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Cecilia's Story

45 minutes 20 seconds

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Chronicles the life of Cecilia Grugan from infancy to her eighth birthday and describes how her family made the decision for her to have cochlear implant surgery at the age of three. Covers her surgery, day of activation, learning language, schooling, self-image, B.T.E. (behind the ear processor) fitting, family dynamics, and social interactions. Closed-captioned in English. Subtitled in Spanish and French.

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Runtime: 45 minutes 20 seconds

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Closeup of a doctor fitting a hearing aid around the back of a man's ear. Caption. Narrator. The microphone that will act as Eli's ear.
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Grade Level: PT/TT -
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Grade Level: PT/TT -
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Science Nation
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Grade Level: 7 - 12
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Grade Level: 4 - 12
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Grade Level: PT/TT -
Person reaches a hand towards a smiling young girl. A wire from her right ear is visible. Caption. She would now hear using her cochlear implant.
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