Mia was born profoundly deaf and had cochlear implant operation just before she was a year old. Six months later she met her favourite therapist Noel at Auditory Verbal UK for the first time and together with her family attended the family centred coaching programme which teaches deaf babies and young children to listen, speak and be able to achieve on a par with hearing children.

Mia graduated from AVUK at the beginning of 2019 with speech and language appropriate for other four-year-old children, she is now thriving at school.

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