Madison is a seven-year-old who was diagnosed with unilateral hearing loss at age five. She is in the second grade, attending her neighborhood school.
Madison received a cochlear implant in July 2023 and participated in Clarke’s summer program to better understand the use of her new device and receive additional academic support. Her mom recently reported, “Madison loves her implant and being able to hear better now.”
In addition to enhancing listening, spoken language and learning skills, Clarke provides a unique opportunity for socialization with other children who have a hearing loss.
Madison (pictured, left) and Ellie (pictured, right) met at Clarke’s summer program and hit it off right away. They bonded with other students who also have hearing loss and formed a strong friendship.