Fatima Habib's Story
4-year-old Fatima started experiencing sensorineural hearing loss at birth but her condition was not diagnosed before the age of 1. Over that year, her hearing gradually declined, leading to complete hearing loss.
“By the time she was 11 months old, she became completely unresponsive to even loud sounds and that is when we noticed that something was wrong.” – Fatima’s father.
When she was diagnosed, her parents arranged for a hearing aid but it, unfortunately, did not work on her. All hope is not lost for Fatima, however, because she has a chance to hear again through a surgically placed cochlear implant, but this is a costly procedure that her family cannot afford. Her father only earns 15,000 PKR/month and with 4 small children to support, this income is not nearly enough for even their basic necessities.
This beautiful girl deserves to experience her childhood fully.
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Updates & Timeline
Update on Fatima Habib's Surgery
10 Jan 2021
Fatima Habib, 4 years old girl, had sensorineural hearing loss since birth. In order to develop her hearing, she was advised to have a cochlear implant surgery. Her operation was done by Dr. Naveed Aslam on 11-11-2020 in National Defence Hospital, Lahore. The Internal component of the implant was fixed in this surgery behind her ear. She recovered well after the procedure and was discharged after one day of hospital stay. She was given follow up advice to come back after 6 weeks for fixation of the external component of this device.
“My daughter has been granted the gift of hearing because of your generosity. There are no words to describe the gratitude that I am feeling.”– Fatima’s father says with tears in his eyes
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Fatima Habib's Story
Fatima Habib, aged four, had sensorineural hearing loss since birth. In order to develop her sense of hearing, she was advised to have a cochlear implant surgery. Her operation was performed by Dr. Naveed Aslam on 11-11-2020 in National Hospital & Medical Center, Lahore. The internal component of the implant was fixed in this surgery behind Fatima Habib’s ear. She recovered well from the procedure and was discharged after one day of hospital stay. She was given follow-up advice to come back after 6 weeks for fixation of the external component of this device. The external component has also been installed now by Dr. Atif Ikram on 11.02.2021. Fatima Habib has started hearing and responding to sounds. She is on regular follow-ups by the audiologist now. Fatima’s family is grateful to Almighty, Transparent Hands, and to all the doctors and donors. Her parents said, “There are no words to describe the gratitude that we are feeling at the moment.”