What is Project EAR?
Project EAR was initiated by the Cochlear Implant Program of Eastern North Carolina and East Carolina University to provide additional services to practitioners who work with children using cochlear implants in eastern North Carolina.
Project goals include active coordination with the school systems in the region to offer guidance regarding cochlear implant devices as well as educational and speech therapy strategies for these children. Project EAR will also explore options for preschool experiences for children with cochlear implants.
Finally, Project EAR provides continuing education symposia for audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and educators on the topics of childhood hearing and speech and language development and cochlear implants.
Project EAR serves the following counties: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrell, Washington, Wayne, Wilson