Hearing things differently now

Wednesday, June 3, 2009 — Cochlear implants are nothing new. They have been around since the 1980s. However, the implant is helping to change the lives of millions of Americans that are hard of hearing; some of them hearing for the first time in a long time.

UNC Hospitals has one of the largest cochlear implant programs in the country. Physicians implanting more than 200 last year alone. For someone who teaches people the art of hearing for a living, the cochlear implant is a dramatic gift for one UNC professor and audiologist.



Media contact: Stephanie Crayton, (919) 966-2860, scrayton@unch.unc.edu

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