Thursday, June 26, 2008

Breaking Down for Children

Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, Illinois broke ground yesterday on a new facility that will help children with hearing loss. The $6.25 million project should be open by the end of next summer. It brings the ECHO center - Expanding Children’s Hearing Opportunities and the Carle Auditory Oral School under one roof. The hospital has fitted more than 200 children for cochlear implants and 400 for hearing aids.