Jade is 11-years-old and wears one hearing aid, but she isn’t the only person in her family with hearing loss. Like Jade, her youngest sister also has unilateral hearing loss, and both her dad and her 8-year-old sister have bilateral hearing loss.
Jade is a great role model for her younger sisters. Her dad describes her as loyal, passionate, intelligent, and wonderful! She excels in the mainstream setting, is fluent in Mandarin Chinese (WOW!), and is also a talented musician, studying violin for six years. Jade learned the Suzuki Method, which means she learns songs by hearing them. Her hearing loss certainly doesn’t slow her down!
Her dad says, “Before becoming a father for the first time, I had no idea what to expect. These past 11 years have been an amazing ride, and I am so proud of everything Jade has accomplished. Whatever the next 11 years have in store for Jade, I am sure she will thrive and be successful. I cannot wait to see where she ends up!” Awww!
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