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The cochlear implant has transformed our lives…..the world is Ian’s oyster. Ian is able to enjoy all of life’s opportunities through the gift of sound. Such a blessing! ~Gloria, mother of Ian

Ian as a 4th grader
Ian in preschool

Ian was diagnosed with mild to moderate hearing loss at 15 months; and he progressed to a severe-profound loss within 9 months. He received his first cochlear implant at age 2 and his second implant 6 months later.

Today, Ian is a 4th grade mainstreamed student. He enjoys basketball and soccer, plays the clarinet and excels in math.

Ian now uses the Cochlear mini-mic with his Nucleus 6 speech processors; he can have wireless access to his teacher and friends’ voices without added accessories on his ears.