Sarah's Story

Pediatric Cochlear Implant | Sarah's Story

By the age of 12, Sarah Aquino was experiencing hearing loss so significant that hearing aids were no longer providing her sufficient assistance. Initially scared at the thought of cochlear implant surgery, Sarah and her mother were quickly reassured after meeting with the comprehensive team of experts at the Johns Hopkins Cochlear Implant Center. Watch how Sarah's journey with The Cochlear Implant Center gave her back the gift of hearing.

Treatment Team

Learn more about Sarah's treatment team.
  • Stephen Bowditch, Au.D., M.S.

    • Audiologist
    • Associate Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  • Kathleen Lehnert, M.S.

    • Speech-Language Pathologist
    • Listening and Spoken Language Specialist
    • Certified Auditory Verbal Therapist
    • Assistant of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
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The Johns Hopkins Cochlear Implant Center

Our center offers a comprehensive approach to cochlear implantation and rehabilitation. Working with patients of all ages, our staff and faculty are committed to providing a comprehensive network of servcies to help each of our patients.

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Patient Education: Cochlear Implant Surgery

For people with severe hearing loss, a cochlear implant might help. Unlike a hearing aid that makes sounds louder, a cochlear implant can help a person with little or no hearing.