Fourteen hearing impaired kids participated in this year's hearing camp facilitated by UofL audiology students.

A week-long summer camp for kids with hearing loss is put on by University of Louisville audiology students each year. 

“Our main goal is to get these kids together so they can spend time with each other other, with other people like them,” said Haiden Nunn, UofL audiology student. 

This year’s theme was dinosaurs and Jurassic Park. UofL students called it “Hearassic Park.” 

Fourteen hearing impaired kids participated, doing crafts, taking field trips and playing dinosaur-related games. 

Family members are also invited to participate in the camp. Grady Ryan’s sister, Mabry, joined him at camp this year and said it was good for him because he didn’t have to worry about other kids bullying him.

“A lot of these kids have a stigma, unfortunately,” Nunn said. “When we get other people like them together, they see that they’re not alone.” 

Seventeen UofL audiology students help with the camp, planning and raising money throughout the year. Check out more in the video below: 

 

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Mark Hebert

Following a 28-year career as a radio and television reporter, Mark Hebert joined the University of Louisville as the Director of Media Relations in 2009, serving as the main spokesperson. In 2015, Mark was named Director of Programming and Production. He’s now producing and hosting a radio show about “all things UofL”, overseeing the university’s video and TV productions and promoting UofL’s research operation. Mark is best known for his 22 years as the political and investigative reporter for WHAS-TV in Louisville where he won numerous awards for breaking stories, exposing corruption and objectively covering Kentucky politics. In 2014, Mark was inducted into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame.