News: Preschool and therapy key to preparing children with hearing loss to start school

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Sam was born with microtia — a deformation of the external ear — and a unilateral hearing loss.

He uses a bone-anchored hearing aid (BAHA) that vibrates sound through his skull and cochlea to his inner ear.

Sam could have started kindergarten this year — he turns five next month — but the Koschels decided to give him an extra year of preschool to develop his speech, language and social skills.

Read Sam’s school readiness story on ABC News

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