newfound auditory capability acts as a gateway to education, social engagement, and a richer life, facilitated by the cochlear implant that acts as a conduit to the world of sound. This implant empowers him to actively take part in conversations, ensuring he feels embraced and connected during social occasions. It enables him to forge significant bonds, share laughter, and create shared memories with his family, friends, and peers.
This life-transforming surgery made feasible for Shehryar and his family through the kindness of donors and the invaluable assistance of Transparent Hands, marks a milestone. Your benevolence has granted him the precious gift of hearing, the impact of which will impact him throughout his life.