Cochlear Implants bring music to children

 


At age four, Nadia Rosenberg took her first guitar lesson and learned to sing, “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.” Nadia was born hearing but became profoundly deaf with a rare autoimmune condition when she was about 16 months old. Implanted with two cochlear implants at age 26 months, she’s now eleven and music is a very important part of her life. “I love everything about music,” says the active pre-teen. “Sometimes it feels like the world is made up of music, so it feels important to me. I love all music–rock music, singing only, instruments only. And, the dancing that can go with it. Except tap dancing–that’s just a bunch of ‘clickety clack,’ which I don’t think has anything to do with my gear!”