University of Iowa Cochlear Implant

University of Iowa Cochlear Implant This website has been developed as a social network for patients with cochlear implants and their families to connect with one another. and Lucille A.

The history of cochlear implants has been characterized by achieving substantial growth in a relatively short period of time. Proudly, the Cochlear Implant Clinical Research Center at the University of Iowa Roy J. Carver College of Medicine has been a major force in providing the research necessary to foster this growth. The Iowa Cochlear Implant Project was established in 1981 with the availabili

ty of single channel cochlear implant systems. In 1983, UI Hospitals and Clinics was the first center in the United States to implant a multichannel cochlear implant system. These devices quickly demonstrated that patients could achieve good, if not remarkably good, speech recognition abilities. With the introduction of multichannel devices, the Iowa Cochlear Implant Project began to expand this technology to include children and was the first clinic in the nation to implant a congenitally deaf child. Since that time, over 1500 children and adults have been implanted at the UI Hospitals and Clinics. In addition, the Project has been a crucial component of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clinical trial process by providing strict data for device manufacturers seeking device approvals for use in the U.S. To date, the University of Iowa has one of the largest and most comprehensive databases in the field, following patients for nearly 30 years.

Please help us welcome Gabrielle Watson (Gabby), Au.D., to our Cochlear Implant Audiology team. She is a Hawkeye at hear...
06/17/2024

Please help us welcome Gabrielle Watson (Gabby), Au.D., to our Cochlear Implant Audiology team. She is a Hawkeye at heart, having completed both her undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of Iowa. She spent the last six years working at the Cochlear Implant Center at the University of Michigan, and we are fortunate to welcome her back to our team. She will see both pediatric and adult CI patients.

Heartwarming story about one of our CI patients, Kelby, and his journey to playing football at Iowa. Go Hawks!  🏈 πŸ’› πŸ–€
10/06/2023

Heartwarming story about one of our CI patients, Kelby, and his journey to playing football at Iowa. Go Hawks! 🏈 πŸ’› πŸ–€

In what’s called the best tradition in college sports, NBC’s Harry Smith shares the history of people in the Kinnick Stadium waving to patients at Stead Family Children's Hospital overlooking the field β€” and meets a player in a full-circle moment.

Congratulations to Nile for being chosen to be Kid Captain at the Iowa @ Iowa State Football game. 🏈 Go Hawks!! πŸ’›πŸ–€πŸ’›πŸ–€
08/08/2023

Congratulations to Nile for being chosen to be Kid Captain at the Iowa @ Iowa State Football game. 🏈 Go Hawks!! πŸ’›πŸ–€πŸ’›πŸ–€

Spots available for the UI:SPEAKS Summer Program 2023 Take advantage of a great program available for kids who stutter o...
02/23/2023

Spots available for the UI:SPEAKS
Summer Program 2023
Take advantage of a great program available for kids who stutter or are deaf/hard of hearing.

Please see below an event being hosted by Iowa Hands and Voices to raise money and bring awareness to support families o...
12/13/2022

Please see below an event being hosted by Iowa Hands and Voices to raise money and bring awareness to support families of children who are deaf or hard of hearing.

The Hands & Voices New Year Virtual 5K: Freeze Your F***y 5K is on Friday December 30, 2022 to Monday January 2, 2023. It includes the following events: Virtual 5K and Donate.

Research opportunity for children with bilateral hearing loss between the ages of 8-12. Please see below to help out one...
12/01/2022

Research opportunity for children with bilateral hearing loss between the ages of 8-12. Please see below to help out one of our doctoral students. Thank you!

If you want to learn more about cochlear implants, check out these podcasts featuring experts in the field. Make sure to...
10/11/2022

If you want to learn more about cochlear implants, check out these podcasts featuring experts in the field. Make sure to subscribe to receive notifications as more podcasts drop in this series.

6 New Episodes! As providers, it's hard to stay on top of all the specialties in a multi-specialty world. Check out this easy-to-listen-to podcast on Cochlear Implants, dropping in October. Click and subscribe to catch the latest episodes! bit.ly/MedAudProPodcast

10/01/2022

For any cochlear implant listeners affected by the recent hurricane in FL with a Cochlear need, please see below for assistance.

Our thoughts are with all those suffering as a result of this natural disaster.

Great story about one of our very own Hawkeye football players speaking at UI SPEAKS youth camp hosted by Wendell Johnso...
08/16/2022

Great story about one of our very own Hawkeye football players speaking at UI SPEAKS youth camp hosted by Wendell Johnson Speech and Hearing Clinic.
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https://clas.uiowa.edu/news/hawkeye-football-player-shares-his-story-hearing-loss-during-ui-speaks-youth-camp

By Katie Linder Iowa football player Kelby Telander was just a tyke when his family learned he had severe hearing loss. That diagnosis eventually led to cochlear implant surgery at University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital, followed by speech therapy services. As a small child, he attend...

08/16/2022

πŸ“£ ATTENTION PARENTS and DHH HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE STUDENTS:

ASK Resource Center is helping facilitate focus groups for the Iowa Department of Education.

Middle school is not currently an age of focus for any existing mentor/peer support program for Iowa’s DHH kids. The Iowa Department of Education has enlisted ASK Resource Center to gather explicit input from families and youth/young adults about the peer connection needs of DHH middle school-aged students in the state. To accomplish this, ASK needs your help.

They are seeking people from across the state of Iowa who fit the following categories for focus groups that will occur in September:
β€’ Focus Group #1: Parents of DHH kids who are in preschool and elementary school.
β€’ Focus Group #2: Parents of DHH kids who are in middle school.
β€’ Focus Group #3: Parents of DHH kids who are in high school or have graduated high school in the last 2 to 3 years.
β€’ Focus Group #4: DHH youth and young adults in high school or have graduated high school in the last 2 to 3 years.

The focus groups will be held by Zoom in September. The exact dates and times will be planned with the people chosen for each session. All meetings will be 2 hours or shorter. There will be a $50 stipend for each person who attends. The groups will be as representative of the entire spectrum of D/HH diagnoses as possible (i.e. from mild hearing loss to profoundly deaf). A summary of the findings from this work will be shared with the Iowa Department of Education.

The focus groups will dive deeply into the specifics of questions such as:
β€’ What do middle school-aged students need in regard to peer connections?
β€’ What supports could/should be provided by another peer or from an adult who is D/HH?
β€’ How would your student or family use this support if it was available?

Please forward this message to the families and students you know asking them to reach out to ASK if they wish to participate in giving feedback. Their participation is invaluable! Interested persons should email [email protected] using the subject line FOCUS GROUPS or call Karen Thompson at 1-800-450-8667.

Thank you in advance for partnering in this effort to help provide Iowa’s D/HH kids and their families with support that will enhance their connections and communication.

We are so proud of you Nile, keep being awesome. πŸ–€πŸ’›πŸ–€πŸ’›https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIKLEtgfw2Q
06/09/2022

We are so proud of you Nile, keep being awesome. πŸ–€πŸ’›πŸ–€πŸ’›

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIKLEtgfw2Q

Meet Nile, the Ace Hardware 2022 Ace All-Star! Watch his story and visit your local Ace to give support to your local CMN Hospital.

JUNE IS NATIONAL CMV MONTH: National Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Awareness Month is held in June to increase awareness of CMV,...
06/09/2022

JUNE IS NATIONAL CMV MONTH: National Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Awareness Month is held in June to increase awareness of CMV, the most common infectious cause of birth defects.

JUNE IS NATIONAL CMV MONTH: National Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Awareness Month is held in June to increase awareness of CMV, the most common infectious cause of birth defects. CMV affects approximately 1 per every 200 births in the United States and is the most common cause of non-hereditary hearing loss. CMV is responsible for hearing loss in 1 in 5 children who have no other known risk factor or cause. Find more information at www.acialliance.org/page/CMVandHearingLoss and at the National CMV Foundation.

Happy National Cochlear Implant Day!! We are very thankful for each and every one of our patients and their families! Wh...
02/25/2022

Happy National Cochlear Implant Day!!

We are very thankful for each and every one of our patients and their families!

What is a cochlear implant?
A cochlear implant is an implanted electronic hearing device, designed to produce useful hearing sensations to a person with severe to profound nerve deafness by electrically stimulating nerves inside the inner ear.

These implants usually consist of 2 main components:

The externally worn microphone, sound processor and transmitter system.

The implanted receiver and electrode system, which contains the electronic circuits that receive signals from the external system and send electrical currents to the inner ear.

Currently, devices have a magnet that holds the external system in place next to the implanted internal system. The external system may be worn entirely behind the ear or off the ear.

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A husband and wife were both implanted recently at the University of Iowa. Their journeys to cochlear implantation were ...
01/20/2022

A husband and wife were both implanted recently at the University of Iowa. Their journeys to cochlear implantation were different but due to expanded candidacy, both are now able to enjoy the world around them much better.
https://uihc.org/news/husband-wife-hearing-world-around-them-better-thanks-cochlear-implants

As pioneers in cochlear implants, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics experts are transforming the lives of more and more people with complete or partial hearing loss.

πŸŽ„ Wishing our cochlear implant friends a wonderful holiday season! πŸŽ„Front left to right: Tanya and LisaBack left to righ...
12/13/2021

πŸŽ„ Wishing our cochlear implant friends a wonderful holiday season! πŸŽ„

Front left to right: Tanya and Lisa
Back left to right: Sue, Jill, Camille, Jorie, Christine, Catherine

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Happy Holidays! Please enjoy these free cochlear implant themed coloring pages. They were created by a father and illust...
12/10/2021

Happy Holidays! Please enjoy these free cochlear implant themed coloring pages. They were created by a father and illustrator, Corby Ortmann, whose daughter has a cochlear implant.

https://corbyortmann.gumroad.com/l/holidaycoloringpages

Holiday themed coloring pages featuring characters with Cochlear implants!

Is your child with a cochlear implant interested in helping our team with research? If so, check out the invite below.
10/28/2021

Is your child with a cochlear implant interested in helping our team with research? If so, check out the invite below.

Did you know that both Apple and Android phones have sound recognition ability to help you or a loved one with hearing l...
09/27/2021

Did you know that both Apple and Android phones have sound recognition ability to help you or a loved one with hearing loss hear certain sounds? For example, your phone will alert you if it detects a dog barking, baby crying or the doorbell. (Instructions to activate for Android phones are in the comments below).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Db9Xsw5Aa5w

Turn on Sound Recognition to receive notifications when your iPhone or iPad detects certain sounds, like a doorbell or a dog barking. To learn more about thi...

iOS 15, which should be released later today, will include a cochlear implant emoji! πŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ
09/20/2021

iOS 15, which should be released later today, will include a cochlear implant emoji! πŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ

Do you want to learn more about music, cochlear implants, and hearing loss? If you answered yes, this website is for you...
08/31/2021

Do you want to learn more about music, cochlear implants, and hearing loss? If you answered yes, this website is for you! It offers a wealth of information for individuals with hearing loss and their families, hearing professionals, musicians who wish to protect their hearing as well as music therapists who work with people with hearing loss.

https://medicine.uiowa.edu/iowaprotocols/music-and-hearing-loss-hearing-devices-and-music-testing-music-perception-improving-music-enjoyment

Music and Hearing Loss

08/03/2021

If you have ever thought about a cochlear implant, listening to this conversation with Lou Ferrigno (aka The Incredible Hulk) might resonate with you.

Calling all teen cochlear implant users: this zoom is for you!  We want to hear how you hear! What works for you? What d...
07/23/2021

Calling all teen cochlear implant users: this zoom is for you!

We want to hear how you hear! What works for you? What doesn’t work for you?

See flyer for details!

It may be the last day of June, but its never to late to share information about CMV (cytomeglaovirus). CMV is the leadi...
06/30/2021

It may be the last day of June, but its never to late to share information about CMV (cytomeglaovirus). CMV is the leading cause of non-genetic hearing loss in children. CMV is more common than people realize, as 1 in 200 babies are born with congenital CMV. For more information on CMV please visit nationalcmv.org

Calling all parents of CI recipients (who were implanted as children). Utah State University is interested in better und...
06/15/2021

Calling all parents of CI recipients (who were implanted as children).

Utah State University is interested in better understanding the experiences of parents raising children who use cochlear implants. Compensation provided if you participate. For more information please contact the lab at [email protected]

Look at these adorable pictures that Kyler's mother shared with us. Kyler received a cochlear implant in his left ear ju...
06/03/2021

Look at these adorable pictures that Kyler's mother shared with us.

Kyler received a cochlear implant in his left ear just after his 1st birthday (at the time of implantation hearing in his right ear was within normal ranges).

We love the Hearing Henry headband for retention for these little ones. We can't wait to see what you do with your new CI Kyler!
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πŸ’›πŸ–€πŸ¦»πŸ»πŸ’›πŸ–€ Grateful for all the children and adults we have been able to help over the last 40 years! https://magazine.forio...
05/25/2021

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Grateful for all the children and adults we have been able to help over the last 40 years!

https://magazine.foriowa.org/story.php?ed=true&storyid=2077&fbclid=IwAR2axBaX9g3DA6Nrcj2Piq9yyVjj0vivdvBiMzweefamomVZXKMcS9Ft1ro #

One day when Tim Brandau (07BSE) was a toddler, he bolted from the fenced-in yard and into the cornfields on his family's farm near Osage, Iowa. It was midsummer, and the crops already stretched high above the boy's head. He felt the thick cornstalks brush against his arms. Smelled the earthy air. S...

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