Gerrit has been deaf since the age of one year. He has been living his life with hearing aids, but never gave up hope for a miracle. He has two normal hearing children, which made communication with them very difficult. His hearing disability also had a negative impact on his work and productivity in general. He decided on a cochlear implant to live a quality and normal life as he didn’t benefit from his hearing aids any longer, and was approved as a successful candidate to receive this miracle operation.
We are delighted to report that Gerrit’s cochlear was successfully switched on, on 31 May 2016 and in his own words he was very excited to report back the next day about hearing his dog fell in the swimming pool…
Happy hearing Gerrit! Enjoy all the new, wonderful sounds around you.
Savannah’s family informed us about their experience regarding Savannah’s cochlear implant procedure. They are happy to report that the operation, the postoperative care and all the attention to detail was remarkable. After Savannah’s switch on, they were amazed the moment Savannah indicated that she could hear the car being started, her footsteps on the pavement and most precious of all – her mother kissing her!
It has now been a while since she started wearing the device and her vocabulary has remarkably increased. This implant has opened up a whole new world for Savannah and will change her life forever. Because Savannah’s improvement is beyond expectations, they already started raising funds for her second implant. Savannah’s surgery for another miracle is scheduled Aug 2016.