Hudson Yost, born in China, was adopted by American parents at the age of three-and-a-half. Born with Atresia and Microtia, Hudson has profound hearing loss in his left ear and moderate hearing loss in his right ear. Now four years old, despite the challenges of Atresia and Microtia, Hudson has developed a solid vocabulary and can communicate with others.
While learning to communicate in english and forming a strong bond with his new parents, Hudson’s mother, Tammi Yost, wanted him to have every opportunity to develop like any other child. Tammi learned about Ear Community’s donation program, and applied for Hudson to receive a bone anchored hearing system (BAHS).
Hudson’s Story and Bright Smiles
Through the Ear Community donation program, Hudson was received an Oticon Medical Ponto Plus softband. Hudson was fitted with the softband at Huaxi hospital by Prof Li Gang and team in Chengdu City, China.
Hudson showed an immediate response to his new Ponto Plus, both with a big smile and in response to post-fitting tests. As you can see in his photos below, he was very happy and didn’t show any discomfort with the softband.
The Yost family couldn’t be happier with their experience. And we can’t wait to see Hudson grow with his new Ponto Plus.