John and Kirsty Cunningham's daughter Hope was born with profound hearing loss, and was recommended for cochlear implant surgery at around fourteen months old. This resulted in a significant delay in speech & language development prior to being implanted. The family joined Auditory Verbal UK's programme after Hope's surgery and she started school with age appropriate language.

John and Kirsty said: "Accessing Auditory Verbal therapy from AVUK was a real game-changer. The incredible work done by AVUK staff with Hope, and the invaluable skills they pass on to parents to help them coach their kids, meant that her speech & language were completely age appropriate by the time she started primary school."

The family is based in Glasgow, Scotland. If you would like to speak with the family about their experience, please email [email protected]