Ernie's story

Ernie was diagnosed at 11 weeks and aided at 12 weeks with profound loss in his left ear and severe to profound in his left ear. Read more

Henry's story

"All I could think of was that he would never be able to share a joke, he was condemned to a life where he would be isolated and lonely" Read more

Sophia's story

“I think everyone should have fun and do what they want to do and a cochlear implant shouldn’t stand in their way.” Read more

Ben's story

Ben's family fundraised to have cochlear implants fitted after being told their son wasn't eligible on the NHS. Read more

Callum's story

When we got the diagnosis I looked for every other possible reason. As a completely hearing family it is not something you prepare for. Read more

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