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The first cochlear implant patients

Posted by on November 7, 2012

“Suddenly I was put into a deaf world I didn’t know anything about. I was the only deaf person in my community. I tried to learn sign language, but I wasn’t very successful at it. There was no one to talk to anyway,” she recalled last week at a reception in St. Paul’s Hospital in downtown Vancouver to celebrate 30 years of cochlear implants there.


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