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UTD Callier Cochlear Implant Program Patient Stories


Learn more about the Cochlear Implant Program at Children's Health and its impact on our patients. 

Ellie's Story

At birth, Ellie appeared healthy with no problems. However, she had failed her newborn hearing screen. Upon further evaluation with something called an ABR it was determined that she has profound sensorineural hearing loss and is deaf.

Michael's Story

"Your son, Michael, will never be able to hear, speak, or do the things a normal hearing person would do,” my parents were told. I was diagnosed as being profoundly deaf at the age of 15 months. My world seemed as if it had come to a narrow passage with very limited opportunities.

Jordan's Story

Since birth, Jordan had always been the picture of health. But when he turned 21 months old, that quickly changed.


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