Although Maya Deaf Foundation was established at the beginning of 2017, it was always the dream of a young boy. Growing up with a Cochlear implant, Laszlo was able to experience life both deaf and hearing. He noticed that with his hearing aid on life presented certain challenges, but the challenges intensified without the hearing aid on.
He felt that society is set up in a way that perfectly accommodates the hearing, and as a result the Deaf cannot enjoy the same benefits. Together, Laszlo and Ruth started the September #NotDEAFeted campaign in 2016 to spread deaf awareness and share with the public the plight of those affected by hearing loss. September soon ended, but more needed to be done. It was for this reason Maya Deaf Foundation was established.