UCSF Otolaryngology's Children's Communication Center at 2019 Bay Area Science Festival Discovery Day at Oracle Park

Children's Communication Center at Oracle Park!
Every year, the UCSF Science & Health Education Partnership organizes Discovery Day at Oracle Park, a free event where 30,000 kids and adults from the Bay Area community join over 100 exhibitors in the fields and rafters of Oracle Park, home of the SF Giants, to learn about science and health. The Children's Communication Center (CCC), a program within the Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, had a large booth right on the right-field line. 25 volunteers— otolaryngologists, audiologists, speech therapists, and teachers— from UCSF and partner organizations taught children and their adults about how hearing happens, noise protection, and hearing devices. Groups of up to 10 children even practiced cochlear implant electrode insertions into a 4-foot-wide model cochlea. The CCC provides coordinated multidisciplinary care for deaf and hard-of-hearing children, performs clinical research to improve children's hearing health outcomes, and engages in community outreach projects. For more information, please visit the CCC website at https://ohns.ucsf.edu/ccc.