Maryam Nawaz's Story
Maryam Nawaz, aged 4 years, has not been able to hear since she was born. When her parents noticed that she was not responding to sounds, they took her to the doctor who diagnosed Maryam’s condition as sensorineural hearing loss. The doctor recommended a cochlear implant for Maryam. Therefore, she was referred to National Hospital Lahore and her cochlear implant was installed under the supervision of Dr. Naveed Aslam on 06.03.2021 in her right ear. However this was not the end of her procedure. She was to visit soon for the placement of the external component of the device. For this purpose she visited National Hospital again on 22.04.2021 where the external component of the device was placed. She was discharged the same day. Maryam will start taking her appointments with the speech therapist very soon. Gradually, over the period of a few months, the volume of his component will be adjusted after which he will be able to hear normally.