‘I lost my hearing because of TB treatment’
Phumeza Tisile was 19 years old when she completely lost her hearing. She had been diagnosed with TB and was on medication.
When 19-year-old Phumeza Tisile was diagnosed with MDR-TB (multi-drug resistant TB) in 2010 she was devastated at first. With the help of doctors, she was put onto the correct medication and learnt that the disease was manageable.