Last Thursday - June 11th (6 weeks post activation) Ava decided that she would start babbling. YEA AVA! She's giving me mamamamama and rarararara. She is well on her way to acquiring speech. I have been waiting for this day and it came! I am so THRILLED!
Ava was born June 30, 2008 and diagnosed with profound bilateral sensorineural hearing loss in September, 2008. She received simultaneous bilateral cochlear implants when she was 9 months old on March 31, 2009. Today she is 6 years old and is on par with her hearing peers of in terms of auditory comprehension and expressive language. I want to give parents of newly diagnosed babies with profound hearing loss HOPE.
I am married to a talented children's musician husband and together we enjoy seven unique and beautiful children. I "retired" as a corporate/commercial law clerk to stay at home with the kids. I love golf, gourmet cooking, jazz and ballet dancing and dates with my husband.