Monday, July 30, 2012

Giving Back

Two implant recipients in the UK are now working at the South of England Cochlear Implant Centre located at the University of Southampton. Samantha Johnson and Anna Lyford received their cochlear implants in 2007. Johnson is a hearing therapist who began losing her hearing in childhood but didn't get a hearing aid until she was 21 years old. Lyford is a rehabilitationist who was deaf from birth. Her mother also had an implant. The two new employees can relate to patients in a more personal way, since they understandi what is like to have a cochlear implant.