I was diagnosed at the age of 4 years with a severe to profound hearing loss in both ears. I attended the auditory aural program in elementary school, and later was mainstreamed. I am currently working as an electronics engineering laboratory technician at Continental Tire Company. I hold a private pilot’s license. My hobbies are Ham radio, snowmobiling and off road go-carting. I’m married to Christine and we have 2 children. My best experience was getting my hearing restored in 2009 and 2010 with a pair of Advanced Bionics cochlear implants!