STORIES & EXPERIENCES
Cody was born in 2010 and at birth he had Microtia of the right ear. As a younger mum I didn’t understand what this meant for Cody at the time and what a journey we would be going on.
Cody did not pass his Newborn Hearing Screen in hospital and we were referred to audiology very quickly. We saw the audiologist a couple of weeks later and Cody slept through the whole thing!
Ed's Accountancy Apprenticeship
As Ed (20) discusses his plans for the next five years, it’s clear he knows exactly what he wants from his career. But it hasn’t always been so straightforward. Although Ed, who’s severely to profoundly deaf and wears hearing aids, knew he wanted to become an accountant, his school pushed him to apply for university. “During our A-levels, we had PSHE sessions every fortnight and they were all about going to university,” Ed recalls. “I don’t remember anything specific about apprenticeships.”