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Because Julian is nonspeaking, he needed communication device — and the patient coaching from a speech-language pathologist — to open up his world.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Diagnosed with bilateral hearing loss at 20 months old, Maggie's family sought help from CHOP's Center for Childhood Communications.