A teacher designed glittery hearing aids on dolls to make her deaf students feel represented
Genesis Politron, who teaches kindergarten and preschool for deaf and hard of hearing kids, couldn't find any dolls that resembled her students with hearing devices. So she crafted some on her own.Genesis Politron is a preschool and kindergarten teacher in Watsonville, California, who works with deaf and hard of hearing students.
“It’s like she’s having the lights switched on and she can hear her mum’s voice,” Paul, the father of Georgina Addison, told SWNS. “She is instantly delighted and becomes much happier straight away. Her face lights up and she looks delighted.”
Paul, of Harrogate, England, told SWNS that his daughter was fitted with the hearing aids when she was just a few weeks old. Paul said he and his wife, Louise, discovered their daughter was deaf shortly after her birth, and that while it was “difficult,” they chose to focus on the positive.
Part of that positive is that each morning, Paul said Georgina reacts to hearing her parents like it’s a completely new experience.
“It fills my heart with joy, and you just can’t put a price on things like this,” he told SWNS.
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