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Lucie Herridge
Lucie is a lifestyle blogger and mother living in Hampshire, United Kingdom.

She is the mother of Harry, 4 years old, who is profoundly deaf and a bilateral user of cochlear implants from Advanced Bionics. She loves to drink tea, cozy nights with her family and go on Pinterest!

4 Tips for a Hearing Loss Friendly Easter Egg Hunt

Easter is this Sunday, which means we’re getting ready for lots of family time and of course Easter egg hunts!
Any special event requires some extra planning, but I’ve found that especially with my deaf toddler, extra noise, people, and activities can be especially overwhelming and daunting. There are ways, however, to ensure these special events are inclusive and fun for them!

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Has my son’s cochlear implant helped him learn words faster than a hearing child?

There has been some research lately that has revealed the possibility that children with cochlear implants are learning words faster than children with no hearing problems. 

It has got me thinking about my son Harry. Being profoundly deaf at birth, Harry was implanted at 14 months old with no previous experience of hearing the world around him. 

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Watch: Chatting with my cochlear implant kid

Phonak hEARo Lucie interviews her son Harry to show how his speech and understanding is with his Advanced Bionics cochlear implants on.
Harry recently turned four and it is clear that his speech and understanding is very good for a four-year-old with cochlear implants. How did Lucie and Harry get to this point? We go back on their journey to see the steps they took after they found out Harry is deaf.

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How to recycle your hearing aids in the UK and USA

Do you have old hearing aids stuck in a drawer that you keep just because you’re at a loss of what to do with them? 

My son Harry wore hearing aids until he was 14 months old. Then he was implanted with his cochlear implants. I knew that he would never need his hearing aids again, but I wasn’t sure what to do with them. However, I discovered that there are ways for your old hearing aids to be recycled here in the UK and also in the USA. 

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Thinking About Schools for my Deaf Child

My son will start school in September 2018, which for some may seem quite far away, but the time to pick a school is fast approaching and I just don’t feel quite ready.

For many parents of children with hearing loss, choosing a school for your deaf child can be overwhelming.

Should we send him to a mainstream school or deaf school? What is the best hearing technology for his classroom? How do I inform his teachers about his hearing loss?

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