Dr. Nancy Young, MD
- Hearing Aid Technician Providing fittings, repairs and ear molds
- Bilingual Social Workers Supporting newly identified families of children with hearing loss
- Special Equipment Purchases such as an Auditory Brainstem Response machine allowing infants to be tested unsedated in the clinic
In 2010, FHSR and Lurie established the Hart Family Cochlear Implant Education Coordinator, to support implanted children before and after implantation. FHSR continues the funding support of this key role providing a crucial support service that places implanted children on a positive trajectory for services and appropriate school placement.
Leading a group of 18 multidisciplinary professionals at Lurie Children’s, Dr. Nancy Young heads one of the largest and most comprehensive pediatric audiology and cochlear implant programs in the nation. Lurie Children’s continues to expand its status as a worldwide leader in evaluating and implanting children with multiple or complex medical issues, and providing essential services and key staff positions some of which were made possible by FHSR funding.
As of 2020, Lurie Children’s Hospital and Dr. Nancy Young have performed over 2100 cochlear implantations. In 2020 they expanded Audiology services at all the satellite centers throughout the suburbs of Chicago, diagnosed and treated 198 children with permanent hearing loss, performed 117 cochlear implantations and loaner hearing aids were dispensed 328 times to children allowing them to not miss a beat or a moment of their hearing life. In addition, the Lurie team conducted 252 Auditory Brainstem Response tests, making them the largest provider in Illinois.
To learn more about what is happening in the clinic today, view the FHSR IMPACT REPORT
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