Monday, January 28

Bilateral Cochlear Implants: Updates and Controversies Conference

Meet Drew's friend Jonah.

Jonah is quite famous in the cochlear implant world in Columbus, Ohio. He's been featured on the local news and in ad campaigns for Nationwide Children's Hospital. That's partly because he has been so successful being implanted with simultaneous, bilateral cochlear implants at a young age, but it's also got to be because he's so cute too (don't you agree?).

Drew and his sister got to go to Jonah's home for his birthday party, and we all had a great time. Drew got him a book featuring dinosaurs that he can practice speaking with. We hope he likes it!

This postcard was sent promoting the "Bilateral Cochlear Implants: Updates and Controversies Conference" which will be held May 22, 2008 in Columbus. The featured speaker is Blake Papsin, MD, who is the program director of the Cochlear Implant Program in Toronto, Canada. Sounds interesting.


Laurie said...

I'd love to go to this! I may check my calendar and see if I can make a trip and visit some relatives at the same time!

Jonah is sooo cute! I'm glad to hear he is doing so well!

Anonymous said...

Wow, I'd very much like to go to this as well. Is it costly? (or do you think having a bilaterally implanted kid could get me in for free?) :-)

Drew's Mom said...


I haven't seen any cost yet. This was the "save the date" postcard. More info to follow. I have a meeting on Saturday, so I will see if the pricing has been discussed. I'm guessing that there will be a parent vs. professional rate!

Drew's Mom

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