A three-year-old who started to hear for the first time after pioneering surgery has made amazing progress in the last year, according to his proud mum.
Oliver Bosch was born without auditory nerves and needed an operation in Italy in February 2013 to fit a hearing device to his brain stem.
Last summer Oliver, who lives in Dundee with parents Jemma and Ben and big sister Darcey, also attended a specialist clinic in Los Angeles which helps profoundly deaf children to communicate.
His treatment abroad was funded by tens of thousands of pounds of donations, with strong support from the Angus area.
A future fundraising drive to allow the family to return to the LA clinic, which was originally set up by Louise Treadwell, the wife of Hollywood icon Spencer Tracey, will get under way after the summer.
Jemma said: “He’s going to nursery now and he’s socialising with the other kids, which is brilliant. It’s really brought him out of his shell.
“He’s a totally different wee boy now.”