Kate's First HEARING Birthday

Kate celebrated her 1st Hearing Birthday with friends and family in August. She has made great progress and enjoyed celebrating and having party! Kate's genetic testing results showed that she did have hearing loss due to the Connexin 26 gene. She should have no other problems and is doing well with her cochlear implants. Click here to read Kate's story previously published on Bama Ears.

When Kate's not celebrating with her family and friends, she's having a blast at gymnastics class.

Happy First HEARING Birthday Kate!!!


  1. Awwwww...she's so cute. Happy birthday!

  2. Happy Birthday Kate. Just wanted to say I live in SOuth Florida and I have recieved great hearing care services from the Hear Florida Audiology Group who provide great Hearing Aid Services.

  3. Happy hearing birthday and heres to many more! :)

  4. Hello! I live in Florida - my 2 year old daughter received cochlear implants last year due to the same genetic disorder - connexin 26. On February 16, 2001, she will be celebrating her first hearing birthday (one year from activation). I was trying to think of a way to celebrate it, also. Any ideas?
    I look forward to hearing from you!