Hearing impaired Kindergartners graduate to mainstream schools

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Some excited kindergarten graduates are eager to listen as they move on to 'big kid' school.

A dozen kids who've overcome their hearing impairment celebrated with a graduation at The Center for Hearing and Speech. They've mastered listening and speaking well enough to move on to mainstream schools, and their parents couldn't be happier.

"He's 7 now, and going to start 1st grade next year," said one parent. "He's speaking, and moving on, it's amazing. It's exciting. You can't express how exciting it is."

The kids can now interact and communicate with other students and teachers without using sign language.
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