Ousmane Nacoulma had an ear disease called otitis when he was two years old. His parents tried to treat him with traditional medicine, but it was not successful. They then turned to modern medicine.
Despite the treatment, Ousmane had difficulty hearing and this affected his studies. He passed his primary school exams with great difficulty, but once in secondary school, the situation got worse.
Things started to change in 2016, when he was screened and enrolled in the Community Based Rehabilitation programme in the “Healthy Ear and Right to Communication” section, supported by CBM Burkina. He received a hearing aid in 2017, which changed his life.