- Implanted AgeInfant or Young ToddlerHearing LossSuddenImplantedLeftI'm a Mum of two boys, Archie aged four and Harry one. Archie contracted meningitis shortly after he was born and lost his hearing. He now uses a hearing aid and AB cochlear implant and you would never know he was deaf.
- Implanted AgeAdolescent TeenHearing LossSince BirthImplantedRightI was born profoundly deaf in both ears but wasn’t diagnosed until the age of 2, which is when I immediately started wearing hearing aids and went through Auditory-Verbal Therapy to help me learn to hear and speak without lip reading or sign language. My hearing and discrimination got worse in 2005, which is when I decided to get the cochlear implant. Now I wear the CI on my right ear and the Phonak hearing aid on my left.
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