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Megan’s Story

April 19th, 2009 by | Tags: , , | 5 Comments »

I had the pleasure to meet Megan, the daughter of the incredible Cochlear Awareness Network manager, Brandy Harvey, at the Cochlear Celebration.  She is an eight year-old girl with such a spunky personality and is absolutely adorable.  Her deafness was diagnosed at the age of 18 months, and she was fitted with hearing aids.  Then she received her first cochlear implant at the age of 3 years old and then received a second implant five months later.  She attended Clarke Jacksonville Auditory-Oral School to learn to hear and to speak.  She is now mainstreamed and is hearing and speaking beautifully.  Also, she has a younger brother, Dylan, who was also born deaf and is also a bilateral cochlear implant user!  Megan was delighted to be video taped for this website.  Here is Megan!

5 Comments

April 19, 2009 at 5:22 pm

What a poised 8 year old! I’ll bet she loved Disneyland. She’s definitely smarter than your average bear!

April 20, 2009 at 10:12 am

one of my VERY first students :) i love this family!

jodi

April 20, 2009 at 12:10 pm

A deaf ci wearer interviewing a deaf ci wearer…unfreakingbelievable.

Debbi Hook

April 22, 2009 at 6:48 am

That’s pretty awesome – especially considering the background noise! On both of their parts!!!
Thanks for sharing!

Melody James-Parton

June 14, 2009 at 4:51 pm

This is fabulous! I was very taken with how comfortable she is, and relaxed. Often her eyes are not on the interviewer, so she didn’t seem to need a lot of visual speech reading help. Amazing in such a noisy environment too. WOW–love seeing this.
Also fun as the questions are similar to the ones asked of my daughter Caitlin at an early age with her 22 CI….lots of progress. Thanks for sharing.