Tavheed Ahamad Rather
Tavheed Ahamad Rather, an 11 year old boy lives in Noorbagh Srinagar Kashmir, India, is a student of grade 5 studies at the local government school. His father, Gulam Mohammad Rather is a local shop keeper and Tavvheed, his only child. From early childhood Tavheed was diagnosed with moderately severe bilateral sensoria-neural hearing loss.
He was recommended to use a hearing aid. When he was just 2 years old his father realised he had hearing impairment and also a problem in speech.
Tavheed’s father was able to arrange a hearing aid from the local government centre which made little difference to his impairment as he was not able to comprehend low frequency sounds efficiently. That hearing aid was a simple type commonly used by older age persons but did not affect Tavheeds’ hearing level.
However his father could not find any other alternative hearing aid because he had very limited sources of income and has trouble even meeting the needs of his family properly.
AS Tavheed grew he started experiencing many difficulties at both social as well as academic level. Slowly his social life become dull and boring due to his impairment. Thanks to his hearing impairment his speech had many confusing errors. Day by day his studies were hampered while his teachers got angry as they complained to his parents that he was not attentive enough in classroom in spite of wearing that government, low quality hearing aid.
His father could not believe his eyes that now Tavheed could hear normally .
Tavheed was too shy to express his joy but soon was discovering the new joy of happiness through hearing that was lost once. But now it was back for him.
His father was very much happy and thankful to Hope Hearing. Tavheed now must come for speech therapy training once in a week with which his father agreed .
So that is what makes it fun to be an audiologist.