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CONTACT: TOM MOORE
Joint Office for Planning, Marketing and Communications
8788 John Pappajohn Pavilion
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 356-3945
e-mail: thomas-moore@uiowa.edu

Release: July 12, 2002

MEDIA ADVISORY: REUNION FOR COCHLEAR IMPLANT PATIENTS JULY 14

More than 250 patients, their families and health care specialists will attend a special reunion for cochlear implant users from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 14, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

Cochlear implants are advanced technology that can help profoundly deaf children and adults to either recover the ability to hear or to even hear for the first time. The UI Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery is one of the world's leading centers in the study and use of cochlear implants.

The cochlear implant reunion will take place on the patio of the John Colloton Pavilion. If inclement weather occurs, the event will be held in the East Room on the 8th level of the same pavilion. For more information about the reunion or cochlear implants, please contact Shelly Witt at (319) 356-3969.

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