Many families struggle with the decision about whether to get a cochlear implant for their child. This decision becomes even more complicated when the child is blind or has a vision impairment, because very little information has been compiled that families can access for guidance in making their decision. Very little research-based information exists about the benefits and challenges of cochlear implants for children who are deaf or hard of hearing, who also have a vision impairment.

This multi-year project will address a number of objectives to begin to provide a research base for more informed decision-making by families and service providers, in relation to cochlear implants for children who are deaf-blind.

We invite you to explore our complete abstract, information for parents and professionals, and to contact us for more information or to learn how you can participate with us.

Information for Parents
Information for Professionals
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This project is funded by the US Department of Education, Office of Special Education. Grant #H327A050079

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