Deaf child’s hearing device disappeared along Lavallette shoreline

     Photo courtesy of Eileen Carney Towne.

    Photo courtesy of Eileen Carney Towne.

    A Lavallette woman requests the public’s help in finding her granddaughter’s hearing device that disappeared along the Lavallette shoreline. 

    The little girl, who is deaf, has a cochlear implant, said her grandmother, Eileen Carney Towne.

    One of the implant’s head pieces came off on the shoreline at Magee Avenue in the borough, Towne said. 

    “Not very hopeful, but stranger things have happened,” she said. “If anyone sees and finds please let me know.”

    According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, a cochlear impact is “a small, complex electronic device that can help to provide a sense of sound to a person who is profoundly deaf or severely hard-of-hearing. The implant consists of an external portion that sits behind the ear and a second portion that is surgically placed under the skin.”

    The entire implant process costs approximately $60,000, according to the National Institute of Heath. 

    Towne can be reached here

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