Aimee's story

When our baby daughter Aimee failed her newborn hearing screening test and we thought nothing of it. It was only at the follow up appointment six weeks later when we learned that she had a bilateral moderate to severe hearing loss that we felt that our word had crumbled.Read more

Hope's story

Hope was diagnosed as profoundly deaf at just three weeks old and became one of the youngest babies to undergo bilateral cochlear implant surgery at Great Ormond Street Hospital aged just nine months in July 2011.Read more

Orson's story

After a healthy pregnancy, Orson was unexpectedly born three months early. It was fair to say that after 61 days across intensive and neo-natal care we had gone through every possible emotion and we were ready to leave hospital.Read more

Lily's story

From the day I found out that Lily was deaf, I always said I would not rest until she could talk.Read more

Henry's story

Henry was born in 2012 and came to AVUK for two years, up until August 2016. Henry has Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in addition to his hearing loss, and here his father Ryan shares their experience.Read more

Ethan's story

Ethan and his family live in Northern Ireland, where there is no local access to Auditory Verbal therapy. However, thanks to our Belfast project with parent group The Hearing Hub, Ethan and his family were able to access our programme at a distance through a combination of visits and Skype appointments. Ethan's mother Krystal shares their story below.Read more

Ava's story

Ava failed the newborn hearing screening and was diagnosed with a profound hearing loss at three weeks of age. Now, at ten years old she plays the piano and saxophone.Read more

Jessie's story

My name is Jessica Olliver and I’m 16 years old. I am an AVUK graduate and very pleased to be part of this wonderful organisation.Read more

Sam's story

We are Joanna and Andrew Callaghan. And this is the story of, our son, Sam.Read more

Isobel's story

Isobel was born in December 2014. Through the newborn hearing screening programme, Isobel was diagnosed with a mild to moderate hearing loss. Isobel and her parents started their auditory verbal journey just over six months ago, and here her mother Selena shares her story so far…Read more

Mia's story

Mia is about to celebrate her 5th birthday; she is a bright, social and determined little girl who has defied all the odds. Mia was born with CHARGE syndrome, a rare genetic condition that can affect different parts of the body; the most common problems are with the hearing, vision, the heart, airways and growth.Read more

Deaf children listening and talking

A small selection of videos showing the incredible achievements of some of our graduates.Read more

Videos: Parents' perspective

A few short interviews with some parents of AVUK graduates.Read more

Eisa's story

Eisa suffered from meningitis shortly after he was born which left him with a profound hearing loss. Now he's a confident young boy with lots of friends. Read his story in the words of his mother, Azra.Read more