Meet Morgan & Katie

Sisters Morgan and Katie are alike in so many ways — ambitious students, competitive athletes, dedicated daughters, and big dreamers. They are both profoundly deaf and use cochlear implants to hear. Their hearing devices allow them to thrive in life and in school. Morgan recently finished college and started her career in nursing while Katie just started college, enjoying sorority life and pursuing a business degree. Listen in to their story and learn how LSL changed their lives.

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More About Morgan & Katie’s Journey

Marissa and Glenn were completely surprised when their daughter, Morgan, was identified as deaf. After all, no one in their family has hearing loss. They weren’t sure what to do, where to begin, or what their life would look like. One video changed everything. Marissa saw a confident young woman talking aloud about her hearing loss in Dreams Spoken Here, a video produced by the Oberkotter Foundation. She realized she wanted her daughter to be able to do the same and was determined to make it happen.

Once the family discovered the Listening and Spoken Language (LSL) path, the possibilities seemed limitless and the future full of potential. When their second daughter, Katie, was also identified as deaf, they knew exactly what to do. Their efforts paid off and they attribute their girls’ success to LSL. Today, they share their story to offer hope and inspire other families starting the journey just like they did.

Watch Listening In to hear more from sisters Morgan and Katie and their family.


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Meet Connor, Age 30

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Meet Jentry, Age 34

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