An annual appeal is being made for The Hearing House, as well as the Southern Cochlear Implant Pediatric Programme. This is being done on the occasion of Loud Shirt Day, which is certainly a good time for everyone to start wearing the T-shirts that have been lying at the back of their wardrobes.
This new programme will offer to teach the deaf children how to listen and speak just like their other peers. This free specialized therapy is free for all anyone who is willing to join it. They can do so by following a simple registration process on a website.
Michael Allen recalls his journey since he was a kid, explaining how he once stood on stage at the age of 14 and announced that he would buy a new pair of ears if he somehow managed to win $1 million.
He also recollected as to how he did not have any idea that just after 14 years from then, he would be able to hear with the help of two cochlear implants. The doctors had told Allen that there was just a 5% chance that he would ever be able to speak intelligently like many other boys.
Allen had been diagnosed with loss of hearing, when he was 5 months old. However, at the age of 6, he underwent a cochlear implant and was able to hear a bit.