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The decision, the surgery, the result

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 with this University of Iowa video.

Story Source: UI Health Care Marketing and Communications, 200 Hawkins Drive, Room W319 GH, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1009

Media Contact: David Gamradt, University Communication and Marketing,