Stephan Heyneke hears sound for the first time
This bright boy received both his cochlear implants in 2012. He was born deaf in 2010 and diagnosed with bilateral profound sensorineural hearing loss at the age of 2, when his parents realized that he doesn’t react to sound. Stephan presented remarkable improvement after he received his cochlear implants and we received continuous positive feedback from his parents. His hearing, speech and language abilities developed magnificently over the past few years, while Stephan is still receiving continuous therapy. Now, a few years older, Stephan performs a lot better at school and at home. From being much more social, less frustrated, getting along with his siblings much better, being a lot more controlled and focused, Stephan flourishes with his implants.