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Cochlear Implant Programme relaunch at Aston Academy of Life Sciences

12 April 2005

Cochlear Implant Programme relaunch at Aston Academy of Life Sciences

THE relaunch and official opening of the Birmingham Children's Cochlear Implant Programme at the Aston Academy of Life Sciences will take place on Thursday 14 April 2005 from 1pm. The Aston Academy is situated on Aston University’s city centre campus.

Judy Simser, international expert in childhood hearing impairment, will open the programme and Clare Short, MP and David Proops, President of the British Association of Otorhinolaryngology will also be in attendance.

Young listening and talking deaf children and their families will also be at the event along with members of the Cochlear Implant Team and associated local professionals.

Cochlear implant technology has very exciting potential for babies who are born deaf and children who have lost their hearing, enabling them to listen and talk, attend mainstream school and have the same choices in life as hearing children.

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For further press information please contact Sally Hoban on 0121 204 4552.

Notes to editors:

Guests will be at the opening from 1pm with the actual opening at 1:45pm. Please contact the press office in advance if you would like to send a photographer to the event.

The new �10 million Aston Academy of Life Sciences is a state-of-the-art facility for specialist eye care and neuroscience. It is a limited company of Aston University.

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