Brothers share a bond over their "superhero" hearing
Brothers Bentley and Brody enjoy catching bugs, fishing and playing together outside. Bentley is about to start his third season of soccer, and Brody can't help but start dancing any time he hears music. As their mom, Dori, puts it, "They are two healthy boys who just happen to be deaf."
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Michael's story: A cochlear implant pioneer thrives
"Your son, Michael, will never be able to hear, speak or do the things a normal hearing person would do," my parents were told. I was diagnosed as being profoundly deaf at the age of 15 months. My world seemed as if it had come to a narrow passage with very limited opportunities. However, it was the beginning of something unforeseen and beyond normal. All future dreams and visions seemed shattered, but they were actually expanding to a whole new dimension a normal-hearing person would never experience.
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A young patient has surgery to hear the world around her
When Ellie was born in March 2013, she appeared healthy and gave no indication that anything was wrong. However, after she failed her routine newborn hearing screen, her family was referred to the UT Pediatric Cochlear Implant Program at Children's Health for additional testing and evaluation.
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A young boy discovers a world full of sounds
At first glance, Lucas is really not that much different than your typical preschooler. All in all, other than the two small electronic devices positioned behind his ears, he appeared to be just like any other 3-year-old boy, bringing joy and entertainment wherever he goes.
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Jordan defies expectations and regains hearing
Since birth, Jordan had always been the picture of health. But when he turned 21 months old, that quickly changed.
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