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Alison Devey, MA, LSLS Cert. AVEd

Alison entered the field of deaf education after learning that her own daughter was born deaf. Ali received her master’s degree in special education from the University of Arizona. Ali is a certified listening and spoken language auditory verbal educator. She worked as a teacher of the deaf for thirteen years before joining Advanced Bionics in 2018 as a cochlear implant consumer specialist. She loves being able to educate individuals about cochlear implants and what is possible for those who are born deaf or for those who lose their hearing later on. Ali lives in Utah with her husband and four children.

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Life after a cochlear implant revision - How removing my child’s old CI changed her life for the better

Thu, 2 Dec 2021 By Alison Devey, MA, LSLS Cert. AVEd

When we received word that my daughter’s cochlear implant (CI) was failing, we were terrified. What would it mean for our daughter? She has had been doing so well. She received her first CI at age two. At that time, there was a huge gap in her receptive and expressive language compared to other children her same age. Once she was implanted and receiving weekly auditory oral therapy, she took off. I could see the language gap closing!