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How Well Can You Read My Lips?

Sophia and Linnea

Hearing screening | 3:14

Recorded on November 21, 2016

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Sophia and Linnea, sisters, talk about what's awesome and challenging about being deaf and how important it is to have a sister to share in the journey and support them along the way.

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No Difference

Linda and Amy

Hearing screening | 3:32

Recorded on August 24, 2016

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Amy shares with her son's audiologist, Linda, how she takes everyday moments to educate others in order to normalize AJ's hearing loss.

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Realizing Hopes & Dreams

Greg and Allison

Hearing screening | 3:47

Recorded on June 22, 2016

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Sonjay and his mom, Rhonda, share the special moments and milestones that have led to Sonjay's success as an adult. He was born before hearing screening was available to all babies born in Minnesota.

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Partners in Hearing

Greg and Allison

Hearing screening | 4:08

Recorded on June 3, 2016

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Greg and Allison's daughter, Elise, was diagnosed with hearing loss when she was five years old. Her parents share how ally organizations of the deaf and hard of hearing community worked with their family to secure a hearing aid for Elise.

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Embracing Everything

Ahavah and Jason

Hearing screening | 3:33

Recorded on April 27, 2016

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Ahavah and Jason describe how difficult it was to share the news of their son's severe-profound hearing loss shortly after he was born. And, how they embrace everything about Elijah, finding ways to celebrate his hearing loss.

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Feisty & Spirited

Liz and Terry

Hearing screening | 3:59

Recorded on April 15, 2016

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Liz and Terry share their journey of navigating their daughter, Ainslee's, hearing loss. Together they are learning the ins and outs of hearing aids, advocacy, and celebrating the everyday wins.

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Our Comedian

Allison and Nate

Hearing screening | 4:44

Recorded on April 3, 2016

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Allison and Nate discuss their journey through their twin pregnancy and their son's diagnosis of severe hearing loss, which was found through newborn screening.

Allison and Nate discuss their journey through their twin pregnancy and their son's diagnosis of severe hearing loss, which was found through newborn screening.

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