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Sarah's Story

Cochlear Implant

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 Listening Center. Watch how Sarah's journey with The Listening Center gave her back the gift of hearing.

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Dr. Frank Lin

Treatment Team

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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.

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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.

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