santana

Santana

15 year old Santana is profoundly deaf, and has qualified to represent New Zealand in the Deaflympics. Read Santana’s story here

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angela

Angela

Angela received a cochlear implant at age 14 and is now a senior nurse at Miramar Vet Hospital. Read Angela’s story here

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ally

Ally

Now a talented musician, Ally received two cochlear implants when she was 2 years old.

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alice

Alice

Mairehau Primary School teacher, Alice, was born with little hearing, but lost her hearing completely over the Christmas holidays. With a double cochlear implant in February, she was able to return to the classroom.

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jireh

Jireh

Jireh was born with Charge syndrome, a genetic pattern of birth defects that affects sufferers’ vision, heart, nasal passages and growth, as well as their hearing. Jireh had her first cochlear implant at 12 months of age and a second implant at 18 months. Reab Jireh’s story here Read about

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addison

Addison

Addison received a double cochlear implant at the age of 14 months. Read Addisons story here

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ethan

Ethan

Invercargill boy, Ethan (4), had cochlear implants fitted into both his ears, after becoming profoundly deaf as a result of meningitis. Read Ethan’s story here

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maddie

Madeline

2 year old, Maddie from Invercargill is profoundly deaf, and was the Southern Cochlear Implant Programme’s first bilateral implant recipient from Southland. Read Madeline’s story here

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