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Real-life experiences from families with deaf and hard of hearing children

 

 

Cochlear Implants Click for Isabelle
Five-year-old Isabelle Labriola loves sound. She eagerly chats with her twin sister, loves to sing along to holiday songs and enjoys dancing to music. Sounds click with Isabelle, even though enlarged vestibular aqueducts (the tiny canals in the inner ear) resulted in moderate-to-severe hearing loss in her right ear and severe-to-profound hearing loss in her left ear. Read more

 

 

Super Inspirational
Like a lot of Americans, 11-year-old Trever is excited for Super Bowl XLVIII. A lifelong Denver Broncos fan, Trever would normally have plenty of trash-talk ready for his team's opponents, the Seattle Seahawks, but this year even he's a little torn about whom to cheer for on game day.
What could possibly make a die-hard Denver fan like Trever question his loyalty? A minute-long TV commercial starting Derrick Coleman, the first deaf offensive player to make it to the NFL:Like a lot of Americans, 11-year-old Trever is excited for Super Bowl XLVIII. A lifelong Denver Broncos fan, Trever would normally have plenty of trash-talk ready for his team's opponents, the Seattle Seahawks, but this year even he's a little torn about whom to cheer for on game day.
What could possibly make a die-hard Denver fan like Trever question his loyalty? A minute-long TV commercial starting Derrick Coleman, the first deaf offensive player to make it to the NFL: Read more


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