Cochlear Implant - brochure

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					        My
                Cochlear
                Implant

  The Source

of Health and

     Healing         UIC   University of Illinois at Chicago
                           Medical Center
Let me tell you about my cochlear implant.
On my first visit to the audiologist,
      I took a hearing test.
Then my family and I watched a video
telling us all about cochlear implants.
Then the doctor looked in my ears.
On the day of
surgery, they
gave me a
gown and a
funny hat to
wear.
The nurse took my temperature.
She also put
an IV on my
arm.
After the
operation I
woke up with
a big, white
bandage
around my
head.

I felt kind of
sleepy!
My mom spent
the night at the
hospital with
me.
After the
operation I
went to the
audiologist
to map my
cochlear
implant.
I played a listening game
  with the audiologists.
Now I come for therapy once a week.
We play fun listening games
with lots of different toys!
I wear a
backpack
to hold my
cochlear
implant.
I like my
cochlear
implant
because it
helps me
hear!
Cochlear Implant Team:
Arvind Kumar, MD, Surgeon
April Hahn, MS/CCC-A, Audiologist
Tina Leman, MS/CF-A, Audiologist


Special Thanks To:
The Colmenero Family
Mark Janowicz, Photography