Joao, or JP as he is known, moved with his family from Brazil to the UK when he was 7-months-old. His parents became increasingly concerned about his lack of speech and at 2-years-old he was diagnosed with hearing loss.
JP received his cochlear implants aged three and embarked on the AVUK programme with sessions conducted in Portuguese and English. Read more
Mia is a bright, charming, determined and courageous little girl. Mia loves princesses, dancing, dressing up and all things pink. She is very social, loves to talk and being with her family and friends. She was born with CHARGE syndrome, a rare genetic condition that can affect different parts of the body and has defied all the odds. Read more
Louis’ hearing loss is a genetic issue and typically leads to progressive hearing loss, leading to complete deafness. Read more