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The Consequences of a Misdiagnosis: Grzegorz’s Journey to His Cochlear Implant

Misdiagnosed as autistic, Grzegorz Płonka spent most of his childhood in a school for children with mental disabilities and was unable to speak. This changed when he got diagnosed with profound sensorineural hearing loss at the age of 14 and received his cochlear implant five years later. The Polish film SONATA shows his hearing journey and how a cochlear implant enabled him to become a talented pianist. In this article, Grzegorz tells us more about his childhood with hearing loss, his opinion on SONATA, and the mission he is on.

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“We All Deal With Challenges. Mine Just Happens to Be Visible”: Michaela’s Story

Michaela Davert is an enthusiastic fashion and beauty advocate, college student, and BONEBRIDGE recipient from the US. She loves sharing her everyday experiences with her MED-EL device on social media and informing the world about osteogenesis imperfecta, the disability she was born with. In this blog post, she tells us what motivates her to educate her audience about these two aspects of her life.