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A Young Girl’s Love for Dance and Music

A young girl’s love for dance and music is part of how she lives a life without limits!

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An AG Bell Cradle-to-Career Moment

Marin Zocca’s family discovered she had a severe-to-profound hearing loss when Marin was 3 months old. By the time she was 20 months old, Marin received bilateral cochlear implants and since then she has been thriving in every way.

Marin is a ballerina and has been dancing for the past 10 years. “A decade of dance at 13 years old is quite an achievement in itself, for a girl who didn’t have bilateral hearing until she was almost 2 years old,” her father, Michael Zocca, wrote to AG Bell.

Marin attends ballet intensives every summer. She also loves music and says it makes all the difference to her when it comes to ballet and so many aspects of her everyday life. Music helps her relax in all situations, including while doing schoolwork. In fact, Marin’s total play time on Spotify in 2022 was 46,867 minutes—more than 91% of other listeners in the United States! We hope Marin will continue to grow and embrace her passions.

Watch Marin perform during a school concert:

La pasión de una joven por la danza y la música
Un momento «de la cuna a la profesión» de AG Bell

La pasión de una joven por la danza y la música ¡forma parte de su vida sin límites!

La familia de Marin Zocca descubrió que la niña tenía una pérdida auditiva severa-profunda al cumplir los 3 meses. A los 20 meses, recibió implantes cocleares bilaterales y desde entonces ha prosperado en la vida en todos los sentidos.

Marin es bailarina desde hace 10 años. «Una década de danza a los 13 años es todo un logro en sí mismo para una niña que no tuvo acceso a la audición bilateral hasta casi los 2 años», escribió su padre, Michael Zocca, a AG Bell.

Marin asiste a cursos intensivos de ballet todos los veranos. También le encanta la música y asegura que marca su vida tanto en el ballet como en otros muchos aspectos cotidianos. La música le ayuda a relajarse en todas las situaciones, incluso mientras hace los deberes escolares. De hecho, el tiempo total de reproducción de Marin en Spotify en 2022 fue de 46 867 minutos, ¡más que el 91 % del resto de oyentes en los Estados Unidos! Esperamos que la danza y la música sigan siendo su pasión.

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