Letago Ramoroka can hear
Little Letago’s device was successfully switched on, on 18 September 2015 when he consistently responded to his name being called by looking up and touching his headpiece every time. His mother was overwhelmed with emotion when she saw the amazed look on her sons face as he experienced sound for the very first time. Letago’s mother reported that his auditory responses are improving every week and that he is starting to imitate sounds. It is important to remember that the implant will give Letago better access to sounds, but he still needs to learn how to listen and to attach meaning to sounds and needs to continue intensive speech and language therapy to facilitate speech and language development. We are very proud of Letago’s improvement and know that he will experience life far better with access to sound.