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Joyce's Story: Cochlear Implantation

Joyce's Story: Cochlear Implantation

After being deaf for nearly 30 years, at age 66, Joyce was a perfect candidate for cochlear implantation. Learn how her wish to hear the voices of her children again came true following her implant and rehabilitation.

Kristin Ceh

Auditory Rehabilitation

Learn more about Joyce's auditory rehabilitation therapist.

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The Johns Hopkins Listening Center offers a comprehensive approach to cochlear implantation and is one of the largest cochlear implant programs in the nation.  Working with patients of all ages, our staff and faculty are committed to providing a comprehensive network of services to help each of our patients use their cochlear implant to its greatest potential.

Learn more about The Listening Center
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Condition Information

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

Learn more about cochlear implant surgery