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Cochlear implant tuning goes remote with new B.C. pilot project (SPH, Drs. Jowan Lee and Myron Huen)

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A new pilot project could mean that British Columbians with cochlear implants will one day no longer need to make the trip to Vancouver to have their devices adjusted.

The initiative, which lets specialized medical technicians at St. Paul’s Hospital connect remotely with patients implants, has already been rolled out on parts of Vancouver Island.

St. Paul’s audiologist Jowan Lee said the program is still in its infancy, and is only appropriate for people who’ve gone through their first year of tests and checkups after getting their implant.

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