If you don’t pay attention, you might miss all the unique sounds that come with kids enjoying a playground.

For students like Luke, these are the sounds they could be hearing for the very first time.

Luke was born with waardenburg syndrome, and he was born completely deaf. He received cochlear implants and has been hearing with them for three years now. 

Kelly O’Connell is the Director of CREC Soundbridge in Wethersfield. She says it’s “a program where the focus is teaching children with hearing loss how to listen and talk.”

“So if a teacher of the hearing impaired is not in the school and something happens to the equipment, they can email and get an almost immediate response from a technician,” O’Connell said.

Soundbridge serves the entire state, 750 students all across Connecticut. Most are at other schools helping kids be kids.


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