Julia Colantino loves Hamilton. But as a young resident diagnosed with profound hearing loss early in life, she experiences our city very differently than most residents. After starting with two hearing aids, Julia received a Cochlear Implant, an electronic medical device that replaces the function of the damaged inner ear. 

Julia wants to create more inclusive spaces for residents with hearing loss in Hamilton. With support from Ward 7 Councillor Donna Skelly, Julia is launching an initiative to have Hearing Loop systems installed in all City and publicly owned buildings.