Grace had her first hearing aids at the age of 3 months after ABR testing showed a severe to profound loss.
Therapists at Auditory Verbal UK carried out a pre-school language assessment showing her receptive communication skills at eight months were equivalent to a child half her age.
Therapists at Auditory Verbal UK were concerned that she kept removing her aids and was startled by loud sounds. Chear audiologists and Auditory Verbal UK therapists have worked together to establish exactly what she was hearing and to work on her receptive and expressive language skills so she can be part of the auditory world around her.
Each session is diagnostic and the team have a much clearer picture of her hearing loss and how much her aids can help her. Two years after her first appointment, and equipping her parents with the skills to develop her spoken language, Grace has scores within normal limits for her chronological age.