We’re so pleased to see Max, who has been attending AVT sessions with therapist Frances since he was seven months old, have his implants switched on last week! He was the 1000th patient to have cochlear implant surgery at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

His ‘switch on’ was filmed by ITV and appeared on the 6 o’clock news on Friday 26th June, and the response has been fantastic! Max’s mum Giulia told us:

“it is all a bit surreal at the moment. I didn’t think that the clip would touch so many people and I am just so happy that Max will raise awareness for any ‘future parents’ that will have deaf children. If I had seen that when Max was born I would have felt a little bit more reassured.” 

You can see the clip here.

Thanks so much to Giulia for sharing your special moment!