After trying to help Jackson by putting gromits in his ears and giving him hearing aids, eight months after he was born he had an operation to fit cochlear implants – an operation which was facilitated by the Southern Cochlear Implant Programme (SCIP). Read Jackson’s story here
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...