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CONTACT: TOM MOORE
8788 John Pappajohn Pavilion
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 356-3945
e-mail: thomas-moore@uiowa.edu

Release: July 6, 2000

EDITORS: If you wish to cover this event, enter the hospital through the Main Entrance and follow the directional signs to the picnic location on the John Colloton Pavilion patio. If the weather is inclement, the event will be moved to the East Room, which is located on the 8th floor of the John Colloton Pavilion. Use Elevator "F" to access the 8th floor and to reach the East Room.

Patients with cochlear implants to meet at reunion

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Patients who have received cochlear implants for the treatment of hearing loss will attend a special reunion and picnic at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, July 15.

The event will be hosted by the Cochlear Implant Team from the Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery Institute. Team members expect that approximately 200 patients and their family members will attend. The picnic provides team members an opportunity to express their appreciation for the patients' participation in research studies that are advancing cochlear implant technology.

Cochlear implants enable patients with profound hearing loss to hear sound. UI Health Care is one of the world's leading medical centers in using cochlear implants to treat hearing loss. Since cochlear implants were introduced in 1982, more than 350 children and adults have been treated with the technology at the UI Hospitals and Clinics.

 

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