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Remote cochlear clinic offers shorter commute for patients like Duncan’s Alan Holt (PHC SPH)

(Photo credit: Cowichan Valley Citizen)
(Photo credit: Cowichan Valley Citizen)

Duncan’s Alan Holt holds the distinction of being one of the first patients ever to participate in the first remote cochlear implant (CI) mapping program for adults in British Columbia.

The project, a partnership between Providence Health Care and others, including Island Health, is being offered to patients so they don’t have to travel for their appointments.

Cochlear implant patients from Vancouver Island normally have to go to St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver since it is the BC/Yukon centre for CI surgery and follow-up services such as annual mapping. The remote clinic allows them to stay closer to home.

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