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New Cochlear Implant Partnership to Benefit Patients

Posted by:  Melissa Sweeney, Cochlear Implant Program Manager – UT Dallas Callier Center for Communication Disorders

Cochlear implants change lives. Thousands of patients around the world can now hear, thanks to these amazing little devices.

But the process of acquiring implants and then maintaining them can seem overwhelming to patients and families. It’s a multi-step process that requires a large team of specialists and lots of patience.

A newly expanded partnership that includes the UT Dallas Callier Center, Children’s Medical Center Dallas and UT Southwestern Medical Center should make it much easier for cochlear implant patients to get the care and guidance they need to succeed.

The UTD Callier Cochlear Implant Program at Children’s Medical Center offers the region’s broadest range of expertise, experience and advanced technology. The new program was launched at Children’s Plano Legacy location last summer and began accepting patients at the Dallas medical center this fall. It offers a “one-stop shop,” instead of making patients travel to a variety of locations for different appointments. The program’s mission is to provide children with hearing loss access to sound, and it offers:

• A team that has performed more than 340 cochlear implants in the last six years
• A state-of-the-art pediatric medical and surgical facility
• Highly experienced  audiologists and speech-language pathologists for follow-up therapy and monitoring

For more information, please contact Delia Aguirre at Callier, 214-905-3077.

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