Maryam Aftab's Story
Four-year-old Maryam Aftab, a resident of Mardan, had been unable to hear since birth. When her parents noticed that she was not responding to sounds, they took her to a doctor. The doctor advised them to get her a hearing aid, but it didn’t work properly. They took her to the doctor again and he diagnosed her with sensorineural hearing loss. The doctor told them that she needs to undergo cochlear implant surgery. Therefore, she was referred to Ali Medical Complex and her cochlear implant was installed in her right ear under the supervision of Dr. Jawwad Ahmed on 24.02.2022. However, this was not the end of her procedure. The doctor asked them to bring her for a follow-up visit soon for the placement of the external component of the device. She was discharged after one day of hospital stay. Maryam Aftab will start her sessions with the speech therapist very soon.