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The University of Chicago Medicine - Comer Children's Hospital

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Dear Family,

In a magical world, all the problems of childhood are solved with a simple stroke of a wand. In our everyday world, we can’t solve all children’s problems that easily, but we are closing in on one major problem: the problem that isolates children with sensorineural hearing loss (nerve deafness) from the world of sound.

Our cochlear implant team is dedicated to helping deaf children hear, particularly children with severe to profound sensorineural hearing loss. We combine advanced medical technology--the cochlear implant--with years of experience to bring these children into the world of laughter and ringing telephones, music playing and expressions of love, shouts of enthusiasm and words of encouragement. Once they have the gift of clear sound, these children can develop the ability to listen, to understand and to speak.

I know you’ll have many questions. I welcome talking with you, and I would be very pleased to have your child as part of this life-changing program. Please feel free to contact me by email or phone to discuss our program more fully, request more information or even schedule a visit to meet our team and see our state-of-the-art medical facility. In the few years since its opening, the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children’s Hospital has become a model for children’s hospitals nationwide.


Dana Suskind, MD
Director/Surgeon, Pediatric Cochlear Implant and Rehabilitation Program
Telephone: (773) 702-9022