To celebrate day four of International Week of the Deaf, we thought we would share Godheart’s story!
Godheart Kengeh is a Theatre Nurse at Mbingo Baptist Hospital in Cameroon. Cameroonian Hearing Aid Technicians, Evelyn Tenkeh Mayohni and Rephah Chia, and visiting UK Audiologist on a voluntary assignment with Sound Seekers, Amina Abonde Adigun, fitted him with a hearing aid in January 2016. Godheart explained:
“I lost the hearing in my left ear following barotrauma and was treated by a traditional herbalist due to ear pain at the age of 12. I work in the theatre at Mbingo Baptist Hospital but often mishear my colleagues when they ask for surgical instruments. This has been extremely challenging for me, especially as I work with various groups of visiting doctors every month.
The first day I was in theatre with my hearing aid, I didn’t have to be asked for anything twice. Everyone had noticed and wondered what had changed. I happily shared that I’d been fitted with a hearing aid and can now not do without it! I have new hope now that I can hear well.”