The decision, the surgery, the result
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Shelby Rheinschmidt is your typical teenager, except she just got a cochlear implant. Not just any cochlear implant—a hybrid cochlear implant, as part of a trial pioneered at the University of Iowa.
Follow her journey from the decision, through the surgery, to the moment the implant is turned on.
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