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Chrissy F.

Parent - Baha® 5 Attract, Unilateral | Single-sided cholesteatoma

A quick summary about Chrissy F.

  • My son plays bassoon, trombone and baritone in his school’s music program.
  • He’s enrolled in advanced classes and thriving!
  • He’s passionate about pursuing a future in music.

Tell us a bit about yourself

My name is Chrissy, and my son, Alex, wears a Baha® 5 Attract System. When he was two, we learned that he had a unilateral cholesteatoma that caused severe damage to his hearing. When he was 9 years old, he tried a Baha demo in the Audiologist’s office and wanted it immediately. We moved forward with the Baha System shortly after that, and he has done very well with it. Today, Alex is enrolled in all advanced classes and active in his school marching band. He is passionate about a future in music and hopes to join a college with a music program. He is a strong, proud kid that embraces his situation and makes the very best of it. My advice to parents with children with hearing loss is to keep a positive attitude and teach your child to know that they are special and unique. If you do these things, they will thrive. Alex and I are both here to help with questions on your family's hearing journey.

I'm also available to connect on Cochlear Americas - Connect with a Mentor Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CochlearConnectwithaMentor

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