Amal Noor 's Story
Four-year-old Amal Noor, a resident of Sheikhupura, had been facing the challenge of hearing impairment since birth. When she reached her first year, her parents noticed something amiss—she did not respond to their voices, causing deep concern. Determined to understand the cause, they sought medical assistance at the local hospital. Following a series of tests and consultations, the heartbreaking diagnosis came forth: Amal was suffering from sensorineural hearing loss, an obstacle preventing her from experiencing the world of sound. The doctor advised her to undergo cochlear implant surgery which involves a small electronic device that stimulates the cochlear nerve, allowing her to hear sounds.
Unfortunately, the life-changing cochlear implant surgery that holds the key to restoring her hearing remains an unattainable dream for her loving parents, burdened by financial constraints. They reached out to Transparent Hands for financial support.
Amal was admitted to Ali Medical Complex in Islamabad, where Dr. Jawad skillfully performed the cochlear implant surgery on 19-06-2023. With precision and expertise, the doctor successfully implanted the internal component. It has proven an important milestone by restoring her hearing ability. She was discharged from the hospital after one day, feeling hopeful about learning new words to show her feelings. The surgery helped her world become full of sounds instead of silence
After a few weeks, the external component of the cochlear implant was also fixed followed by a series of speech therapy sessions to guide her in developing language and communication skills. Now with the guidance of speech therapists, she could respond back to her parents’ voice and she found a new way to express her love and connection with loved ones.
The surgery had an incredible effect on Amal’s life by opening a world of possibilities. The donations made by donors were key in making this change happen. Your kindness gave her the priceless ability to hear, causing a positive impact that will influence her future.