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Abbie Hlavacek’s Story

June 6th, 2012 by | Tags: , | 2 Comments »

Abbie Hlavack was born with EVAS and started to lose hearing at the age of thee years old.  She grew up with hearing aids and then received a cochlear implant when she lost all of her hearing from a surgery to repair a deviated septum.  She went through the rehabilitation process to learn to hear again.  Abbie also shares her husband’s story as he also has hearing loss.

2 Comments

Megan pender

June 6, 2012 at 10:21 pm

Great video but very difficult to listen with the background noise being very loud and unable to completely understand the speaker…thank goodness for lip reading skills!!

Rachel

June 6, 2012 at 10:24 pm

Hi Megan,

If you click on “CC” on the YouTube video, you will be able to see closed captions.