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Individuals with a significant hearing loss or family members can learn about cochlear implants on Oct. 27 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Wendell Johnson Speech and Hearing Center, University of Iowa campus. Topics will include how implants work, candidacy, current technology and potential benefits. To participate, contact Linsey Gerot at or call 319.335.8736. Joining via zoom is available as an alternative. ... See MoreSee Less
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