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Greytown toddler one of the first to benefit from cochlear funding increase

Three-and-a-half-year-old Lily Hooper from Greytown, in the Wairarapa, has become one of the first children in New Zealand to receive a second cochlear implant under the Government’s new funding regime for the devices.

Cochlear implants 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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