Monday, April 23, 2018
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Truro teenager heading to France as a member of Canada’s deaf volleyball team

By Harry Sullivan

2018 Abbie Langille
Abbie Langille is thrilled with the opportunity to represent her country on the international stage. The Truro teen will play for the Canadian deaf volleyball team in France in May. - Harry Sullivan

TRURO, N.S. – A Truro teen has been invited to play in an overseas tournament with Canada’s deaf volleyball team.

Abbie Langille, who will be 16 next month, was born deaf. That aspect of her world changed, however, when she received her first cochlear implant at 13 months and a second one at age eight, which gives her the ability to hear.

Cochlear implants do the work of damaged parts of the inner ear (cochlea) by sending sound signals to the brain, unlike hearing aids which simply make sounds louder.

Read more: http://www.trurodaily.com/living/None/truro-teenager-heading-to-france-as-a-member-of-canadas-deaf-volleyball-team-195459/

Source: Truro Daily News

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