Hearing loss after illness
My name is Anastasia, I want to tell you the story of my daughter Tatiana, implanted in 2009. Tanya was born a healthy child, grew very sociable and creative girl. In 2,5 years she told many fairy tales, she could easily learn long poems, went to kindergarten. At the age of 3 she had a purulent meningoencephalitis, and as a result she was diagnosed with deafness of the 4th degree on both ears. Tanechka became self-absorbed, hysterics, nervous breakdowns occurred.
We applied to the FGBU of the St. Petersburg Scientific Research Institute of ENT and were implanted on the right ear. By the time of the connection after the illness, 4 months had passed, for which the child had almost completely disbanded the oral speech, Tanya stopped speaking. What happiness it was when after the first connection she began to react to sounds! Then there was a long rehabilitation course. At the age of 4, Tanya went to the logopedic garden and immediately joined the team. Always was in the performances with the leading itroles. Tanya was actively going to contact.
Music lessons and languages learning
The hearing should be developed, and we decided that we need music classes. And since Tanya had problems with the vestibular apparatus, she was directed to perform folk dances. For her diligence the teacher began to praise her. Then there were solo performances at competitions, which strengthened her self-confidence. Then Tanya went to music school, played the flute.
By the age of seven, the question of the school had come, the speech therapist advised to try the language school. As a result, the daughter was selected for Anglo-Japanese school #83 and from the first class was engaged in English and Japanese. This experience helped her to reveal herself. She became a laureate in many contests, both Russian (the Music Festival "The Magic Symphony" in St. Petersburg) and international ones, including those that took place abroad (festival "Rhythms of the snail", Poland). At international competitions Tanya spoke with children in English.
It's just a miracle and happiness that thanks to the cochlear implant Tanechka was returned the opportunity to be a full-fledged person. Our Tanya is now engaged in a theater studio, folk dancing, singing (both solo and group), she studies well, and, what is most important, remains a kind and caring daughter and sister.