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Meet Riley

Riley

Riley is 2 ½ years old and received Cochlear Implants in 2020. A cochlear implant is a device that can help someone with a severe hearing loss perceive sound.  Getting a cochlear implant requires surgery. Part of the implant is placed inside your inner ear, and part of the implant is worn on the outside of your head. These parts work together to help you notice sound.

For most children with a cochlear implant, speech therapy has an important part to play in developing language skillsTherapy is designed to teach the child to use the hearing provided by the cochlear implant for understanding speech and and learning to talk.

Riley started Speech Therapy at Easterseals 6 months ago, her mother says, “Riley and our family love Easterseals! After the first 2 appointments I was already seeing a change in Riley and her wanting to start making letter sounds and form small words. We are now a little over six months into being at Easterseals and she is leaps and bounds better than last fall! We are so excited for her progress moving forward and love how patient and helpful Annette is with her. We can never thank this program enough for what they have done thus far!”

About Cochlear Implants

cochlear implant is a device that can help someone with a severe hearing loss perceive sound.  Getting a cochlear implant requires surgery. Part of the implant is placed inside your inner ear, and part of the implant is worn on the outside of your head. These parts work together to help you notice sound.

For most children with a cochlear implant, speech therapy has an important part to play in developing language skills Therapy is designed to teach the child to use the hearing provided by the cochlear implant for understanding speech and learning to talk.


To find out more about Easterseals Speech and Hearing Services go HERE.

To find out more about Cochlear Implants visit the American Academy of Audiology website - https://www.audiology.org/publications-resources/consumer-information/fact-sheets.

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