Umama Habib's Story
3-year-old Umama Habib is suffering from acute hearing loss. She experienced a high fever around 2 years ago which resulted in her ear nerves getting damaged. Her parents consulted an audiologist who advised the use of a hearing aid, which Umama used consistently for 5 months. Unfortunately, even with the help of a hearing device, Umama was unable to hear. Her parents took her to a private hospital in Islamabad where they were informed by a specialist that the damage has left Umama’s auditory nerves barely functional. He advised a cochlear implant as the best solution.
Umama lives with her parents and three siblings in a small house in Noshera. Her father works as a daily wager and earns 13,000-16,000 PKR/month. Since he cannot afford his daughter’s implant surgery, he has requested help from Transparent Hands.
“For those out there with resources, it might not be a lot but for me, this expense is beyond manageable. I earn a small daily wage and all of it is spent on taking care of my family and my house. The only way my daughter can have this operation is if people decide to help us.” – Umama’s father
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Updates & Timeline
Update on Umama Habib's Surgery
08 Oct 2020
Umama Habib, 3.5 years old, had sensorineural hearing loss since birth. In order to develop her hearing, she was advised to get a cochlear implant surgery in which a small electronic device is attached to the ear which electrically stimulates the nerve for hearing. Her operation was done by Dr Naveed Aslam on 30-09-20 at National Defence Hospital, Lahore. After the procedure, she recovered well and was discharged after a day of being admitted in the hospital and was asked to come for a follow-up visit after 6 weeks for the fixation of an external component of the device.
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Umama Habib's Story
Umama Habib, 3.5 years old, 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 30-09-2020 in National Hospital & Medical Center, Lahore. The internal component of the implant was fixed in this surgery behind Umama’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 22-11-2020. Umama has started hearing and responding to sounds. She is on regular follow ups by the audiologist.