A cochlear implant will not cure deafness or hearing impairment, but is a prosthetic substitute for hearing, often requiring ongoing audiological therapy and, in some cases, speech therapy. Implants don't always completely restore your hearing and almost always need a period of adjustment for you to get used to the sounds you are hearing.
Thus, having a cochlear implant is a unique experience for many and sharing the experience with others is a great idea.
The Canadian Hearing Society offers Cochlear Implant Support Groups wherever possible and where interest and participation make them feasible. To find out if there's a support group in your area you can contact us. If you're interested in starting a group, we'd like to hear from you.
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