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UMC Performs State’s First Dual Cochlear Implant


April 9, 2007

A first for Arizona.

University Medical Center has performed the state’s first dual cochlear implant.

It was done on a two-year old boy who had lost his hearing from a severe case of meningitis.

The doctor who performed the surgery says patients who receive only one implant don’t receive all the auditory stimulation, that’s critical to developing speech.

Doctor David Parry also says a dual implant has the best chance of success when it’s done at a very early age, as it was in this case.

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