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Hearing for the first time

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Imagine hearing the sound of your voice for the first time in 40 years. That's the experience of Ricky McLeod who has undergone a cochlear implant, enabling him to hear.

The Lion Foundation granted Southern Hearing Charitable Trust $50,000 towards operating costs.

Ricky McLeod (pictured) is profoundly deaf and for the first time in 40 years has just heard the sound of his own voice – thanks to a cochlear implant. Ricky is a different man since his implant surgery and says “I’ve still got a bit of a future ahead of me”. The grant SCIP received from The Lion Foundation means that we give people more than their hearing – we give them hope.”

– Belinda van der Monde, Fundraising Manager

Source: Lion Foundation