Found you!...and question about CI dr's

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Found you!...and question about CI dr's
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Mon, 02-05-2007 - 9:36am

I couldn't figure out where this board had gone and finally I found that it's been merged. What an absolute bummer.


Anyway...I was never a frequent poster, but definitely a lurker. My daughter is 14 and wears a cochlear implant (Nucleus 24 with SPRIT body worn processor) for her bilateral profound sensorinueral hearing loss. She was diagnosed at about 21 months, wore hearing aids for 6 months, and then was implanted the first time in August 1996 at the age of 3.5 years old with the Nucleus 22. A

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Mon, 02-05-2007 - 11:28pm

Hi Christy,
I don't know anyone, but I can email my colleague in Georgia who may have a better idea. I'm in Florida, but I know the guy at the GA Department of Education that is over Deaf Ed quite well. I'll also see what I can find out about SC. Hope to have some information for you soon!

Dawn

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Tue, 02-06-2007 - 12:04pm
Dawn, that would be pretty fabulous. The closest we've found is in Charleston, SC and that is a three hour drive!!!!

Christy


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Tue, 02-06-2007 - 5:35pm

Hey Christie!

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Wed, 02-07-2007 - 10:03pm

Hi Christy --

Just wanted to check in and let you know that I haven't heard back from my colleagueat the Georgia DOE yet. I will let you know as soon as I do. In the meantime, it looks like Maria did a lot of homework for you to get started with!

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Thu, 02-08-2007 - 7:45am
Thanks Maria! I have called some of those places, but looks like there might be a few I hadn't found. My ear is gonna wear out trying to find cochlear services in this state. LOL

Christy


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Wed, 02-14-2007 - 1:15am

I haven't heard back from my friend in Georgia. You may want to contact him directly. The GA DOE deaf/hard-of-hearing page is at http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/ci_exceptional.aspx?PageReq=CIEXCDeafHH. Contact information for the state consultant is on that page.

Have joy!
Dawn

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Mon, 02-26-2007 - 8:50am

Christy,

I heard back from my friend in Georgia. He consulted someone who gave him the following information:

"The parents may want to contact the Speech and Hearing Center which is affiliated with University Hospital in Augusta. The phone number is (706) 774-8666.

The audiologist Columbia County contracts with is Cheryl Messick. She works for an ENT practice in Augusta. She may be able to refer the parents to a CI doctor. Her work number is (706)736-3862.

Many of the CI children here in Augusta see doctors/audiologists in Atlanta.

I hope this will help the parents."

I hope that this is helpful!

Dawn

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Mon, 02-26-2007 - 1:42pm

Christy,

Some additional information from Georgia:

"FYI…members of the deaf community meet on the 3rd Saturday of each month at the Augusta Mall Food Court from 12-3pm. This may be of interest to her family since they are new to the Augusta area."

I hope that all of this information helps.

Sincerely,

Dawn

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Sat, 03-31-2007 - 2:31pm
Thanks Dawn! I had put my hunting on hold and just now am getting back into the search. I'll contact them and see if they can help us!!!

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Sun, 04-01-2007 - 12:34am

Glad I could help. I will cross my fingers that you find a suitable doctor!

Have joy!

Dawn

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