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The Illinois Cochlear Implant Chapter is a not for profit chapter of the national Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA)

We are a support group that offers individuals who face a common challenge the opportunity to seek out emotional support and practical help in dealing with a major life change. We provide an atmosphere of caring, sharing and support in times of need, most importantly during the implant decision process. We do this by having meetings on Cochlear Implant related topics six times a year, by publishing a newsletter for members and maintaining this web-site. The chapter is run by and for its members.

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August 8, 2015 from 3 o'clock at Plymouth Place


This is a double celebration for ICIC's 25th anniversary and HLAA 35th anniversary. We are inviting all our members, professionals, families and friends to join us in this special event.

We will recognize four ICIC pioneers, Dr. Richard Wiet. Terri Lambert and Ted Burtzos and Sheldon Azriel (deceased) who were charter members of ICIC.

Dr. Wiet will give a brief presentation on "Improvements in cochlear implants in the past 25 years". Terri Lambert and Ted Burtzos will offer reflections about about the first years of ICIC.

Please join us on this special event. Refreshments will be served.


Special Anniversary Celebration