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Joaquin_PEDWhen Joaquin was 21 months old he was diagnosed with Bacterial Meningitis. As a result, he lost complete hearing in both his ears. We made the decision to begin the cochlear implant process. Not hearing for two months, the meningitis took its toll, and Joaquin had to relearn all the milestones he had already achieved at 20 months. With his bilateral implants, he now loves listening to music and watching movies with his two siblings! Joaquin also loves playing in the water, and with the waterproof covers he can hear what is going on around him.
Mindi H. – Volunteer

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Cochlear Americas showcases the stories of real people celebrating life's real moments. This blog was written by a guest writer for Cochlear Americas.