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Salma Hassan Khider

Salma graduated as a graphic designer from Sudan University of Science and Technology. She has been a TV presenter at Al Jazeera Children Channel and worked for six years for student support service at Khartoum American School for students in need. Salma lives with her family in Doha, Qatar.

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How our Normal-Hearing Kids Became Their Sister’s Best Teachers on her Journey to Hearing

Thu, 3 Sep 2020  by  Salma Hassan Khider

As a newborn, our little angel Nora wasn't given any hearing tests, and she and I were discharged from the hospital soon after her birth. As days and months passed, we noticed that she had poor eye contact and wasn't responding to our calls and to hearing her name. By the time she was six months old, we took her to the doctor. We were hoping that everything was okay, but instead, what we were afraid of happened. After many tests, she was diagnosed with bilateral, severe to profound sensorineural hearing loss. It was a shock for us, but that was God's will.