Links & Resources | Cochlear Implants
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Links & Resources | Cochlear Implants


The science and technology that brings a sense of sound to people who have severe to profound losses of hearing is explored through a surgically implanted, electronic device – the Cochlear Implant.


The Implant does not restore hearing and the person who receives an Implant is still considered deaf or living with a severe hearing loss. However, the Implant can bring a sense of sound to a person who may not have had such a sense before surgery.

To get a good overview of the Cochlear Implant, please visit this web site at the National Association of the Deaf:
The link will take you to FAQs about the Implant.

Here, you will find some answers to frequently asked questions about the Cochlear Implant, including costs, post-implant therapy, what the Implant can and cannot do, controversy surrounding the Implant and more.

Also: The Disability Studies Program at the University announced this fall the arrival of Jim Ferris, Ability Center of Greater Toledo Endowed Chair of Disability Studies. His contact information below
Disability Studies is an interdisciplinary field of study located in the College of Arts and Sciences, which is focused on the contributions, experiences, history, and culture of people with disabilities regionally, nationally, and internationally.  Disability Studies also turns a lens on the intersections of the experience of race, gender, class, and disability. 
 In this program, disability will be understood as a sociocultural phenomenon and not as a medically defined condition. 
 This new field of study has emerged as a result of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990 and Disability Studies Program at the University of Toledo ensures that the academic inquiry into the experience of disability is no longer confined to medical definitions nor focused on one aspect of disability as in special education programs.  For more information, contact;
James Ferris
419 530 7245