History of Cochlear Implantation

Website discussing history of cochlear implantation

Website discussing historical options for deaf individuals

Alternatives to Implantation

Manual Communication

Information on ASL (American Sign Language)

Position statement on sign language by the National Association of the Deaf

Information About Deaf Culture

Cued Speech

Information on the use of cued speech to facilitate communication

Auditory/Oral Communication

Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Oral Deaf Education

Auditory-Verbal Therapy/Aural (Re)Habilitation:

Medical and Surgical Considerations

Risks associated with surgery and anesthesia

MRI contraindications with Mel-El exception up to 1.5 Tesla

Increased risk of meningitis with cochlear implants

Cochlear Implant Manufacturers

Cochlear Corporation

Advanced Bionics


Training and Therapy

Expectation of improved hearing with a cochlear implant

Listening activities to help with the (re)habilitation process

Selecting a Communication Mode and Impact on Performance

Organization promoting oral only communication

Organization promoting use of total communication

Organization providing a variety of information for parents raising hearing impaired children

Accommodation/Assistive Devices

Provision of access in public areas by the ADA

Use of telephone by cochlear implant users

Communication Access Real-time Translation (CART) services

Company specializing in devices for cochlear implants

Suppliers of assistive listening devices

Information about captioned telephones

Information about a deaf telecommunications program

Information on how to apply for a phone for use with the previous telecommunications program

FM Educational Amplification Manufacturers

Phonic Ear personal and classroom FM systems

Phonak personal FM systems

Audio Enhancement classroom and personal sound field FM systems

Improving Classroom Acoustics

Classroom Acoustics homepage

Classroom Acoustics Coalition information

Patient Advocacy/Support Groups

Advanced Bionics support group that allows for mentoring by existing families to new implant users and families

Advanced Bionic chat group for implant users and their families

Equipment Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting with Cochlear Corporation

Troubleshooting with Advanced Bionics

Mel-El Troubleshooting