Follow one teen's journey through hybrid cochlear implant process
Monday, October 28, 2013

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.

Related stories

Sound science: UI at the forefront of auditory advancements

A baby's journey into the hearing world: Madison Van Winkle celebrated her first birthday with something new—bilateral cochlear implants.

Saving residual hearing: A “hybrid” cochlear implant invented at the UI made a world of difference for Jack Bickel.