American Cochlear Implant Alliance offers an auditory rehabilitation resource, ACI Alliance Blog: Cochlear Implant Rehabilitation for Adults.
Cochlear Implant Rehabilitation for Adults, a blog offered by American Cochlear Implant Alliance, was launched in January 2016. It was initiated because of the scarcity of high-quality rehab guidance materials and direct rehab services available for adult CI recipients. Although adults comprise at least two-thirds of US cochlear implant users, the focus of (re)habilitation post CI surgery, has traditionally been on children. I was asked by ACI Alliance to organize the adult blog, write content, and facilitate submissions by others. With my 20 years of experience in working with adults and children with cochlear implants, I happily accepted the task of supporting adult CI recipients in their fascinating and challenging journey. Click here to read more about the blog.
Beverly Biderman is a writer living in Toronto. She is a past Chair of the Board of the Canadian Hearing Society, and the author of Wired for Sound: A Journey into Hearing (rev. 2016). Her memoir is the basis for a new opera developed by Carlos Alberto Augusto, “On the Threshold of the Outside World.”
A CAREER IN PUBLIC SERVICE FOLLOWING COCHLEAR IMPLANTATION
Tonia McDonald, a Job Readiness Training Coordinator with the South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Department, attributes her personal success story to receiving cochlear implants as a young adult. The improved hearing provided by her CI's allowed her to pursue higher education and a career in public service.