Family Features

Often, hearing straight from a family is the best way to know if this center is the right fit for you and your child.  Follow the links to the left to read  the stories of families who have benefited from our program. (The Children's Cochlear Implant Center at UNC was previously known as CCCDP and CASTLE).


“Without the CCCDP and CASTLE, my child’s life would be completely different from what it is now. CCCDP made it possible for my daughter to hear. CASTLE made it possible for her to talk.” ~ CASTLE Parent

“Thank you guys for everything you’ve done for our family. We wouldn’t have the hope we have now without CASTLE’s guidance and encouragement. Your program has empowered us as parents.” ~ Gloria, CASTLE Parent

“It makes me happy know that Ivan has the same opportunity like any other kid his age. He will hear and speak clearly one day. My family will never forget all the patience, time, effort, compassion and dedication ya’ll had toward Ivan and my mother.” ~ Sister of CASTLE student

“Our personal situation is different from many families who depend on CASTLE. Our son, besides being profoundly deaf, is also severely intellectually disabled. The people at CASTLE have been our life line. Being able to communicate with your child is one of the best things in the world.” ~ Carla, CASTLE Parent

“Thanks again for everything. You guys have just been so awesome and I believe Collin’s future success is because what you guys do for him and for parents like me.” ~ Jen, CASTLE parent

"I was sitting with Micah at the table and he said that he was really glad he was deaf. I said, why? He said, 'Well, if I wasn’t, then I wouldn’t be able to go to CASTLE and read to the kids, and help them learn to talk.' Thanks for all each of you do!" ~ Shell, CASTLE parent

“In all my travels throughout the US, Canada, Mexico and Europe I have never seen a more comprehensive program that has the ability to meet the needs of hearing impaired children and their families.” ~Sally, Teacher of the Deaf, LSLS Cert. AVT