Peter is the youngest in his family, and is a one-year-old boy from Kenya. He has a brother, Ainea, who is also featured on Watsi with hearing difficulties.
When his mother brought Peter’s brother, Ainea, in for a hearing checkup, she was advised to have Peter checked as well. He had an Auditory Brain-stem Response test done at the age of one. He was diagnosed with severe sensorineural hearing loss, due to damage to the inner ear.
Hearing aids were recommended for Peter, however his mother was not able to raise the full amount needed. His family and friends have subsidized his hearing aids by $104, but he still needs $929 in order to receive them.
The hearing aids will allow Peter to hear more clearly and will give him the chance to learn to speak as he grows up.
“My hope is to see my children able to hear and talk,” Peter’s mother said.