Ayesha Atiq's Story
Two-year-old Ayesha Atiq, a resident of Islamabad, was born without a sense of hearing. Her parents didn’t notice this till she was a year old. She was referred to an ENT specialist, who diagnosed her with congenital Sensorineural Hearing Loss. Initially, Ayesha’s parents were advised to get her a hearing aid, but they couldn’t afford to buy one. Her hearing abilities did not improve over time, and she was advised to undergo Cochlear Implant surgery after further evaluation. They came to Transparent Hands for assistance. On January 15, 2022, we sent Ayesha to Ali Medical Complex, Islamabad, to have her Cochlear Implant performed by Dr. Jawad Ahmed. She was discharged the next day in stable condition. The external component of her cochlear implant was installed after six weeks. Ayesha Atiq is no longer a stranger to the world of sounds.