Adam Kassam: Profoundly deaf eight-year-old from Swiss Cottage wins piano funding

Adam Kassam: Profoundly deaf eight-year-old from Swiss Cottage wins piano fundingA budding pianist has secured more than £500 in sponsorship to fund his musical endeavours – despite being profoundly deaf.

Eight-year-old Adam Kassam, of Quickswood, Swiss Cottage, is now working towards his grade one exam on the piano after receiving the grant.

Adam, a pupil of University College School Junior Branch in Holly Hill, Hampstead, began to lose his hearing at the age of three due to a genetic disorder.

As a young child he loved listening and dancing to music of all kinds – and thanks to an ear implant system he can now indulge this passion once again.

His parents Altaf and Shahira entered him for the music grant competition after he was fitted with the cochlear implant last December.

Adam was treated at the Royal Free Hospital in Pond Street, Hampstead, before receiving a cochlear implant from manufacturer MED-EL.

via Profoundly deaf eight-year-old from Swiss Cottage wins piano funding – News – Hampstead and Highgate Express.

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