The website is no longer being updated. Please be aware that information has not been updated since 2015.


Cochlear Implant Online was founded in 2001 by Rachel Chaikof who was a 14 year-old cochlear implant user at that time.  She wanted to create a better awareness of cochlear implants and that deaf children today can learn the language through hearing and speaking and so, she decided that creating a website would be effective.  She purchased a book called, “How to Build Web Pages for Dummies” and learned how to build a website.  In 2002, she was awarded in first place at the county level and the state level technology fair for her website.  Now today, Cochlear Implant Online receives thousands of visitors from all over the world each month.

Rachel Chaikof
Founder of Cochlear Implant Online

Rachel is a bilateral cochlear implant recipient who received her first cochlear implant in 1989 when she was one of the first 200 children in the US to be implanted and was raised with the Auditory-Verbal approach.  She has been awarded Graeme Clark Scholarship and Hearing Hero from Cochlear.  Click here to read more about Rachel.

10291305_914684882159_13340569069061908_nElizabeth Rosenzweig

Elizabeth Rosenzweig MS CCC-SLP LSLS Cert. AVT is a Listening and Spoken Language Specialist Certified Auditory Verbal Therapist. She provides auditory verbal therapy, aural rehabilitation, IEP advocacy, consultation, and LSLS mentoring for clients around the world via teletherapy. You can learn more about Elizabeth’s services on her Website or Facebook.

JessicaJessica Chaikof
Guest Blogger

Jessica is the younger sister of Rachel who happened to be born deaf.  She was implanted at the age of 15 months old in 1996, which made her the youngest child to be implanted at that time.  She was also raised with the Auditory-Verbal approach.  She is just an ordinary child who loves to read, especially Harry Potter, write, and watch TV. Click here to read more about Jessica.


Cochlear Implant Online is currently collaborating with Lehnhardt Academy to provide quality presentations relating to cochlear implants.




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