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April 2nd, 2013 by | Tags: , , , , , | 5 Comments »

Help parents of newly diagnosed deaf children in Florida ensure they receive access to educational resources about early intervention programs and information about all communication methods by signing a petition on Change.org to support the bill, HB1391.  This petition is extremely important because if parents of newly diagnosed deaf children do not receive well-rounded information, their deaf children could possibly fall through the cracks very easily by not developing good language and literacy skills.

A parent of a child with a cochlear implant shares what MED-EL’s RONDO looks like on a child by posting a couple pictures on our Facebook page.

MED-EL recently released a PDF file presenting the technical details about MED-EL’s RONDO.  Click here to download it.

The cochlear implant industry is becoming more competitive! William Demant, the parent company of Oticon, just acquired Neurelec, a French cochlear implant company.

A Chinese cochlear implant manufacturer, Nurotron, is shaking up the cochlear implant market.  The person who developed this Chinese cochlear implant is a researcher in the United States at University of California – Irvine.  This is a really exciting news because the primary goal of starting this Chinese cochlear implant company is to make cochlear implants more accessible to people in China by creating low-cost cochlear implants.   While the company will use the exact same materials that all three major manufacturers use to produce the cochlear implants, what is going to truly drive the cost down is importation and the cost of workers.

5 Comments

Cathy

April 23, 2013 at 3:47 am

Rachel,
My grandson has implants. I want to know more about when your hearing came back.

Rachel

April 27, 2013 at 1:06 am

Tara

April 27, 2013 at 7:31 am

I find it interesting that you have declined to share legitimate concerns about the change.org petition you are sharing on your blog. Your implied support (through deliberate shielding/exclusion) of a complete lack of transparency as well as of questionable deceptive tactics is telling.

I hope you will reconsider and allow your readers to become better informed about alternate perspectives and concerns about certain actions.

Thank you.

Rachel

April 27, 2013 at 1:14 pm

Tara – Your comment was removed because you wrote extraordinarily false information about one particular person. Various sources have confirmed it.

Nina Endler

April 29, 2013 at 10:48 pm

Here is more information about thedeafcommunity.org, the organization that is promoting the change.org petition regarding Florida:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4HFxpb4oCs&feature=youtu.be