Choosing a College
Choosing a college can be difficult for any student, but as a student with cochlear implants, there are a few additional things for you to consider, including whether you want to attend a college for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing or a mainstream college.
You may want to consider how important it is for you to be around other students with cochlear implants and hearing loss and whether you’d prefer faculty and staff who have experience with students with cochlear implants. Colleges for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing often have more services on campus for students with cochlear implants and hearing loss. This list gives several examples of different colleges for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and the types of services they provide.
There are many other factors to consider when choosing a college. You can use this worksheet to help you determine what you want and need from a potential college.