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Hear and Say alumni, Jillian explains why she now has her weekends back I recently graduated from the University of Queensland with a Doctorate in sociology and international development. Achieving the PhD has been no easy feat, and I am certainly relieved to conclude this voyage and have my weekends back! I was born with moderate to severe hearing loss, which deteriorated to a profound loss during my early primary school years and rendered hearing aids ineffective. This prompted my parents to seek alternatives and fortunately, they found the Hear and Say Centre, of which we have ...
“When I heard the news that Hudson had severe hearing loss, my heart stopped beating for a few seconds. Our world was shattered. I couldn’t breathe. I was suffocating. It was a very dark day that day.” – Jenny, Hudson’s mum At just four weeks old, Hudson was diagnosed with severe hearing loss in both of his ears. It was a dark day for Hudson’s parents who feared they would never be able to speak to their gorgeous little boy. “When Hudson was born, like any mother, I was so overwhelmed with my little boy, and naturally, I thought everything was ok.” “It was supposed to ...
At 9.10pm on 24 October 2013 our beautiful daughter Maia was born.
The moment of elation was short-lived as we immediately noticed her left ear was missing. I frantically looked to the medical team around me for answers but received none.
Panic set in as we waited 4 days in hospital for an ENT to explain her condition, by which point we already had all the answers from Simone, who runs the Microtia and Atresia Program at Hear and Say.