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
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.
Anna was born profoundly deaf in 1997. Anna’s parents sought out Auditory Verbal Therapy so they could learn how to develop listening and language skills and teach Anna to talk. She wears bilateral cochlear implant to access speech sounds. Anna was 19 when she sent us this video message from her college campus. We are so proud of you Anna!
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.