"Cochlear Implant - brochure"
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