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Caroline Montgomery, MSDE, CED, LSLS, AVEd

Cochlear Implant Program Specialist, Department of Surgery


Caroline Montgomery is the Cochlear Implant Education Coordinator at SIU School of Medicine. She is a certified auditory verbal educator who provides instructional services to infants and children who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families. Parents and caregivers are coached to actively participate in the instruction to help their child learn to listen and speak using their hearing aids and/or cochlear implants.

Caroline is dedicated to helping schools understand the educational impacts of hearing loss and assisting staff to help develop Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) goals. She also provides specialized instructional services to adult cochlear implant recipients.

Caroline works closely with the SIU audiologists as well as Dr. Carol Bauer, director of SIU's cochlear implant program. She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Santa Clara University in California and her Master's Degree in Deaf Education from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. She previously taught at The Moog Center for Deaf Education in St. Louis.


Washington University, St. Louis, MO