My life

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I was born on the 21st of August 2004 at 16:38 in Bremen, Germany. Just a few seconds after my birth, I was taken for a check to see if I had any problems. The doctors said that I was perfectly healthy except for one thing; my ears. The doctors suggested that I should be taken to an ENT Specialist (Ear, Nose, Throat specialist). That is exactly what my parents did. Unfortunately the ENT Specialist said that I was deaf. This made my parents very upset. Despite the doctor saying that I was deaf, they did not accept that I was deaf. So my parents visited another doctor but this doctor said the same thing and this continued for a long time until my parents finally found a doctor that was willing to do a hearing test to see just how much I could hear. This particular doctor concluded that I could hear about 80%. This enlightened my parents’ mood. The doctor said that I have a problem called Microtia and Aural Atresia. Due to this I do not have have auditory canals. The doctor suggested that I wear a hearing aid (A Bone Conduction Hearing Aid) which would help me hear better. That is exactly what my parents got meto do. At first I did not want to wear the hearing aid however when the doctor came to know about this, he said that it was compulsory that I wore the hearing aid. So from that moment my parents saw to it that I always wore my hearing aid. After a few months’ time, I didn’t have to be told to wear the hearing aid.

On the 20th of August 2009, I joined the International school of Bremen. In this school they also had EL1-EL3 which was for 3-5 year olds. I joined the ISB (International School of Bremen) in El3. On the first day of school (20th August 2009), I was four years old but the next day I turned five. Before I joined the ISB, I was at a Kindergarten for two years. However, I left the Kindergarten since I found it extremely boring. All we did there was play with ‘Lego Duplo’ and sing songs all day. However at the ISB, I found it extremely interesting and that is why my parents concluded that I would stay in the ISB.

The years went by but I never changed my mind about going to another school. Now I am 11 years old and I go to Grade 6 in the ISB and I still have not even thought of leaving the international School of Bremen.