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Government announcement will change lives significantly

The head of the Christchurch-based Southern Cochlear Implant Programme says today’s announcement of extra funding for cochlear implants will significantly change the lives of children with profound hearing loss.

The devices are similar in size to high-powered hearing aids. They help people who gain little or no benefit from standard hearing aids by transforming speech and other sounds into electrical energy that stimulates auditory nerve fibres in the inner ear.

Read the full Media Release here.

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