Swedish Cochlear Implant & Hearing Loss Web Series
See tweets, images, and posts from the live-tweeted and Instagrammed surgery below, plus footage from Mrs. Day's cochlear implant activation and her cochlear implant surgery.
To watch the livestream of Mrs. Day's cochlear implant activation from Wednesday, 10/10, at 8:30 am PT, make sure you have your speakers plugged in/turned on, and Microsoft Silverlight installed, then click here to open & watch it in a separate window . Click here for more information on system requirements to watch the livestream.)
Watch Mrs. Day's cochlear implant activation below, plus footage from her cochlear implant surgery. You can see text from both live chats to the right of the video.
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(Live chat tips: if you hear a 'clicking' or 'typing' noise, look in the right bottom corner of the chat box and click on the left icon; this will mute the sound. If you mouse over the icon, the button shows "sound".)
Watch Mrs. Day's reaction hearing music for the first time in years, minutes after the activation of her new cochlear implant:
To help raise awareness around options for those with hearing loss, Dr. Douglas Backous, medical director of the Center for Hearing and Skull Base Surgery at the Swedish Neuroscience Institute in Seattle, developed this video series to increase awareness of cochlear implant surgery as a treatment option for hearing loss.
This series was developed to increase awareness of cochlear implant surgery as a treatment option for hearing loss, to raise awareness of this life-changing surgery and to demonstrate that people who are deaf can have the ability to hear.
The series consisted of two short videos per week discussing hearing loss and cochlear implant surgery followed by a live tweeted and Instagrammed surgery on October 2, and two live chats October 10. (All videos have transcripts that can be viewed on the individual videos' YouTube pages. Closed captioning is available for each video by pressing the CC button located on the video action bar after the video begins playing.)
Playlist: Watch videos from the video web series
(For closed captioning press the CC button located in the middle of the action bar that appears at the bottom of the video when it is playing. For the best results, watch the video in full screen by pressing the full screen button located in the right hand corner of the action bar.)
Free class about hearing loss, hearing aids, and strategies to communicate with friends or family members who are hearing-impaired - click here to learn more & register for this free class at Swedish.
Free cochlear implant class: For some people with hearing loss hearing aids can effectively meet or exceed their needs, but for others more advanced technology is required to reconnect with their world. Join our care team for this discussion to find out if you or your child may be a candidate. Click here to learn more and register for this free class at Swedish.
Why a series on cochlear implants? #SwedishHear was inspired by these stories:
Watch the slideshow/recap from the live-tweeted and Instagrammed surgery (or if it's not displayed below, click here to open it in a new window)
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Live-Tweeted and Instagrammed Surgery (October 2, 2012)
Beginning at 7:40 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 2, the Swedish will live-tweet and Instagram Dr. Backous as he conducts a cochlear implant operation. The live-tweeted and Instagrammed surgery will comprise a live feed of still images of the surgery taken from inside the operating room. Follow @Swedish and #SwedishHear to view.
Cochlear Implant Surgery chat (October 10, 2012)
The live chat at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Oct. 10 will be hosted at www.swedish.org/SwedishHear, featuring a text-based chat to interact with leading hearing loss experts. The live chat will be led by Dr. Backous; Swedish Audiologist Stacy Watson;President of the Hearing Loss Association of Washington State Karen Utter; and a patient from Swedish who has been through a cochlear implant procedure.
The chat is text-based, and viewers can participate by tweeting questions and comments to #SwedishHear, or by using the chat feature embedded at www.swedish.org/SwedishHear. During the chat, Dr. Backous will also show a video from inside the operating room of a cochlear implant surgery. Throughout the duration of the event, Dr. Backous and the other experts will be available to answer questions viewers have about hearing loss and cochlear implant surgery.
How to Join the Conversation
Anyone interested in following the live-tweeted and Instagrammed surgery and/or joining in the live chat will be able do so at www.swedish.org/SwedishHear. Individuals will also be able to follow the tweeted and Instagrammed surgery and join the chat via Twitter by following @Swedish and using the hash tag #SwedishHear.