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Behzad

Behzad lost his eye sight after suffering a stroke when he was in a car accident 30 years ago.

He lost consciousness when his vehicle crashed into a lorry and went under the wheels. When he came round, he couldn’t see.

Behzad, who lives in Gwent, has been supported by British Wireless since 2013 and currently has one of our Sonata Plus+ internet radios, which he says gives him company and tranquillity.

The 65-year-old says he finds daily life hard as he’s confined to the house but having easy access to his radio makes a real difference.

He enjoys listening to Classic FM, Radio 4 and Radio 3 and also takes advantage of the many podcasts which the player can access.

Behzad says he has a job to sleep sometimes so he listens to his set at night as well and finds it very easy to use.

“I was working as a mechanic when I lost my sight,” he says.

“It was very difficult and scary. I lost something very precious and you can’t get over it – but you cope with it.

“The radio makes a lot of difference – I’m constantly listening to it and it passes the time and I don’t think about anything else. I just listen to the radio and concentrate on that.

“It won’t replace my eyesight but it has helped.”



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