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Kelvin Ellis

Kelvin and Carol have been married for 17 years and have been together for 27 years, after meeting at a single parent’s social event. When they first got to know each other, Kelvin was fascinated by how Carol coped as a deaf single mother of a three-year-old and a baby. Now retired, Kelvin is a passionate Liverpool football (soccer) supporter, loves reading biographies, and is planning to research his family tree this year. They live in Bracknell, Berkshire, UK.

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Why a cochlear implant was the right choice for my spouse and our family

Fri, 13 Mar 2020 By Kelvin Ellis

My wife Carol has had hearing loss most of her life. She now uses a bimodal solution, with a cochlear implant in one ear and a hearing aid in the other. As with many families where hearing loss plays a big part of everyday life, our story was one of making do and getting by until we couldn’t any longer.