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Breaking Out Of A Strange, Silent World

The Province
September 27, 2012

When Christopher Lee suddenly became deaf, his main concern was how he would communicate with his six-year-old son. An anxious Lee had already lost his hearing in both ears when he went to St. Paul’s Hospital’s cochlear implant clinic a year ago for an assessment. Cochlear implants are ideal for patients who were able to hear previously. For someone born deaf, who never developed language, outcomes aren’t as successful. READ MORE ->

Cochlear Implants hit 30!

From Vancouver Sun
October 6, 2012

Cochlear implants originally performed only on profoundly deaf people are now being used with patients who still have some hearing. That’s because the electrodes threaded into the inner ear have become much smaller over time so there’s less chance of damaging healthy tissue during the operation …READ MORE ->

Hearing Health – Mediaplanet’s 8 page section of Vancouver Sun

Mediaplanet’s 8 page section of the Vancouver Sun on “Hearing Health” have some some useful articles on hearing loss. It is wonderful that both Nora McKellin, President of CHHA-BC and Grace Shyng, M.Sc., Aud. (C), RAUD, RHIP, Head of Audiology at Western Institute for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing were able to contribute in some way.

On page 7, Nora gave some great insight in an article called “Aging and Hearing Loss”

On page 2, Grace contributed to the article called “Learn about Hearing Loss”

Here is the link – Mediaplanet’s “Hearing Health”.