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During orientation, you may have to explain your cochlear implants and hearing needs to people multiple times.

When explaining your hearing needs to other students:

When explaining your hearing needs to orientation leaders:

  • Explain that you have cochlear implants and how they affect your hearing.
  • Before a session begins, approach an orientation leader and explain what they can do to help you understand the session better. For example, you can ask them to face the group as much as possible or ask to sit in a preferred location.
  • If you are intimidated about asking questions related to your hearing needs in a large session, ask orientation leaders if you can set up a meeting with them separately.