Find out more about these little electronic miracles.
In January 2013 our founder's daughter, Sarah suddenly lost her hearing. She was 2 ½ years old at the time. Seven months after being diagnosed as deaf Sarah received two cochlear implants at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN.
During the time between Sarah’s diagnosis and surgery her parents chose not to think of her as “deaf” or “hearing impaired” instead they believed she was simply “waiting to hear” until she received her cochlear implants. That belief eventually led them to form Waiting to Hear to help bring the gift of sound to more children like Sarah.
August 2014 – Waiting to Hear incorporated in the great state of Tennessee!
August 8, 2014 – Waiting to Hear held the first "Hear me Roar!" event at Creation Kingdom Zoo in Gate City VA.
October 2014 - Waiting to Hear held the first Bionic Duck Derby Fundraiser as part of Buchanan County Virginia's Octoberfest.
December 3, 2014 – Waiting to Hear was recognized as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization by the IRS.
June 13, 2015 - Waiting to Hear launched the "Music to Our Ears" concert Series with HEARING: From the King starring award winning Elvis Tribute Artist Stephen Freeman and the Echoes of a Legend Show Band.
July 2015 - Waiting to Hear partnered with East Tennessee State University to provide a "Language Enrichment Camp" free of charge to deaf and hard of hearing children.
August 8 2015 - Waiting to Hear returned to Creation Kingdom for our second HEAR ME ROAR event!
October 10 2015 - Waiting to Hear returned to Southwest Virginia for the second annual Bionic Duck Derby!
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