Meet four siblings from Oaklyn, New Jersey who never let hearing loss get in the way of fun! Big sisters Helena, Camille, and Violet do not have hearing loss but love to help little brother Adrian with his cochlear implants. Together they play, sing, and turn everything into a language learning experience! Helena: Even though I am only 11, I have always been like ‘another mother’ to Adrian. My sisters and I go to many of Adrian’s appointments with him and try to be very inter
Meet Paisley, Presley, Patton, and Pierson, siblings from Oklahoma who never let hearing loss get in the way of fun! Paisley and Presley, 8, are twin girls, and little brothers Patton, 3, and Pierson, 2, are 18 months apart! Paisley and Patton both have hearing loss and wear cochlear implants. Paisley: I’m the older twin! I was born with a mild to moderate hearing loss and wore hearing aids until I was 3. That’s when my hearing loss progressed, and I got cochlear implants. No
Meet Raymond, Isaac, and Audrey, siblings from Virginia who never let hearing loss get in the way of fun! Raymond, 13, and Audrey, 6, both have bilateral cochlear implants. Isaac, 11, does not have hearing loss. These siblings love to swim, rock climb, and play basketball together. Raymond: My brother Isaac always helped me at the pool and beach before I got the waterproof case for my cochlear implants. Even though he’s my younger brother, I feel like he watches over me a bit
Meet Brinley and Danica, siblings from California who never let hearing loss get in the way of fun! Brinley, 8, has bilateral cochlear implants, and Danica, 10, does not have hearing loss. They both love gymnastics, baseball, and spending time together in their hidden fort in the bedroom that they share. Danica: Brinley looks up to me as her big sister, and I look up to her for being so brave. She is always responsible with her cochlear implants, but there are times when I he
Meet Christopher, Sophia, and Valerie, siblings from California who never let hearing loss get in the way of fun! Christopher: Valerie is a great sister. I love playing with her and teaching her how to pronounce words correctly. We like to play catch together. We love each other a lot. Sophia: I like playing with my little sister because she’s sweet. If she doesn’t say some of her words right, I teach her them, and she learns from me. If she doesn’t hear or understand somethi
Sophie loves shining a spotlight on amazing kids with hearing loss around the world. Alejandro, 4, from Panama City, Panama, and his family share their story with us. To shine a spotlight on someone you know, write to us at email@example.com! When Alejandro was 8-months-old, his mom noticed that he didn’t hear noises. The first doctor they went to didn’t think anything was wrong, but when Alejandro was 20-months-old, they saw another doctor who sent them to the hospital.
Meet Charlie, Stella, and Catherine, siblings who never let hearing loss get in the way of fun! Charlie, 4, uses bilateral cochlear implants to hear. Stella, 3, does not have hearing loss. Baby Catherine wears hearing aids while she awaits her upcoming bilateral cochlear implant surgery! Together, the older siblings love gymnastics, swimming, and keeping an eye on their baby sister. Credit: Middle Sister Gifts Charlie: I got my cochlear implants when I was just 9-months-old a
Meet Celia & Lelaina, siblings from St. Louis, MO who never let hearing loss get in the way of fun! Celia, 7, has a cochlear implant and a hearing aid, and her sister Lelaina, 8, does not have hearing loss. They both love music, scooters, and their dog Linus! Celia: I like being so close in age to my sister because I feel like we are twins. Lelaina is there to help me in school, and she helped me feel better when I had my cochlear implant surgery. Lelaina: We love to have ‘sl