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Scoring over adversity: King’s Way Christian soccer player Luke Gomes says coping with hearing loss deepens his resolve – and his faith

Junior was born with inner ear condition called enlarged vestibular aqueduct syndrome

By Will Denner, Columbian staff writer
Published: April 3, 2024, 6:09am
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King's Way Christian junior Luke Gomes, left, cuts toward the ball during a boys soccer game against Seton Catholic on March 21 in Vancouver.
King's Way Christian junior Luke Gomes, left, cuts toward the ball during a boys soccer game against Seton Catholic on March 21 in Vancouver. (Will Denner/The Columbian) Photo Gallery

From a young age, Luke Gomes and his family were cautioned by doctors that playing a sport like soccer could be risky.

Gomes was born with an inner ear condition called enlarged vestibular aqueduct syndrome, or EVA, which left him with approximately 25 percent of his hearing in his right ear and 75 percent in his left.

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