Peter’s Story

A black and white photo of Peter Hardt smiling with his arms crossed. He is wearing a plaid shirt.

Peter, 23 years old now, was the first baby in the state of Oklahoma identified with hearing loss through Oklahoma’s mandated newborn hearing screening program which required, beginning in 2000, that all newborns receive a hearing test before discharge from the hospital.

Hadley’s Story

young girl sitting inside historic horse coach, grandfather smiling closely by

Hadley & Dennis Krueger GRAND MOMENTS Listening to each other’s questions and critiques, enjoying laughter, even quiet times of reflection. These moments are part of a grand adventure at Oklahoma City’s National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum shared by Hadley Krueger, age 9, and her grandfather Dennis — “PaPa” to her. It is special time […]

Kaysen’s Story

father and son playing together on playground

“When Kaysen was just a few days old, we learned he had a severe to profound hearing loss. When he was first, diagnosed, I worried about his future, his ability to understand others, to learn in a classroom, or to play sports. Would he recognize our voices? Would he be able to talk like other […]

The Hearts for Hearing Journey: Olivia’s Story

Olivia is a recipient of care from the hearts for hearing team

Olivia was born prematurely at just 25 weeks, weighing only one pound and two ounces. She was also born with bilateral sensorineural hearing loss. At four-years-old, Olivia received her first set of hearing aids from Hearts for Hearing. “As a child, my hearing loss was definitely more difficult to live with, as it made learning more […]