Poppy was born with a profound hearing loss. Having no family history of deafness her parents struggled to come to grips with their beautiful little girl not being able to hear. After a tough first few months of her life, Poppy’s parents decided that they wanted her to have the best opportunity to hear and speak, so she underwent bilateral cochlear implant surgery. Now Poppy attends regular therapy sessions at The Hearing House – a charity supporting deaf children like Poppy – and is progressing well with her spoken language development.
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