"We're getting old, and all we can hope for is for Kah Choon to regain his hearing. He'll be able to take care of himself one day when we're not around."
Seng Kah Choon, 36, is deaf in his left ear and has only 20% hearing in his right. His daily life and work are affected, which causes his elderly parents concern. Family hopes that enthusiastic people will help raise RM72,800 so that Kah Choon can have the opportunity to implant a cochlear and regain their hearing and "voice"!
Seng Kah Choon from Petaling Jaya, Selangor, had hearing problems since he was a child. He can pronounce, but not complete words. At the time, the family mistakenly assumed he was simply slower than other children in learning words, but they had no idea he was deaf in both ears.
When he was 5, he was standing on the side of the road when a car behind him honked his horn, but he didn't respond. Only then did his parents realise he had hearing difficulties. They took him to the hospital for a hearing test and discovered that he couldn't hear anything in his left ear and had only about 20% hearing in his right ear.
Kah Choon's life hasn't changed much despite wearing hearing aids for many years. He struggled in school to keep up with his studies and was unable to enrol in a special school to learn sign language because he could still express himself vocally.
As an adult, his hearing problems also affected his ability to find a job. He has held several jobs but did not last long, and he can only continue to look for suitable jobs in the near future. Mother Hong Yit Yeen, on the other hand, revealed that if Seng Kah Choon encounters words he does not understand, he will ask or use his mobile phone to search the Internet to try to understand the meaning.
【Parents are old, and they only hope that their children can hear the voice as soon as possible, so that they can be self-reliant in the future】
In the era of poor information, Kah Choon's parents were unaware that their child could participate in speech therapy classes, nor did he realise that cochlear implant surgery could improve his hearing. Fortunately, his mother learned from a friend that surgery could help Kah Choon, and after consulting with a doctor and going through various tests, the doctor confirmed that Kah Choon's condition is suitable for cochlear implantation.
The elderly parents are worried about Cheng Jiajun's life and self-care ability in the future, so they hope that he can undergo cochlear implant surgery in his left ear as soon as possible and gradually find his own pace of life. However, Kah Choon, who is currently unemployed, his father, Seng Mun Fatt, who works as a grab car driver, and his mother, Hong Yit Yeen, who is a promoter, do not have enough income to pay up to RM72,800 for cochlear implant surgery.
After home visits, ONE HOPE CHARITY decided to lend a helping hand to Seng's family and help raise RM72,800 for cochlear implant surgery fees in order to help Kah Choon improve his hearing and life through surgery.
The family agreed to fully authorise One Hope Charity to take charge of the fundraising and collect donations from the well-wishers on their behalf. Call our hotline at 016-419 2192 or 019-232 2192 if you have any questions.