Cochlear Implant Program
Here is a list of websites that parents of children with cochlear implants, and parents seeking information about cochlear implants, have found helpful.
Organizations / General
- Med-El (Combi 40+ implants)
CI Gadgets and Gizmos
T-shirts with pockets designed to hold cochlear implant speech processors.
Tie-on pilot caps with mesh sides to help keep processors on while letting sound through.
Customized retention straps for cochlear implant processors, hearing aids, and glasses, or a combination of devices.
Ear Gear: retention straps and covers for hearing devices.
Fanny packs designed for cochlear implant speech processors.
FM Educational Amplification Manufacturers
Phonic Ear personal and classroom FM systems, and infrared systems.
Phonak personal FM systems including MicroVox and MicroLink CI.
Lightspeed classroom and personal sound field FM systems.
Audio Enhancement classroom and personal sound field FM systems.
Improving Classroom Acoustics
Classroom acoustics homepage, with links to Federal Register Petition for Rulemaking and articles.
Classroom Acoustics Coalition, with online version of excellent booklet called Classroom Acoustics: A Resource for Creating Learning Environments with Desirable Listening Conditions.
Captioned Media Program of the National Association of the Deaf, funded by the US Dept. of Education. Online catalog of thousands of open-captioned videos of interest to children and adults; free loan with prepaid mailer to return the video. Good resource for school teachers who often use non-captioned videos in the classroom for instruction.
Cochlear Implants and Risk for Meningitis
Advisory statement from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration regarding the risk of meningitis and advisability for immunizations against meningitis for cochlear implant users.