Aly is a 44 year old man who lives with his wife and children in LaPaz, Bolivia. When Aly first came to the Mission of Hope clinic 3 years ago, he was completely deaf in both ears from otosclerosis. He had to read lips to understand what anyone was saying. He was on the verge of losing his job as an office assistant because he could not hear anything during staff meetings. Aly rode the bus 16 hours from LaPaz to Santa Cruz on very dangerous roads to have the surgery.
That surgery 3 years ago completely changed his life! He could hear out of the operated ear. This year, he came back to have surgery on the other ear. Now, he says that his hearing is so good that everything seems very loud! He is hearing the birds singing and the traffic outside for the first time!