STUDENT SUCCESS – Way to go, Kennedy!
Kennedy earned the “Best Listener” award during one of her 3-year old soccer games. The referee noticed her, not because she was the best player, but because she was the best listener during the game! Kennedy has a severe to profound bilateral hearing loss.
Join us as we follow Sam and his family on his journey to listening and speaking.
Hearing the words: hearing loss, profound/severe, and permanent will forever be etched in our memory as we watched the audiologist mouth these important words about our 9 week old baby, Sam. Our sweet, happy, perfect baby never heard the good mornings, good nights, and I love yous since the day he was born. It tore us apart…for about 24 hours. Then we gathered our emotions and started a game plan. We ordered his hearing aids, scheduled speech therapy and wanted to know as much as we could about the hearing loss community. We learned about cochlear implants and knew we had to make the decision for Sam. The thought of implants and therapy helping Sam to listen and speak like his hearing peers seemed unbelievable; but we kept seeing videos of success stories, reading about success stories, then we kept meeting success stories. The surgery is scheduled in a few weeks and although there are still moments of doubt, we want to make sure we’ve done everything for him and given him the tools to become successful.
From Glenda Malana, Sam’s mother
This is Wesley. He is mainstreamed in kindergarten with his typical hearing peers. Wesley speaks English. He has learned to count in Spanish.Way to go, Wesley! Wesley was identified with a hearing loss after 3 years of age. He attended All Ears! for year-and-a-half before entering mainstream kindergarten with his hearing peers.
Meet Lacey and Lanae!
Lacey and Lanae received hearing aids at 3 months of age. They started receiving Auditory Verbal Therapy soon after. They are now attending All Ears! and will be mainstreamed in kindergarten next year. Listen to their amazing voices singing Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.