Narrated by Edgar Nersisyan
Hello, I am Edgar Nersisyan from Gyumri, Armenia. I was born on 27.08.1975. I am a musician. A tragedy happened to me when I started to gradually lose the ability of hearing. When I was 32 years old I became completely deaf. For a man, who worked as a musician and maintained his family it was a real disaster. I started to look for help. In Erebouni Medical Centre, in Yerevan, Armenia, I was diagnosed 4th grade of sensorineural hearing loss. The only salvation for me and for other people with the same diagnosis is Cochlear implantation which costs a lot of money. Because of lack of finances I had to wait for a whole year until I found a donor for my cochlear implantation. At the age of 33, in 2008 I got an implant with Freedom speech processor. It helped me a lot to get back to life, to hear the sounds of lovely music again.