News, Events, News and Events • October 10, 2020

Loud Shirt Day

Did you know that over 12,000 Australian kids face every day with a hearing loss? Early intervention can mean a big difference in terms of outcomes for children and that is why Can:Do 4Kids have announced 4-year-old Nova and 11-month-old Ayla as two of their youngest ambassadors for this year’s Loud Shirt Day.

South Australians are being encouraged to ‘Get Loud’ in a bid to help children like Ayla and Nova live their lives to the fullest and loudest. “I was very nervous when Nova was about to have her surgery. But I met another family at Can:Do who had just been through it and they really reassured me that it was going to be okay,” says Nova’s mum, Abbey.

 

 

 

 

At only 11-months-old, Ayla is at the very beginning of her journey after being born with a profound hearing loss in her right ear and severe loss in her left ear. “When Ayla was first diagnosed it was very overwhelming and unexpected. I get a bit emotional when other kids are saying ‘Mum’ and ‘Dad’ at her age. But I know now we have the right support,” says Ayla’s mum, Brooke.

If you would like to ‘Get LOUD’ this year, visit loudshirtday.com.au to register as a family, at work, with your friends and community group, or at school.

REGISTER FOR LOUD SHIRT DAY

Your support will help give deaf and hard of hearing children access to support and the gift of speech.

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