Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

School of Health and Human Sciences

Cochlear Implant Connections (CIC) is a UNCG group Aural Rehabilitation research therapy program for late-deafened adults with cochlear implants (CI). The CIC research study is exploring the benefits of a biopsychosocial group therapy program to meet the physical, emotional and social challenges of learning to hear again. The CIC research program is a 10-week group therapy open to newly implanted, late-deafened adult CI users.


In CIC group therapy, subjects are given instruction, structured listening practice, support, and mentoring. Some examples of CIC instruction includes:

  • Learning about your implant and how it works.
  • Learning about the human ear and brain working together in the implant transition process to help you listen.
  • Learning how to use communication strategies to cope with difficult listening situations.
  • Share your experiences and concerns with other CI users.

Enrolling in the CIC Research Project:

We are actively recruiting for the Fall 2019 CIC research session. If you are interested in participating in CIC, please email Dr. Amy Myers for more information.