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10-year-old girl starts YouTube channel about her hearing loss

Hard of hearing 10-year-old Skye started her own YouTube channel about her life with hearing aids.

Her first video is about how to put in hearing aids and what she recommends to other children who have hearing aids. 

She also says an adorable thank you shout out to all who support her on her hearing loss journey including her doctors, teachers, family and friends.

Skye has been wearing Phonak Sky Q hearing aids since she was four-years-old. She is going into secondary school next year. Recently she found out she has a vision impairment, which means she has duel sensory loss. Audiologists are still unaware of what’s causing her hearing loss. They thought that it would be progressive, but for the past year, it has baselined. 

Skye takes pride in her hearing aids and they include decorations. On both hearing aids Skye has tube clips on from Tubetastic Pimps.  

Read more: Watch: How to decorate your hearing aids

Outside of school Skye enjoys going to the theatre, watching musicals, playing football on a local team, reading and singing. She is now adding making YouTube videos onto the list.

“The idea of her YouTube channel came from a lady who is from the teacher advisory service who comes into her school to help her. Skye was refusing to wear her hearing aids so we thought it would help her build confidence again and also help others in the process,” says Charlotte, Skye’s mum. 

We love how Skye’s confidence shines throughout the video and we are looking forward to seeing more YouTube videos from her! 

See her YouTube channel here!

Author Details
Kirsten is the managing editor of Hearing Like Me. She has a moderate hearing loss and currently wears Phonak Audéo B-R rechargeable hearing aids. Outside of working for Hearing Like Me, she can be found exploring new cities, trying out new recipes in her kitchen, or hiking. She loves learning about different cultures and languages.