Meet the stars of the Bionic Bradys! Henley (13) and Jackson (10) were both born with bilateral sensorineural hearing loss. Henley wears a hearing aid in her right ear and a cochlear implant her left ear. Jackson wears cochlear implants in both ears. We are so thankful for modern medicine and they were both diagnosed very early in life. They have both been in speech since they tiny, little babies even though they couldn't hear. Because of the tireless work and love of the people we have worked with at the DCIU (Delaware County Intermediate Unit) our children are happy, have amazingly clear speech and feel comfortable in their skin.
Please considering making a contribution to help support this important cause. Almost everywhere we go people come up to us to talk about their own hearing loss or problems they think their kids have with hearing. Working with hearing loss is not like putting on a pair of glasses. It takes time and understanding to work on the mappings. Many people get frustrated that there isn't an immediate fix and give up. Hearing equipment is also outrageously expensive so many people simply can't afford it and sadly many insurance companies still classify hearing equipment as cosmetic and don't cover it. Awareness of this type of information is the goal of organizations of HLAA.
The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) Walk4Hearing increases awareness about hearing loss, helps to eradicate the stigma associated with it and raises funds to provide information and support for people with hearing loss. Since 2006, the Walk4Hearing has raised more than $12 million and has become the largest walk for hearing loss taking place in cities across the United States.