‘The Shepherd Centre helped me be able to listen and speak and interact with my family and peers in a way that I probably wouldn’t have been able to,’ says Elly.
Elly was diagnosed with mild to severe sensorineural loss in her right ear and a moderate to total sensorineural loss in her left ear and wears a hearing aid in her right ear.
In a similar statement to our recently signed ambassador Osher Gunsberg , Elly says, ‘Quite often I am mistaken for being rude or aloof when I am spoken to by someone on my left hand side.’
‘Support from The Shepherd Centre was invaluable, for both me and my family. I was able to attend mainstream school and do everything that everyone else was doing and not be held back by anything,’ said Elly.