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Jack Clevenger

Jack was born in Phoenix, Arizona and has lived in this state all his life. With a master’s degree in education and counseling with a human relations emphasis, he has devoted his life to serving individuals with hearing loss and other disabilities.

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How a Cochlear Implant and Effective Communication Skills Saved My Career

Thu, 4 Nov 2021  by  Jack Clevenger

My hearing loss journey began when I was only one month of age and had a high fever of 105 degrees for three days. I was very fortunate to have survived this illness, but I was left with severe hearing loss in both ears. In the early 1950s, I received my very first hearing aid at age three and started attending a special oral school for children with severe hearing loss in Phoenix, Arizona.