Every voice matters
Deaf and hard of hearing children find their voices.
Adapted from the Children’s Hearing and Speech Centre of BC
by Nancy Carson
In 1968, a mother visits a doctor.
Her tiny son cannot hear well.
The doctor says the boy
will never speak clearly.
At 14 months old, the child gets
his first hearing aids.
Now people say the doctor was wrong.
Family looks for options
Later, the mother hears about a new centre.
This centre opened in 1963.
The family is very happy.
They are one of the first families
in the new program.