“At first, when Charlie was diagnosed with hearing loss, I had no understanding or confidence with what deafness meant. It wasn’t long after we started with Hear for Kids that my confidence grew so much about who Charlie was. Now I’m proud to say my son is Deaf.”

BRONWYN ROUT, CHAIR OF THE BOARD
CAMERON MILLER, DEPUTY CHAIR

CHARLIE'S STORY

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Lucy Mangan’s son Charlie was born with moderate bilateral hearing loss. Lucy moved her family from Victoria to Queensland to gain access to Deaf Services’ Hear for Kids program, a decision she says was life-changing for Charlie and herself.

“We are so lucky that Hear for Kids can continue to support Charlie in school, that we can still access speech, physio and occupational therapy, and Charlie gets that consistent stability of people he knows and loves working with. If we weren’t able to access this support, I don’t know what we’d do.”

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