Becky’s daughter Hope was born in 2010 and after failing the Newborn Hearing Screening Test, Becky and her husband Olly were informed that Hope had a profound hearing loss. When Hope was nine months old, she received cochlear implants in both ears from Great Ormond Street Hospital. At the time, Hope was one of the youngest babies in the UK to have bilateral cochlear implant surgery. This meant that by 14 months, Hope’s communication skills were judged as age-appropriate.

Hope was the youngest participant of our Power of Speech event at the House of Commons in June 2016. You can see Hope’s speech here.

The family is based in North London. If you would like to request to speak with Becky about her experience, please email [email protected]