And the winner is…

CAROLINE

Congratulations to Listen and Talk alum, Caroline, for her recent award from AG Bell’s Writing and Art Contest for Better Hearing and Speech Month! Caroline’s illustration, “My Hamster’s Noise on the Wheel” was awarded “Winner in Art: Elementary School or younger” as a response to the topic/question: “What is your favorite sound that you can hear with your hearing technology?”

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Caroline’s original artwork received high praise from contest judges: “A whimsical piece of art about something we may take for granted but a sound enjoyed by the artist!”

The winning entries will be displayed at the 2015 AG Bell Listening and Spoken Language Symposium in Baltimore, Maryland, on Friday, July 10 at 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the Harborside Foyer Exhibit Area. Click here to learn more about the winners and their entries!

“Caroline was diagnosed with bilateral moderate hearing loss at birth and was aided shortly after. Her hearing loss continued to progress until her left ear was implanted one year ago. She now wears one hearing aid and one cochlear implant. Caroline was lucky to be diagnosed so early and went through a superb listening and spoken language program [at Listen and Talk] from birth until Kindergarten. She worked hard enough to never fall behind her hearing peers. She continues to thrive in mainstream public school.

Caroline’s favorite sound was inspired by her pet hamster, Pip. Pip makes a very soft, very cute pitter patter when she runs on her hamster wheel. Thanks to her cochlear implant, Caroline can lie in bed reading and happily listen to the quiet noises of her hamster!”

Our alumni students continue to inspire our community by sharing their unique experience with listening and spoken language, in creative and powerful ways. We can’t wait to see what’s next!

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