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Cochlear Americas Honors Achievements of Cochlear Implant Recipients during May's Better Hearing & Speech Month
Date:5/4/2010

his involvement with the Hearing Loss Association of America.

Cochlear Americas is honoring the outstanding scholarship winners during Better Hearing & Speech Month to highlight the personal and academic achievements of young adults who've benefited from cochlear implants and to raise awareness of the advanced technologies available that may help improve the quality of life for people living with severe to profound hearing loss.

About Cochlear Implants

Cochlear implants are a proven medical option for children as young as 12 months old with profound hearing loss in both ears and for individuals who are two years or older with severe to profound hearing loss in both ears whom obtain little or no benefit from hearing aids.  They are electronic devices, which bypass damaged hair cells in the inner ear, or cochlea, and stimulate the hearing nerve directly.  Cochlear implants are designed to restore hearing, giving users the best possible hearing experience and are becoming the standard of care with approximately 400 institutions in the United States providing this technology.

About the Graeme Clark Cochlear Scholarship Foundation

The Graeme Clark Cochlear Scholarship Foundation was established in 2002 in honor of Professor Graeme Clark, Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Melbourne, for his lifelong commitment to finding a solution for the hearing impaired and his pioneering work in the field of cochlear implant technology.  Awarded by Cochlear Americas, this scholarship consists of financial assistance toward a college degree at an accredited university.  The award is paid in yearly installments upon the completion of each year of study.  Each awar
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