At Hearing and Beyond we change lives. Without an education, the ability to communicate or being accepted into their communities, life for Deaf and Hard of Hearing children is extremely dismal. Work opportunities are very limited and the children will always remain socially isolated. We have taken twenty-six children and completely turned their lives around. In a country where early friendships last a lifetime our children are no longer alone – they have friends. They have developed a love of learning and exploring the world around them. Learning to read and write ensures they can communicate in the hearing world. Along with the normal reading, writing, mathematics, speech and sign language lessons our children are also developing their life skills. This education and the skills they are learning has ensured that life has changed drastically – not just for our students but also for their children in years to come.