Mini-Course: Preparing for School-Entry


2 - What is a Cochlear Implant?

The need for practice (continued)

Most children who have newly implanted cochlear implants participate in many hours of speech and language therapy, including listening and auditory training, outside of the classroom and do daily exercises to "train" their brains to translate sounds into useful information.

Each child will move through this process at his or her own pace and encounter different challenges and develop unique strategies along the way.

Because the cochlear implant creates a simulation of sound, a child with a cochlear implant hears differently than a hearing person. Please follow the link for a cochlear implant sound simulation to hear a simulation of sound as heard by someone who wears a cochlear implant. 

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