Dear Sophie, Hi! My name is Gabe, I’m 11-years-old in 6th grade. I live in New York with my amazing parents and dog named Bear. When I was 5-years-old, my pediatrician found a cholesteatoma in my right ear, an extra skin growth that can grow and destroy the bones in the middle ear. I had surgery to remove it, and a year later, I had another surgery to put a titanium implant in my ear. It replaced two of my three middle ear bones. I use a Phonak CROS® hearing aid and an FM sys
HOW does Jorge hear? With an outgoing personality, a can-do attitude... and a bone anchored hearing aid! All About Me Hi, I’m Jorge, and I am 18-years-old. I recently graduated high school in Riverside, California and just began my freshman year at Rochester Institute for Technology-NTID in New York. I am studying to be a Physician Assistant because I love helping people! Hearing My Way I was born with microtia in one ear, which causes single-sided hearing loss because I have
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