Shanwill was 6 years old when he received his Cochlear Implant. At that time of the Implant Shanwill only used about 10 recognisable words. Shanwill’s cochlear implant device was switched on, on 1 September 2015 with exceptional results. His parents also reported shortly after the switch on about his awareness of environmental sounds, reaction to his name and his imitation of sounds. Shanwill even started to sing when listening to songs. He is now 7 years old and can finally speak short sentences. Being a lot more vocal, Shanwill gradually wants to communicate and socialize with others. His cochlear implant changed his life as a child and he can look forward to a bright future ahead!