News from Sudbury Catholic Schools
SCS Home > News

Cochlear Implant Seminar Held At SCDSB Education Centre

May 29, 2003 - The Sudbury Catholic District School Board sponsored a workshop recently for teachers, educational support staff, and parents on the educational implications for children who have received cochlear implants. A cochlear implant is an electronic device that functions as a sensory aid, converting mechanical sound energy into a coded electric stimulus that directly stimulates the remaining auditory nerves. Part of the cochlear implant is surgically implanted into the cochlea which is in the inner ear, and the remaining part is worn externally.

The cochlear implant provides partial hearing: it does not return the hearing to normal or “cure” deafness. It is important for health care professionals to determine if the person would benefit from a properly fitted hearing aid or from a cochlear implant. There are criteria that must be met prior to considering this kind of surgery for a deaf person.

The workshop which was held on May 16th at the Education Centre was well attended by educational staff and community partners. The presenters included: Mary Lynn Fenesse, Audiologist with the Cochlear Implant Program at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Sharon McLaughlin, Educational Resource Teacher with the E.C. Drury Provincial School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Joanne Vincent and Darlene Laferriere, Speech Language Pathologists who have developed expertise in auditory-verbal therapy, and Linda Cecutti, Itinerant Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing with the Rainbow District School Board.



More stories in the news...

•  The Harmony Movement visited St. Charles College
•  SCC Staff and Students Welcome International Students with Open Arms!
•  St. Charles College Student Dana Lewis was crowned Miss Wiikwemkoong
•  Sudbury Catholic Schools Welcome 30 International students!
•  Welcome to the 2018-2019 School Year!
•  3, 2, 1. - these kids are ready for Kindergarten!
•  Welcome barbeque sees new Bears super excited for fresh starts and new beginnings
•  Sudbury Catholic Schools take top school categories in annual competition!
•  Learning Program at Sudbury Catholic Schools continue to benefit students during summer months!
•  Your story begins here! Registration for 2018-2019 will begin in August!
•  Sudbury Catholic Schools celebrate first two graduates from the International Education program!

  © 2018 Sudbury Catholic Schools. All rights reserved