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Cochlear Implant Centers in Massachusetts


Associates in Otolaryngology/
Head & Neck Surgery
48 Elm Street
Worcester, MA 01609

Surgeon:
Jon Sillman, M.D.
508-792-2924
508-754-9426 - fax
Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary
Department of Otolaryngology
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114

Surgeons:
Joseph A. Nadol, M.D.
Steven D. Rauch, M.D.
Saumil N. Merchant, M.D.
Leila Mankarious, M.D.
Daniel J. Lee, MD FACS

Senior CI Audiologist, Barb Herrmann PhD &
Sharon Kujawa, Ph.D.
617-573-3266
617-573-3023 - fax
Audiology@meei.harvard.edu

Children's Hospital Boston
300 Longwood Avenue, LO-367
Boston, MA 02115
and
Children's Hospital Boston at Waltham
9 Hope Ave.
Waltham, MA 02453

Surgeons:
Greg Licameli, MD, Director
Dennis Poe, MD
Quinton Gopen, MD
David Roberson, MD

Marilyn Neault, PhD,
Director of Habilitative Audiology
Sarah Thomas, MHA,
Administrative Coordinator
781-216-2250
781-216-2252 fax
781-647-8913 TTY

TUFTS-
New England Medical Center
750 Washington Street
NEMC #850
Boston, MA 02111

Department of Otolaryngology:
617-636-8724

Department of Audiology:
NEMC #823
Susan McDonald, M.A. CCC-A
CI Program Coordinator
617-636-5300
617-636-0583 - fax
617-636-7200 - TTY
smcdonald@tufts-nemc.org
 

UMass Memorial Medical Center
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester, MA 01655

Department of Otolaryngology:
Weiru Shao, M.D
Richard Gacek MD
508-856-4161 (voice)
508-856-6703 (fax)

Department of Audiology:
Eva Bero AuD CCC-A
CI Program Coordinator
Email: eva.bero@umassmemorial.org
508-334-8726 (voice)
508-856-6703 (fax)


COCHLEAR IMPLANTS: USEFUL LINKS
ORGANIZATIONS

www.cisupport.org Minuteman Implant Club, the New England area chapter of Cochlear Implant Association, Inc.

www.agbell.org Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf. Helpful sections: financial aid; online brochures which include a listing of summer camps for deaf and hard of hearing children, and a great source for fast facts about hearing loss.

www.edaud.org Educational Audiology Association

www.fcsn.org Federation for Children with Special Needs. Learn about upcoming parent workshops on preparing IEPs and about relevant legislation. Download the Massachusetts IEP form and related information to prepare yourself for the process.

http://text.nlm.nih.gov/nih/cdc/www/100txt.html National Institutes of Health position statement on cochlear implants.

www.nad.org/infocenter/newsroom/papers/CochlearImplants.html Revised position statement of the National Association of the Deaf, regarding cochlear implants

www.shhh.org "Self Help for Hard of Hearing People, Inc., founded in 1979, is a consumer, educational organization devoted to the welfare and interests of those who cannot hear well, their relatives and friends. SHHH has 12,000 National members and 9,000 chapter members in all 50 states."

www.aldaboston.org Association of Late-Deafened Adults - Boston Chapter, useful information and support for late deafened adults who meet several times a year including social events

COCHLEAR IMPLANT MANUFACTURERS
www.cochlear.com Cochlear Corporation (Nucleus implants)

www.cochlearimplant.com Advanced Bionics Corporation (Clarion implants)

www.medel.com Med-El implants (Combi 40+ etc.)
IMPROVING CLASSROOM ACOUSTICS
www.classroomacoustics.com Classroom acoustics homepage, with links to standards and articles.

www.nonoise.org/quietnet/qc Classroom Acoustics Coalition, with online version of excellent booklet called Classroom Acoustics: A Resource for Creating Learning Environments with Desirable Listening Conditions.
AUDIO CLIPS AND SIMULATIONS
www.pbs.org/saf/1205/features/Interactive/intro1.htm Acoustic simulations of Alan Alda's voice processed through a cochlear implant with 1, 4, 16, and 22 channels.

www.bsos.umd.edu/hesp/zeng/Neuropathy/Comp_demo.wav Acoustic simulations of a cochlear implant with up to eight channels, and acoustic simulations of auditory neuropathy. If you have trouble getting to this site, go the the auditory neuropathy homepage http://auditoryneuropathy.tripod.com (notice there is no www in the address) and click on Acoustic Simulations.
GENERAL INFORMATION ON HEARING LOSS IN CHILDREN

www.listen-up.org The most extensive of many such informational sites, well organized, great links. The cochlear implant section is www.listen-up.org/implant/htm, but don't miss other sections on educational laws, etc.

CAPTIONED VIDEOS
www.cfv.org Captioned Media Program of the National Association of the Deaf, funded by the US Dept. of Education. Online catalog of thousands of open-captioned videos of interest to children and adults; free loan with prepaid mailer to return the video. Good resource for school teachers who often use non-captioned videos in the classroom for instruction.
FM EDUCATIONAL AMPLIFICATION MANUFACTURERS
www.phonicear.com Phonic Ear personal and classroom FM systems, and infrared systems.

www.phonak.com Phonak personal FM systems including MicroVox and MicroLink.

www.lightspeed-tek.com Lightspeed classroom and personal sound field FM systems.

www.audioenhancement.com Audio Enhancement classroom and personal sound field FM systems.

www.avrsono.com AVR Sonovation, maker of ImpaCt hearing aids and Logicom CI (tiny FM receiver to plug into speech processor).
SOME OF THE WAYS TO WEAR A SPEECH PROCESSOR

www.junglestuff.com Click on CI Fanny Packs on the list on the left. They can make one with two pouches, one for the processor and one for an FM receiver.

http://sitewest.com/anna T-shirts for children and adults, with pockets for processors.

www.aquapac.net Waterproof the body pack portion of the processor with the Aquapac. designed for a CD player. A smaller version should come out soon for palm pilots, a better size for CI processors.

www.tunebelt.com The size designed for an MP3 player fits many processors.

www.pumpwearinc.com/cochlear.htm Pump Wear Inc is a company run entirely by two moms who are trying to make a difference and are dedicated to helping families have a positive experience with cochlear implants.

BATTERY MANUFACTURERS
www.microbattery.com A great place to order batteries for your processors for good prices.