Department of Audiology Patient Stories
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Autism, Language Disorder, and Augmentative and Alternative Communication: Julian’s Story
Because Julian is nonspeaking, he needed communication device — and the patient coaching from a speech-language pathologist — to open up his world.
Unilateral Hearing Loss and Cochlear Implant: Abby’s Story
Spontaneous total hearing loss in one ear turned out to be only a bump in the road — not an end of dreams — for Abby, who had a cochlear implant at CHOP at 17.
Full Circle: The Patient Is Now an Audiologist
Nick was a typical teen who didn’t want to be different than his friends, despite his hearing loss. Ten years later, as a CHOP audiologist, he counsels kids to avoid the mistakes he made.
Cochlear Implant for Hearing Loss: Lamont's Story
Lamont didn’t despair when he lost the little hearing he had in one ear. With a cochlear implant, he’s hearing better than ever and sharing his pride with other kids
Coffin-Siris Syndrome: Julia’s Story
After four years of uncertainty, the Roberts Individualized Medical Genetics Center helped the Steigerwalt family find a diagnosis behind their daughter’s complex medical condition.
Sensorineural Hearing Loss: Jake's Story
A cochlear implant allowed Jake to hear sounds he had never heard before, like the flutes in the orchestra, high notes on a piano, and even birds.
Childhood Apraxia of Speech: Seth's Story
Diagnosed with childhood apraxia of speech when he was 3 years old, Seth continues weekly speech therapy at CHOP Specialty Care Center in Bucks County, PA.
Hearing Loss: Maggie's Story
Diagnosed with bilateral hearing loss at 20 months old, Maggie's family sought help from CHOP's Center for Childhood Communications.