March 7, 2022
Ya is a 40-year-old woman and a mother of four daughters. She works as a factory housekeeper, while her husband works in construction in the capital city Phnom Penh, which is three hours from their province. Their daughters are all in public school. When Ya is not caring for them, she likes to listen and sing along to music and spend time with her mother.
Thirty-five years ago, Ya developed an ear infection that caused her left ear’s tympanic membrane (or eardrum) to perforate. As a result, Ya experiences hearing loss, frequent ear infections, tinnitus, and severe pain. Ya shared that it’s also difficult to communicate with others, which has been really hard on her self-esteem.
Fortunately, our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), is helping Ya finally heal. On March 7th, she will undergo a myringoplasty procedure in her left ear, during which surgeons will close the perforation. CSC is requesting $464 to fund this procedure; this covers medications, supplies, and inpatient care.
Ya is hopeful that her hearing will finally improve and she will be rid of the chronic infections because of her surgery.
Ya is a 40-year-old woman and a mother of four daughters. She works as a factory housekeeper, while her husband works in construction in the...
July 10, 2022
Ya underwent life-changing ear surgery.
Ya traveled to our medical partner CSC to have surgery to repair her ruptured tympanic membrane. Prior to surgery, Ya was not optimistic that her hearing would ever be better, but soon after surgery, she was thrilled that the tinnitus and pain were decreased. She will rest for a few days, and apply antibiotic ear drops to ensure the infections will not return. Her hearing will slowly improve, and she will be able to return to work in the factory. This will help to support her family and make sure they have funds to keep their daughters in school.
Ya said: “thank you to the CSC staff for helping me with my hearing loss. I had such trouble hearing people when I was at work, and it was difficult to hear my children. Now I don’t have pain or ear discharge, and I can be a better listener. I am thankful to the people who funded my surgery and hope that they continue to help Cambodians with hearing problems!”
Ya traveled to our medical partner CSC to have surgery to repair her ruptured tympanic membrane. Prior to surgery, Ya was not optimistic tha...